26. RHP Camilo Doval
Acquired: IFA (2015)
Future Value: 35+
Stock: Previously unranked
Camilo Doval is another reliever that has flashed closer upside. He works from a very unorthodox high-energy three-quarters delivery. The motion adds deception, but has also added inconsistency to his velocity.
In some outings, he’s sat in the high 90s while showing strong cut with a fastball that has registered 2700 RPM. Other outings, his velocity will be in the low to mid-90s.
Doval also still lacks a solid second pitch.
He has a slider that flashes as an average pitch, but he lacks the control to take advantage of it. That’s the nature of his mechanics. While adding to his nastiness, it also makes it difficult to repeat his delivery and locate.
Even if his velocity sits in the low 90s, his motion should make him an effective right-handed specialist.
All of this has been on full display in the California League, where Doval has had stretches where he looks like a budding bullpen ace and others where he looks like a non-prospect. Doval is the kind of prospect who will be frustrating until everything clicks, if it ever does. Think Kyle Crick.