Tony Dibrell

Position: RHSP
Level: High A
Affiliate: St. Lucie Mets
League: Florida State League
Born: 11/08/1995 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 190
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 4th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM)

Prospect Spotlight

The Mets signed Dibrell to an under-slot bonus out of Kennesaw State in 2017, and he has put up numbers through A-Ball as an older pitcher with some feel. He’s the type of prospect that starts to get challenged more up the ladder and shouldn’t be judged solely by his production. That said, Dibrell’s overall pitchability and advanced changeup still give him a shot at a big league role.

The fastball sits in the upper-80s, touching 92 mph, delivered consistently around the plate with run and occasional angle. His 79-to-82 mph slider flashes sharp finish at best but can get slurvy, mixing an occasional show-me curve with less velocity and loopy shape later in games. Dibrell’s go-to secondary is the aforementioned changeup, coming in at 80-to-82 mph with excellent separation and tricky armspeed. The pitch gets long fade action with consistent plane-changing sink down in the zone.

There’s not a ton of ceiling, and given the fact Dibrell routinely dips into the upper-80s with his heater, he could pretty easily wind up stalling as a upper-level/4A depth piece. Solid strikethrowing ties a fringy mix of stuff together, giving long relief or spot-starter upside.