Level: Class A
Affiliate: Charleston RiverDogs
League: South Atlantic League
Born: 09/17/1994 (Age: 28)
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: Signed as international free agent June 1, 2013 (NYY)
Despite being fairly short, Severino is well-built throughout with a whippy arm-stroke. This produces high-90s gas and hard breaking ball spin, though his control is well below-average and holds back his overall value. Severino’s left-handed velocity makes him a prospect to some degree, but he won’t yield any value at the Major League level unless he finds a way to throw more consistent strikes. The heat gives him some chance to crack a big league roster and he could be an interesting Rule 5 candidate next off-season with a strong 2019.