This will be the last of my individual profiles. I'll group the other ones from here unless the Cubs make an especially intriguing pick. This one might actually qualify...
- 175 lbs.
- Americas, HS (TX)
Prieto is small, as you can see from his profile, but he generates easy low 90s heat because of a very sound delivery. Injury issues caused his velocity to drop a bit. Combined with atypical physical stature for a pitcher, Prieto wasn't going to go as high as his stuff would normally indicate. Baseball America reports that he touched the mid 90s that had scouts buzzing. Like a lot of McLeod/Wilken pitchers, Prieto is a good athlete who has potential for good command of all his pitches (fastball, curveball, change).
Interesting pick as you wonder how high a guy with his stuff and command would have gone if he was 6'3", 190 lbs.