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Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Topic Start: August 02, 2022, 05:29:51 PM »
18 years old, signed by the Padres as an international free agent in 2022 for $1.7 million out of the DR. He was the top-ranked international pitching prospect this year.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2022-01-15/padres-2022-international-class-jarlin-susana

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At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Susana pairs a 96-99 mph fastball with a late-breaking slider, a hammer curve and a hard, sinking change-up, the sort of arsenal that could make him a workhorse in a rotation.

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Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 45 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 50

The top-ranked pitcher in the 2021-22 international class, Susana signed with the Padres for $1,700,000 on Jan. 15, 2022 out of the Dominican Republic. He made eight appearances for San Diego’s Arizona Complex League affiliate and showed enough promising stuff to become a prospect piece in the Juan Soto Deadline blockbuster trade with the Nationals.

Listed at 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds, Susana already has a Major League frame and his arsenal gives scouts plenty to dream on. The right-hander can sit in the upper-90s with his fastball and touches triple digits on occasion. He complements that with a mid- to upper-80s slider, his best secondary offering, and a low-80s curveball. The teenager rounds out his repertoire with a developing changeup with late sink.

While Susana has the potential to throw multiple plus pitches in the future, he’ll need to improve his command, a common stage of development for such a young pitcher. With a smooth, repeatable delivery, he will get every opportunity to develop as a starter in his second system with Washington.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #1: August 02, 2022, 05:40:05 PM »
44/11 k/bb in 29.1ip with a 2.45 era. .89 whip.

Love the early returns, particularly the whip. Guys with his size and power can struggle to throw strikes early on.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #2: August 02, 2022, 05:53:23 PM »
He’s so far away that he is hard to project. The stuff is electric. Really good piece.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #3: August 02, 2022, 08:05:12 PM »
Yet another tall, hard throwing righty that the Nationals will fail to develop

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jarlin Susana, RHP
« Reply #4: August 02, 2022, 08:06:22 PM »
TINSTAAPP.  I feel bad for this dude.  He could have been traded somewhere that would have helped him become good.