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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scouting Report Pitchers on 40 man roster- Kelvim Escobar

Kelvim Escobar - #45
33 years old (34 in April)
6'1" 230 pounds
13th major league season
Bats R/Throws R

The Good: Drop and drive delivery with a short arm action and a high 3/4 release point. "When healthy" he throws mid-90s, a power slider with late bite, a tight curveball and a splitter that falls off the table. He was supposed to be the answer to the Mets 8th inning this year.

The Bad: Has thrown 5 innings in the past 2 years and is currently not throwing after experiencing pain and weakness after Winter ball. Had a labral (shoulder) repair surgery performed by Dr. Altchek in 2008. Has mentioned he may retire if his shoulder doesn't respond soon.

Role: All based on health, he would be the Mets 8th inning reliever, but if not, well, he better thank Omar for guaranteeing him over a million dollars this off-season.  Earliest he could debut is May if at all...

To view my previous posts on Escobar, click here:
Escobar Feb 28
Escobar Dec 27

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