Author Topic: Nats agree to $1.25 million deal with P Andry Lara, #16 on MLBPipeline’s Top 30  (Read 158 times)

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Offline Glockypoo

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Per Jesse Sanchez @JessSanchezMLB.

Scouting report from mlb.com:

Scouting grades: Fastball:60 | Curve: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 55

Lara's fastball hovers in the 92-94 mph range and he's reached 96. His two-seam fastball might be his best pitch, but it's not his only weapon.

Lara's repertoire also features a power breaking ball. He also has a good feel for his changeup, which features some sink. The teen knows how to attack hitters and has shown good command of his pitches, and like most pitchers his age, Lara's control will improve as he develops and receives more instruction. There's some deception in his delivery and there's lot of aggressiveness in his approach. In short, he's a competitor with an edge and a strong arm. He profiles as a starter with top of the rotation projection because of his skill set and pitch abilities. The teen still has to learn how to harness his energy and power arm, and that process will begin in earnest once he signs with a team and enters the club's academy.

Offline Glockypoo

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Lara is still only 16 years old.

Offline bluestreak

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For those wondering, he's from Venezuela.


Offline nfotiu

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96mph at 16 seems crazy.  Is he a real 16 or is that in Central American years?

Offline GburgNatsFan

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96mph at 16 seems crazy.  Is he a real 16 or is that in Central American years?

(Not to put to fine a point on it, but Venezuela is South America, no?)

 But your point is taken.