11/6/2020 : Profiling Rodolfo Sanchez
The Phillies acquired 20 year old RHP Rodolfo Sanchez ( 5’10” 165 ) as the player to be named later in the Edgar Garcia deal made earlier this year.
He’s 20 years old and is from Bani, a small town in the Dominican Republic. He was signed by the Rays in 2016 as a 16 year old. He played stateside in the Rays system in his second pro season and started 13 games in the New York Penn League in 2019 ( his third season ) as the youngest member of the Hudson Valley Renegades ( the Rays affiliate in the NYPL).
The scouting report :
Fastball : sits in the 93-94 range ... flashes 95
Movement : arm side run
Curveball : sits 81-83 range with glove side run and solid vertical break
Needs to work on control and command of both pitches.
Cutter : sits in the 94-95 range ... lacks movement though and flattens out
Needs to work gaining movement and break.
Change Up : sits 80-82 range
Lacks movement and command ... runs arm side ... needs to work hard on development
Decent mechanics with a high IQ for the game. Generates a lot of soft contact.
Needs to refine command and control and develop a strikeout pitch with the curve ball being the most likely pitch in that regard. Gives the Phillies another starter in the system to refine and develop with a decent amount of upside given his age, baseball acumen and tools.
I look forward to meeting and greeting the young man to welcome him to the Phillies from a fan’s view !
Source of intel : Prospects-Live