Monday, February 28, 2005

Jacobo Sequea Report

Jacobo Sequea, RHP, Baltimore Orioles
Signed as an Undrafted Free Agent, 1997, Venezuela
Bats R/Throws R
23 YO, 6'1", 195 lbs

Sequea was part of the Juan Guzman to Cincinnati trade all the way back in 1999. You know you've been a prospect for a long time when a pitcher you were traded for hasn't thrown a pitch for almost 5 years.

Sequea is a reliever with a power arsenal. He carries a low 90's fastball and a tight slider that has really improved since he moved to the pen in 2003. His control has sharpened a bit recently too.

2004 Bowie: 2.62 ERA, 53 K, 25 BB, 51 H, 5 HR, 65 IP
Career: 4.61 ERA, 458 K, 298 BB, 615 H, 70 HR, 640 IP

He's well suited to working late inning, high leverage situations. He'll be in Baltimore's bullpen by the end of the season and could very well be their closer on opening day in 2006.

ETA: Mid/Late 2005
3 Stars



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