Miguel Lara

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Rays Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 07/17/1997 (Age: 22)
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent July 17, 2014 (TB)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:

  • Small frame, narrow and wiry build, twitchy athlete. 
  • High-maintenance operation, effort throughout delivery. X-long arm-circle, off-line and floppy in the back, whippy L3/4 slot.
  • FB 92-96 (94); Turbo sinker, long run action from low slot. Mechanical effort limits in-zone command.
  • SL 79-82; Roundhouse shape, wide glider that’s a tough look for RHH from L3/4 release point.
  • CH 80-84; Best off-speed, sells with FB armspeed from same tunnel. Gets separation, dive action at best. 
  • Feel to mix both off-speed pitches, crafty in his sequencing. Would be a three-pitch reliever in a ‘pen role. 

SUMMARY: Has worked as a starter in the low-minors but fits a relief profile moving up the ladder. Has a chance to emerge a big league relief prospect on the strength of potentially above-average FB and CH mix. Longshot prospect with a good arm.