Luis Frias
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks A+
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Even scouts who think Frias is destined to be a reliever can't help but marvel at how special his arm is. A physical 6-foot-3 righty, Frias' mid-90s fastball and hammer curveball are at least plus pitches, with both flashing as 70-grade offerings last year. Originally signed in 2015 as an infielder, Frias didn't emerge as a notable prospect until 2018 in the AZL, so the fact he is 21 and has not pitched above Low-A is not a concern, although he will need to be added to the 40-man roster next offseason. His mechanics are inconsistent, which leads to questions about his future command. He has added a changeup and slider to the mix, but those pitches need further refinement. Frias pitches with swagger and confidence -- traits that should serve him well as he climbs the ladder. His ability to throw strikes on a consistent basis will determine whether he is a high-leverage reliever or impact starter. Read Past Outlooks
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Protected from Rule 5 draft
PArizona Diamondbacks  A+
November 20, 2020
Frias' contract was purchased by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
ANALYSIS
One of Arizona's most talented pitching prospects, Frias has a chance to develop into a high-strikeout starter or a late-inning reliever, depending on the development of his third pitch and his command. He has never pitched above Low-A but spent the summer at the alternate training site, likely setting up an assignment to High-A or Double-A in 2021.
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PArizona Diamondbacks  A+
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