MB 100 | Top 40 | No. 32 Emilio Pagan, RHP

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== Taking the Abbey road up the ladder … ==

MB 100 | No. 32 Emilio Pagan

RHP | 2014 Age: 23 | 6-3, 205

10th round of 2013 draft out of Belmont Abbey College

2013 Ranking: Not yet in organization

Year Age Tm Lev W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2013 22 2 Teams Rk-A- 1 1 1.03 20 0 12 26.1 17 4 3 1 6 35 0.873 5.8 0.3 2.1 12.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2014.

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Spectometer Analysis:

Year Age Lvl HR% BB% XBH + BB% ISO K% PSA+ Conv+ Comp
Age Arc Goal < 1% Goal < 6% Goal < 14% Goal < .100 Goal > 20% Strong prospect > 100
2013 22 “+3” 0.95% 5.71% 10.48% 0.083 33.33% 164 139 203

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Special Sauce:

  • Pagan was the everyday third baseman for Belmont Abbey, and hit .287/.391/.483.
  • He also stole 15 bases in 16 attempts.  So we’re talking about a big guy who’s a good athlete.
  • Pagan was 17 games and 22.1 innings into his pro pitching career before allowing his first run.

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I tried, but there doesn’t seem to be any video of Pagan pitching.

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Commentary:

Pagan was old for his levels, but with reasons: he was from tiny Division II Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, and he was only a part-time pitcher there anyway.

I recall there was a sense in the organization that once Danny Hultzen gave up hitting he would gain a bit on his fastball, and maybe that’s what happened with Pagan as well.  He was considered a “conversion project.”   Well, conversion successful.

He certainly checked every box.  I mean: 1.03 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 12.0 K/9, .083 ISO-against?

No one could touch the guy.

And he was rewarded with a Spring Training outing on March 11, which read like this:

Yeah.  First time against MLB hitters, and he draws Trout-Pujols.  And gets a 1-2-3 inning.

A year ago, we were touting Dominic Leone when no one else was.  Pagan has that same kind of feel.

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Extra Innings:

Speaking of Abbey Road …

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