Emanuel Vizcaino

Position: RHSP
Level: Extended Spring Training
Affiliate: XST Blue Jays
League: Extended Spring Training
Born: 08/24/1999 (Age: 24)
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as an International Free Agent 7/4/16 (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

Vizcaino signed for just $50K in 2016, which looks like great value in hindsight given how he has developed since. He’s still all projection—and hasn’t taken the jump in stuff we hoped since first getting eyes on him last summer—but is only 19-years-old and has lots of physical development left.

He pitched in the 87-to-91 mph range this outing, sitting in the upper-80s, with steep natural angle from a tall arm-slot. A mid-70s curveball shows long vertical action at times, though its spin and sharpness are inconsistent. His 80-to-84 mph changeup varied in quality as well, occasionally showing moderate action but straightening out when he lost a feel. There isn’t significant effort in Vizcaino’s delivery that projects to prevent him from throwing strikes, though his present control/command are spotty because he struggles to keep his long, gangly limbs balanced to the plate.

Youth and significant projection are what place Vizcaino in the FV 40 tier, though he’s admittedly on the fringes of the 35+/40 divide given how raw both his stuff and pitchability still are. He’ll need to grow into his body while adding power to his fastball and curve to stay on the prospect radar into his early-20s.