Luis Frias

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Diamondbacks Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 05/23/1998 (Age: 21)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent November 24, 2015 (ARI)

Prospect Spotlight
  • Thicker than listed weight. Strong throughout, thick lower half, broad shoulders.
  • Effortful semi-windup, loses line to the plate, lands stiff and doesn’t get over front side consistently. Fluid H3/4 slot.
  • FB 93-95; Plus velo with the frame to hold it. Occasional run and downhill angle. Spotty in-zone command.
  • CB 76-80; 12-6 shape from high release, average depth and action, shows ingredients of average big league breaking ball.
  • CH 88-89; Crude third pitch, lags behind FB/CB. Too firm, runs into FB and speeds up bats. May prevent a rotation role in future. 
  • Control over command type, around the zone more consistently with FB than off-speed. Age and athleticism allow projection.

SUMMARY: Strong righty with big league fastball and work to do on secondaries. FB/CB combo will work out of pen, long-shot ceiling of back-rotation starter if CH and command make significant strides. Risk/reward type, all tools at this point.