Thursday, June 3, 2010

Felix Doubront Scouting Report

I finally got the chance to see Boston prospect Felix Doubront throw last night versus the Charlotte Knights.

Doubront has a deceptive over-hand delivery. He has a three-pitch mix that includes a fastball in the 91-93 mph range. The pitch runs in on left-handed batters and he broke three bats in his 5.1 innings that I saw. His change-up is above-average with a chance to be a good major league pitch. He throws is in the low-80s and gets good downward action. He also flashes a high-70s curve. This pitch still needs work but could become average.

Doubront was dominant last night. He struck out 3 and walked 1 while scattering 2 hits over 5.1 innings. He recorded 9 groundballs (vs 5 flies) and really only allowed three hard hit balls. I came away very impressed with his stuff. I can see him developing into a #3 starter down the road.

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