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Follow the Prospects: Roddery Muñoz, LHP
« Topic Start: September 22, 2023, 12:48:19 AM »
PB/T: R/R
6' 2"/210
Born 4/4/2020, DR
Claimed off waivers from the Braves in July, 2023

Stats: https://www.milb.com/player/roddery-munoz-682610

MLB.com Scouting report:
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Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 40 | Overall: 40

The Braves weren’t allowed to spend more than $300,000 on a prospect on the amateur international market in the 2017-18 signing period because they went over their bonus pool the previous year. Muñoz signed for just $30,000 close to the end of the signing period in June 2018. He’s worked as a starter and reached Double-A in 2022, showing enough to earn a spot on the 40-man roster this past offseason. Atlanta moved him into the bullpen in ’23 and designated him for assignment in July before Washington picked him up. The Nats have slowly worked him back into the Triple-A rotation, where he’s had rough results but is still young at 23.

The 6-foot-2 right-hander has swing-and-miss stuff, relying mostly on a fastball-slider combination to get things done. His four-seamer and sinker both sit around 94-96 mph, topping out at 98, so there’s velo there. He really leans on the low-90s slider, an out pitch that can be a true plus and has cutter-like action to it, missing a healthy amount of bats with it. He has an 89-91 mph changeup, but it's clearly his third pitch.

Control was a big part of Muñoz’s push to relief, and it hasn’t gotten any better as a starter with the Nats, though the Triple-A ABS system could be affecting things. He still projects best as a two-pitch reliever, and the fastball-slider combo could make him a quality right-handed option, so long as he finds the zone with some regularity.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Roddery Muñoz, LHP
« Reply #1: September 22, 2023, 12:48:41 AM »
I hesitated to create a thread for him given his ERA has been north of 7 this year at AAA but he ended season on a high note: 5.1IP,   2H, 1ER, 2BB, 6Ks

Currently ranks as our #30 prospect on MiLB Pipeline so someone sees something in him but it really looks like he's the next Wander Suero.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Roddery Muñoz, LHP
« Reply #2: December 02, 2023, 10:07:08 AM »
DFA'd and now with the Pirates fighting with Paul Skenes for a roster spot.