Domingo Tapia Scouting Report and Prospect Ranking
Born: August 4, 1991
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
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A tall, broad-shouldered right-hander with a well-developed lower half. There are no further projections to be made.
Starting on the first base side, he throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Before coming set, he crouches. He put out effort in his delivery.
Action with a long arm Arm that moves quickly. His lower half provides good power, but he could do a better job of incorporating it. A severe smack to the head and a violent fall to the first base side.
The speedometer reads 97-99 miles per hour. At 100 mph, it’s a beast. Fastball has a lot of movement and tends to be straight.
A mid-90s two-seam fastball with some run and significant sink will be mixed in. On rare occasions, he has displayed bat-missing talent, but his consistently below-average command and control of the pitch has kept him from reaching his full potential.
It’s difficult to hit him when he hits his places. With refined command and control, there’s a lot of potential here.
89-91 mph is the expected speed range. The pitch sinks a little bit, but it’s still rather firm. For the most part, it is immobile.
The overall impression is of inconsistency. Although the pitch has improved, the offering still appears to be below average.
His arsenal now includes a new pitch. Although the pitch has depth and a late, vertical break, it is uneven. Doesn’t always snap off a decent one in good shape, but when it does, it’s usually a terrific one.
Potentially an above-average offering, but given its youth, it may improve as he employs it more.
At the age of 18, the Mets signed him. Early in his career, he was a starter, but after Tommy John’s surgery in May 2015, he was moved to the bullpen.
In November 2016, he signed a contract with the Reds, and in 2018, he was invited to MLB Spring Training with the team.
In 2020, he has been invited to the Red Sox’s MLB Spring Training. In 2020, he earned his first MLB call-up after impressing at the Alternate Training Site.
Because of his inconsistent secondary offerings and command-and-control concerns, he projects as an emergency up-and-down reliever.
If he can locate a bat-missing secondary pitch, he has the ceiling of a middle reliever. Has a unique fastball and will be given every opportunity to figure it out.
Secondary options have improved slightly, although they are still uneven.