Name: Angel Nesbitt
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Date of Birth: 12/4/1990
Dates Observed: June 18 and June 28, 2015
Acquired: Amateur Free Agent, 2009
Body: (6’ 1”, 240) Stocky frame; Strong legs and upper body; looks a little lighter than listed weight; not much projection left.
Delivery/Mechanics: Slow motion with high leg kick; explodes towards the plate; max effort delivery; inconsistent with both motion and arm angle; arm angle varies between very high ¾ and straight ¾; motion speeds up at times; falls a little towards 1st base on delivery; will slide step with runners on at times.
Fastball: : 94-96, touched 97; good arm-side run when kept in the lower half of the zone; pitch floats when left up and arm slot gets flat; if some consistency in the delivery comes, pitch could get marginally better. Grade: Present 6/Future 6+
Cutter: 88-91; quick run in on LHH; releases from same slot as FB; most effective change of pace pitch; thrown to both LHH and RHH; doesn’t miss many bats but induces weak contact; throws with good frequency. Grade: Present 5/ Future 5+
Slider: : 84-87; very inconsistent pitch; more drop than run; can induce weak contact if down in the zone; much more effective when he consistently generates high spin rate; pitch seems to be thrown with no real purpose. Grade: Present 4/ Future 4+
Control/Command: Struggles with command stemming from inconsistency in delivery and arm slot; issues too many walks; balls that float up in the zone stay flat and get pounded; struggles hitting spots in the zone.
Other: Very upbeat player; always ready to throw when needed; always focused.
Summary: Big frame; inconsistent delivery and arm slot; high velocity fastball with good cutter; slider is inconsistent; struggles with command; too many free passes; always ready to play.
Projection: If delivery becomes more consistent, potential 7-8 inning MLB reliever; realistic up and down reliever.