#38 – Eduardo Aldama

Bat/Throws: R/R

Height/Weight: 6’1”, 180

Acquired: NDFA, signed 7/15/06

Born: 12/23/89 Valencia, VZ

Why Ranked Here: Aldama earns his place here with something that looks like an MLB fastball from a thin frame. When I saw him in July, he was throwing his heater 89-94 mph, while sitting at 91. His command of the pitch is below MLB caliber. At age 19 in 2009, he is still projectable and will have a chance to iron out his delivery and potentially add a few ticks to his velocity as he fills out. His secondary offerings include a curveball from 74-78 that was mostly 76 and a changeup. He showed some feel for the pitch.

2008: Pay no attention to the ERA. In the GCL, Aldama struck out almost eight batters per nine innings and had a strikeout to walk ratio above three.

Dr. Pangloss Says: In the distant future, assuming all of the usual caveats with young pitchers (health and continued development) a chance at a staring job is possible.

On the Flipside: Aldama is years away and might end up as a bullpen or even and org arm.

Projected 2009 Start: Savannah, or XST with a move to Kingsport in June


There is one comment

  1. ravin108

    What’s an org arm?
    Is it an arm thats only projectable to consistently play only in the upper minor leagues? If not, is there a term for such a prospect?

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