Brayan Bello, SP

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He's been a binky of mine for awhile. He added considerable velocity in 2019 and pitched much better in the 2nd half. This year, he's off to another great start. I think he's on the verge of climbing up the ranks in a hurry but his size could possibly limit him to a bullpen role.

He just turned 22 and is repeating the year in Greenville, though that makes some sense given his age and the time off.

Bello's last 10 starts in 2019: 10 games, 3.00 era, 54.0 ip, 9bb/59k, .235/.280/.363 against. 26.8% K rate, 4.1% BB rate. His best start of the year being a 6.0 ip, 5 hit, 0r/0er, 0bb/13k masterpiece.

So far this season, in 4 starts: 2.11 era, 21.1 ip, 4bb/30k. .192/.234/.274 38.9% K rate, 5.2% bb rate.


Last 75.1 ip, he has 13bb/89k. That's ridiculous.
 

Cesar Crespo

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2021 Game Logs
5.2 ip, 4 hits, 1r/1er, 1bb/3k. 76 pitches, 46 strikes.
5.2 ip, 2 hits, 1r/er, 2bb/10k. 89 pitches, 56 strikes.
5.0 ip, 6 hits, 2r/2er, 1bb/10k. 89 pitches, 57 strikes.
5.0 ip, 2 hits, 1r/1er, 0bb/7k. 60 pitches, 43 strikes.
 

Cesar Crespo

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Last start was a few days ago
5.0 ip, 7 hits, 4r, 2 er, 3bb/6k, 2 HRA. 82 pitches, 52 strikes.

To date: 13.0% Strikes looking, 18.0% strikes swinging, 55% GB ratio, 10% LD. Hitters are slashing .223/.277/.351 in 101 PA with a .327 BAbip.
 

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Wow, that’s a helluva line. The K/BB ratio really stands out, especially at an age when a lot of high-K rate pitchers can also have trouble harnessing raw stuff.
 

Cesar Crespo

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Sox prospects updated their rankings and Bello jumped from 24 to 9.

He was also named their pitcher of the month for May.

Funny thing is, his BAbip against right now is .328, so he has been somewhat unlucky. On the year, hitters are slashing .217/.262/.322. 36.9% K rate, 5.7% BB rate.

He's always been a control pitcher, having gone into 2021 with a 6.2% BB rate against 779 batters. His K rate was 24.7%.

Anyway, going back to the 2nd half of 2019: 16 games, 2.73 era, 85.2 ip, 73 hits, 16bb/104k, 6 HRA. Hitters are slashing .229/.272/.348 with a .316 BAbip during that time, 342 Batters faced.

30.4% K rate, 4.7% BB rate. 1.8% HR rate. 6.5:1 K/BB ratio.

Well deserved promotion.
 

Cesar Crespo

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In his 2nd AA start

5 ip, 2 hits, 1r/1er, 1 HRA, 1bb/10k. 80 pitches, 51 strikes. 12 looking, 13 swinging. 4 Ground outs, 3 Pop outs.

10 of the 11 strikeouts were via swinging.

He's going to be in the Red Sox top 5 by the end of the year health permitting. He's the best pitching prospect in the sox system. There's some questions as to if his frame will hold up in a SP role but man... he's nasty.
 

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What is his pitch mix and fastball velocity?
From soxprospects and Twitter: fastball sits at 95, gets up to 98. Has hit 100mph before.

Secondary is the change up. Slider is in development.

Given how often he’s striking out guys, I imagine the change up is either really good or the slider has developed well from last year.

The fastball velocity is what is exciting, he has starter potential for sure.
 

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From soxprospects and Twitter: fastball sits at 95, gets up to 98. Has hit 100mph before.

Secondary is the change up. Slider is in development.

Given how often he’s striking out guys, I imagine the change up is either really good or the slider has developed well from last year.

The fastball velocity is what is exciting, he has starter potential for sure.
Thanks. Here is a typically ramped up quote from Gammons about his change up from a month ago: "Red Sox think the fastest rising pitcher in organization is 22-yr. old RH Bryan Bello @ Greenville. One front office official says "Bello was up to 97 with the best changeup I ever seen, at least since Pedro."
 

BaseballJones

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Was at the Portland game tonight and Bello really struggled. Such a bummer because I was pumped to see him. Live stuff but couldn’t harness it. Kid has worlds of potential.
 

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Was at the Portland game tonight and Bello really struggled. Such a bummer because I was pumped to see him. Live stuff but couldn’t harness it. Kid has worlds of potential.
You got to see Dermis Garcia hit one 474? Jealous.
 

Cesar Crespo

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2.0 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 1bb/3k yesterday. 35 pitches, 23 strikes.

Left for non injury related reasons.