Shao-Ching Chiang

Born: 11/10/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as non-drafted free agent September 23, 2011 (CLE)
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 10th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/21/18
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Akron RubberDucks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Undersized build, average width; flexible w/ good body control.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup delivery; low-effort operation w/ online finishes; repeats well. Full, clean arm circle; high 3/4's slot. Strike-thrower delivery.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 45 Fringy FB that doesn't project to turn over ML lineups as a starter, given hittable velo/movement and lack of third pitch to keep hitters off fastball.
Fringy FB that doesn't project to turn over ML lineups as a starter, given hittable velo/movement and lack of third pitch to keep hitters off fastball.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 91 89-93 Average velocity, sits at 91 mph w/ scrapes of 92-to-93 mph earlier in outings.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Four-seam type fastball w/ limited movement; moderate one-plane tail; fringy overall life.
Four-seam type fastball w/ limited movement; moderate one-plane tail; fringy overall life.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 50 Advanced present command; goes to both sides w/ ability to keep FB down.
Advanced present command; goes to both sides w/ ability to keep FB down.
Curveball
Curveball 40 40 72 70-74 Casts in a slow, loopy breaker for a second look later in outings. Wrinkle pitch.
Casts in a slow, loopy breaker for a second look later in outings. Wrinkle pitch.
Slider
Slider 45 45 82 80-83 Short, tight, cutter-like offering that lacks the depth to get off the barrel. Good feel for it, able to pitch inside/outside the zone w/ intent; fringy overall pitch that loses bite as pitch count rises.
Short, tight, cutter-like offering that lacks the depth to get off the barrel. Good feel for it, able to pitch inside/outside the zone w/ intent; fringy overall pitch that loses bite as pitch count rises.
Control
Control 45 50 FB/SL heavy approach first time through lineup. Didn't show a change and needs something to combat left-handed bats. Consistently ahead in counts, establishes FB; would need to nibble more if he were in the big leagues right now, as he doesn't have the stuff to challenge ML hitters over the plate. Poised, mature mound presence; didn't get too high or low.
FB/SL heavy approach first time through lineup. Didn't show a change and needs something to combat left-handed bats. Consistently ahead in counts, establishes FB; would need to nibble more if he were in the big leagues right now, as he doesn't have the stuff to challenge ML hitters over the plate. Poised, mature mound presence; didn't get too high or low.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
24 years old and close to being what he will be. Reliable strike thrower; high floor/low ceiling type who lacks a carrying tool and enough third pitch to turn lineups over. Ceiling of long reliever at ML level who eats mop-up innings.