Delfo Terrero, Left-Handed Pitcher
HT : 6'4
WT : 200 lb.
DOB : December 17, 1996, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Throws : Left
Bats : Left
School : N/A
Acquired : International Free Agent 2014
Stock : Neutral
Cool Notes : N/A
Not knowing much about this prospect intrigues us to say the least. Terrero has not only impressed the voters on our ballots who put him in the top 100, but also has turned the heads of coaches, who give him high praise moving forward.
We truly don't know much about Terrero sadly. We know he has pair of off-speed pitches that go with a plus fastball that sits in the 89-91 range, and could possibly tap 92-93.
What we do know is that lefty is young, and lethal, with a good frame, limiting batters to weak contact, but has some command issues, which will be fixed with experience and coaching.
Terrero was signed and spent this past summer with the Dominican League affiliate. There, he posted a 2.57 ERA and 1.571 WHIP over 21 innings of work. Terrero limited runs, but had trouble keeping runners off the base paths, walking six per nine and allowing 8.1 hits per nine. Terrero did have eight of his 12 appearances go scoreless and never allowed more than two runs to come across.
Terrero held lead off bats to a .105/.150/211 slash and held bats to going 3-for-15 with runners on with two outs (2-for-11 with runners in scoring position with two outs).
Terrero is still young and that's a benefit for the Angels. He should stay international with the Dominican affiliate for 2015, where he'll be able to pitch a whole season and show his true value.
Terrero has the benefit of being a left-handed reliever, which is vital in the Angels organization. This could help him come stateside within the coming years, where he'll be able to prove if he's Major League talent or not. Terrero is best suited for the bullpen.
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Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for InsideTheHalos.com, and can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.