Draft League Spotlight: Johnny Cuevas

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

Player: Johnny Cuevas
Position: RHP
School: Southern Nevada

Cuevas came to CSN as a two-way player, but has recently converted to a P.O. A 32nd round Brewers draft pick out of a SoCal HS in 2018, he pitched in the mid to upper 80’s and was 6-foot-1, 185 pounds when he arrived. Now 6-foot-3, 200 his velo has steadily ticked up to 93, with some 94s early in the spring. The delivery is clean and he repeats it well. He carries his hands at his chest and gives a simple turn to pivot, lifting into a high kick, driving into his legs and using the slope of the mound to get downhill and drive the FB down in the zone. The arm stroke is clean and works properly. His 80-81 mph curveball has top to bottom tight spinning depth with late bite when right. His 83-84 mph changeup has above feel to land and sinks below bats for steady ground balls. The Cal State Fullerton commit reminds of former MLB right-hander Kyle Lohse and shows polish and could move quickly through a minor league system.


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