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Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Topic Start: July 02, 2019, 09:50:50 AM »
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.

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Lara is still only 16 years old.

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For those wondering, he's from Venezuela.

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

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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.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #6: December 21, 2019, 12:40:52 PM »
Are those scouting grades where he is now or his projection?  I would not think a 55 is a top of the rotation guy, so there must be a lot of projection that he will get better not in that number.  At 16, I'm gonna guess there's a lot of uncertainty.  Fangraphs has him as a 40+ and as #6 in our system going into next year (age 17).  They guess 2025 as his ETA in the majors.

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6. Andry Lara, RHP
Signed: July 2nd Period, 2019 from Venezuela (WSN)
Age    17.0    Height    6′ 3″    Weight    210    Bat / Thr    R / R    FV    40+

Lara is a bigger, mature-framed pitcher with present velocity. He already sits 92-94, so it’s less of a problem that he lacks traditional physical projection. However, it’s also feasible that Lara becomes more fluid and athletic as he matures, so maybe he’ll back into more velocity that way. Many other traits typical of top high school pitchers — arm action, glove side fastball/slider command, and the slider quality — are also promising here, just without obvious physical projection.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #7: December 21, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
Are those scouting grades where he is now or his projection?  I would not think a 55 is a top of the rotation guy, so there must be a lot of projection that he will get better not in that number.  At 16, I'm gonna guess there's a lot of uncertainty.  Fangraphs has him as a 40+ and as #6 in our system going into next year (age 17).  They guess 2025 as his ETA in the majors.

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6. Andry Lara, RHP
Signed: July 2nd Period, 2019 from Venezuela (WSN)
Age    17.0    Height    6′ 3″    Weight    210    Bat / Thr    R / R    FV    40+

Lara is a bigger, mature-framed pitcher with present velocity. He already sits 92-94, so it’s less of a problem that he lacks traditional physical projection. However, it’s also feasible that Lara becomes more fluid and athletic as he matures, so maybe he’ll back into more velocity that way. Many other traits typical of top high school pitchers — arm action, glove side fastball/slider command, and the slider quality — are also promising here, just without obvious physical projection.

i'm not sure if those are current grades, it's what's listed if you go to the MLB top 30 prospects page and click on the player.  I'm not sure how often they are updated.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #8: December 21, 2019, 01:24:41 PM »
The Fangraph grade is  a combination of potential and likelihood he will hit it. Since he is just turning 17 and glikeley going back to rookie league, I guess they feel there's a lot of off ramps before he makes it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #9: December 21, 2019, 09:57:34 PM »
He's probably our next international silly who makes the majors at like 19 and is a superstar.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #10: March 15, 2020, 12:39:48 PM »
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Nationals: Andy Lara, RHP (No. 5)
The Nationals viewed Lara as the top pitching prospect in the 2019-20 international class and made the Venezuelan right-hander their top target, signing him for $1.25 million at the start of the July 2 period. He’s physically advanced for his age, featuring a projectable frame that should allow him to add velocity to a fastball that already touches 95 mph.
https://www.mlb.com/news/baseball-s-top-prospects-in-2022

this is a bit of projection, but :az:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #11: June 22, 2020, 09:59:24 PM »
MLB.com now has Lara at #5 (not including the 2020 draft class)


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #12: June 22, 2020, 10:28:44 PM »
I hope his walk up song is the theme from Doctor Zhivago. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Andry Lara, RHP
« Reply #13: June 23, 2020, 09:10:03 AM »
I hope his walk up song is the theme from Doctor Zhivago. 
big sponsorship opportunity for his mom or wife when it comes to the nutrition bars.