Yesterday’s report was much more positive than today’s.
Angel de Jesus
Very tall and lanky. Listed at 6′ 6″ and looks the part. Mediocre velocity on fastball. Loses mechanics easily. Command was shaky at best.
Velocity in the low 90s. Has some unusual mechanics that includes his hand snapping back at the top of his motion. Very odd. Control was good not great. Might project for middle relief in the majors.
Fastball 88-91mph. Very straight forward motion with little deception. Fastball stays low in the zone. Good defense behind him.
Left handed reliever. Fastball sat 86-88 but never touched 90mph. Good deception. Slider works well on lefties. Outside shot to be a LOOGy.
I left after Boone Whiting’s start was completed on Sunday so I didn’t see Dean Kiekhefer pitch. I was somewhat underwhelmed by the relievers I saw. Lots of guys sitting right around 90mph. There wasn’t an arm that stood out among the four that I saw.