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Alexander Vizcaino Looks Sharp in Extended Spring Training Start


Right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino is working his way back from an injury that landed him on the 60-day disabled list for the Charleston RiverDogs.  The 20-year old made a start in Extended Spring Training on May 12, 2018, and impressed.  He threw 1 2/3 innings, allowed one hit, and two strikeouts.

Alexander Vizcaino has a tall, lanky frame.  Mechanically, he is pretty clean, stays in line with home plate and throws from a 3/4 arm slot.  He does pitch with some effort and has a loose, fast arm. Vizcaino threw three pitches, all for strikes, in limited action.  The fastball sat 93-95 miles per hour with some life. His slider was at 87MPH  with tilt, while his change-up was 86 MPH with fade.

Vizcaino started the game off with a strikeout looking on his slider.  He retired the next two hitters via flyout to right field and weak ground ball to SS.  He started the 2nd inning off with a strikeout swinging on an elevated 94 mph four-seam fastball.  The only hit Vizcaino allowed was on a high change-up left over the plate to a left-handed hitter that was driven to left-center field for a double.  Vizcaino rebounded, getting a weak fly ball to center field, to end his start.

There was a lot to like today from the young righty.  While his command leaves a lot to be desired, he was able to throw all three pitches effectively.  The arm speed and deception looked good on his change-up. Vizcaino will continue to pitch in extended spring training, building up arm strength and endurance.