The Book on Luis HerediaPIT



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Luis Heredia / RHP, PIT
Born 8/10/1994
Sinaloa, Mexico

Height 6-6
Weight 210
Bats/Throws R/R
125 | 9/1/2013


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB

Total professional at-bats: .



The Pirates swear he's only eighteen years old, but young Luis Heredia sure looks a lot older than that, both physically and when you take a look at what he can do with a baseball. The big (6-6, 210) kid from Sinaloa throws hard: he touched 96mph in rookie ball as a sixteen-year old (!?), and he looks like as he grows into his body, he'll be able to increase number in the future, too.

Even as-is, though, that fastball will be enough if he can complement it with any decent secondary pitches. Good news for his mother and the fan club: Heredia's already packing a changeup that looks better than anything most 20-year olds can throw, and his work-in-progress curve is showing great movement, even if he can't really control it yet.

He's only due to sample A-ball in 2013, which means he's still go a long way to go before he's wowing them in MLB, and we'll probably be hearing about all those other great Pirate pitching prospects first, but if his body holds together, the H-Bomb could be something special a few years down the road. Felix Hernandez comparisons are not completely outrageous here.

9/1/2013


Pitching Stats 0.00000
Yr Age W L G GS IP H ER K BB WHIP K/9 BB/9 K/BB
2014 19 A Sally W Virginia PIT 1 2 9 9 36.1 35 25 21 22 1.569 2014 2014 2014
2013 18 A Sally W Virginia PIT 7 3 14 13 65.0 52 22 55 37 1.369 2013 2013 2013
2012 17 A- NY-Penn State College PIT 4 2 14 14 66.1 53 22 40 20 1.101 2012 2012 2012
2011 16 Rookie Gulf Pirates PIT 1 2 12 11 30.1 28 16 23 19 1.549 2011 2011 2011





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