H/W: 5-11, 190 lbs
Acquired: Signed as minor league free agent (5/11)
Current Salary: Minor league contract
Team Control: 1 season MiLB (2017)
Combined WAR: (no MLB debut)
The Outfield Fly Ruling
Most likely an organizational lefty, Caicedo has some swingman ability and does a good job avoiding free passes, mostly because his pitches are awfully hittable. Any future must include an ability to induce weak contact. (-B. Blackwell, 2017)
The OFR Scouting Report
Stamina – 40
Caicedo is already living the swingman’s life, with enough stamina to pick up a handful of starts per year, but more activity in the bullpen.
Walk Avoidance – 40 ↑
Caicedo has been particularly stingy with walks, but projections suggest it might be level-related. Either way, it doesn’t appear to be a major issue for him, and he should be near league-average in this regard.
Strikeout Ability – 25 ↑↑
Caicedo doesn’t miss many bats, and isn’t really ever projected to.
Groundball Induction – 40
20-80 scale, where 20 will prevent you from reaching the bigs, 30 is terrible, 40 is below average, 50 is MLB average, 60 is plus, 70 is plus-plus, and 80 is HOF-level. The OFR Scouting Report is based mostly on statistical forecasting models such as ZiPs, PECOTA, etc. Arrows indicate projected room for growth or decline, with each representing a 5 point movement on the 20-80 scale.
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