Luis Moncada

Position: LHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Rays Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 02/28/1998 (Age: 20)
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 150
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: Signed as international free agent, 3/27/2015 (TAM)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:

  • Much larger than listed HT/WT. Projectable frame, broad shoulder with room to fill out across upper-half. 
  • Clean semi-windup he repeats well; loose, on-line finish; fluid H3/4 slot with minimal effort. Starter look to delivery.
  • FB 91-94; Effortless velo that projects to take a jump with strength gains. Downhill with moderate run. 
  • CB 80-83; Hard slurve with 3/4 shape; consistent depth and action, shows ingredients of big league breaking ball. 
  • CH 85-87; Crude third pitch, lags behind FB/SL. Too firm, runs into FB and speeds up bats. Needs a third pitch. 
  • Polished delivery allows strikes with FB/CB, less control of CH. Can project up on strikethrowing given frame and mechanics.

SUMMARY: Projection lefty with good ingredients to work with. FB and CB could both be at least average pitches, ceiling of back-rotation starter if CH can make strides in quality and execution. Age/proximity add risk, but keep a close eye on this one in the next 1-2 years.