Wei-Chieh Huang

Born: 09/26/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 18, 2014 (ARI); Traded to TEX 7/31/2018
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 15/18, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Frisco RoughRiders
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Thin, slight frame; lacking strength, undersized; looks lighter than listed weight of 170.
Mechanical Notes
Stretch-only delivery from 3/4 slot w moderate effort. Letter-high leg raise, early rear collapse, level shoulder into stride, lands closed and online, spine tilt and head whack pull him offline. Arm action: breaks hands late and low into wrap with a hook, choppy arm swing, average arm speed, strong finish.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 45 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Very average with enough velo and life to play at MLB level when located down. Half-grade improvement likely with small step in command; flashes ability to hit spits, adjust.
Very average with enough velo and life to play at MLB level when located down. Half-grade improvement likely with small step in command; flashes ability to hit spits, adjust.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92-93 91-93 Not enough velocity to blow it by hitters in FB counts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Above-average sink when keeping the pitch down; average armside tail. Lacks plane, pitch flattens when up.
Above-average sink when keeping the pitch down; average armside tail. Lacks plane, pitch flattens when up.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Will overthrow, whack head and lose pitches up. Flashed present ability to quiet head whack and stay down in zone; only saw in multi-inning outings, should find consistency one inning at a time.
Will overthrow, whack head and lose pitches up. Flashed present ability to quiet head whack and stay down in zone; only saw in multi-inning outings, should find consistency one inning at a time.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 75-76 75-76 12'6 bender with inconsistent sharpness. Will have issues hanging it, only plays as a chase pitch and good hitters will spit on it. Flashed 45 when he stayed on top of it, should improve consistency.
12'6 bender with inconsistent sharpness. Will have issues hanging it, only plays as a chase pitch and good hitters will spit on it. Flashed 45 when he stayed on top of it, should improve consistency.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 81-82 80-83 Best pitch; above-average separation from FB with plus fade to miss bats when down and induce weak contact in zone. Occasional arm-slowing should be cleaned up. Throws it to RH hitters. Still learning to locate and be confident in pitch over plate.
Best pitch; above-average separation from FB with plus fade to miss bats when down and induce weak contact in zone. Occasional arm-slowing should be cleaned up. Throws it to RH hitters. Still learning to locate and be confident in pitch over plate.
Control
Control 45 50 Head whack affects FB location, can fall behind counts. Secondaries not zone-stuffers. Better trust in stuff, esp CH should improve strike-throwing.
Head whack affects FB location, can fall behind counts. Secondaries not zone-stuffers. Better trust in stuff, esp CH should improve strike-throwing.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Saw in Cal League w/ ARI affiliate before the trade to TEX. Three-pitch RP, lacks durability for the rotation and relies on off-speed, CH is best secondary pitch. Ceiling of ML middle relief.