Roansy Contreras

Position: RHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Charleston RiverDogs
League: South Atlantic League
Born: 11/07/1999 (Age: 19)
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as J2 international free agent (Dominican Republic) 7/2/16 (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

Contreras is undersized but athletic, allowing him to control his body and limit walks well for a young power arm. Both his fastball and hard breaking ball show above-average potential. Contreras’ heater sits in the mid-90s and he has advanced feel for spin on the bender. In order to remain a starter in the big leagues, Contreras will need to improve a little-used changeup and prove his slight frame is durable enough to eat innings. There’s risk given Contreras’ age and proximity, though he brings plenty of upside as well. He profiles as a #4/#5 starter in the best-case scenario, though questions about moving to the ‘pen will linger given his small stature and above-average velocity.