2012 Draft Scouting Report: Dylan Silva

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep pitcher, Dylan Silva.

Name: Dylan Silva
Position: Pitcher
School: American Heritage H.S. (Fla.)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 210
Bats/Throws: L/L

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National


Physical Description

What you see is probably what you get when it comes to Silva's frame. He's physically strong and thick in the lower half in particular. There's not a whole lot of projection here.

Mechanics

Silva's pitchability is a big strength, and the repeatability of his delivery goes hand in hand with that. He has a clean, long three-quarter arm action and he finishes nicely.

Fastball

He's not overpowering velocity wise, sitting at 86-89 mph, and topping out at 90, but Silva misses a lot of bats with his fastball. His good extension allows his velocity to play up a tick, and he also has outstanding sinking and running action on his fastball.

Curveball

This is Silva's greatest strength. He has plus command of his curveball and is comfortable with it even behind in counts. Thrown at 75-77 mph, it has sharp 11-5 action and is already a solid-average big league offering.

Changeup

Silva doesn't feature the changeup quite as much, but he shows a decent feel. He throws it at 80-82 mph and the arm speed is there.

Summation

This is a young man that can really pitch, and knows how to miss bats with his curveball and fastball. While not overpowering, there's some upside there as a third or fourth starter in the big leagues.

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