Affiliate: Trenton Thunder
League: Eastern League
Born: 09/26/1995 (Age: 27)
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: IFA, 8/5/13 (HOU); Trade 11/27/16 (NYY)
Abreu has the stuff for an impactful rotation role if he shores up what’s presently 40-grade control/command. His lively fastball works into the mid-90s with armside run, able to elevate and blow it by hitters high in the zone. Both a curveball and changeup can miss bats, giving numerous above-average pitches to keep hitters off balance. Abreu is a good athlete with a starter’s frame, giving reason to project on his mechanics the adjustments necessary to improve his control. His ceiling is a #3/#4 starter.