Nefi Ogando

Name: Nefi Ismael Ogando
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: June 13, 1989
Height: 6’2
Weight: 220

Acquired: Acquired in trade from the Boston Red Sox for John McDonald on August 31, 2013.

Pre Draft Report:

Career Synopsis: Signed by Boston as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic soon after his 21st birthday.  With Boston, Ogando had spent full seasons at each of the first 4 levels – DSL, A-, A, and A+.  I first saw him in 2013 Instructs where his fastball was hitting 96 pretty regularly with no movement but on a downward plane.  His pitching stats followed a downward trend each year.  In 2014, he started at Reading and his ERA bottomed out above 6.00, but his K/9 was a career high 9.2/9 IP.  Through his career, Ogando had struggled with his command hadn’t walked less than 4.0 BB/9 IP.  In 2014 he was at 4.5 BB/9 IP.  He was sent to the AFL and cut his walks down to 2.5/9 IP while maintaining his high K/9.  He continued his low walk trend in winter ball but was shut down after 5 appearances.  In 2015, Ogando pitched well at both Reading and Lehigh Valley although his walks crept up again.  He was called up to the Phillies on 9/9/2015.

Fastball: 93-97 mph

Slider: 84-88 mph

Curveball:

Changeup: 85-90

Summary: Big time fastball.  How far he goes will depend on his command and control, as well as the refinement of at least an average secondary pitch

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Profile updated: 9/21/2015

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