Acevedo is arguably the hardest thrower in the Yankees system and he has reportedly been able to hit 103 m.p.h. Although to succeed in the majors and even in the upper levels of the minors, he will need to be able to do more than just throw fast.
Throwing hard is cool and all but in order to be successful, the 22-year-old right-hander has been working on developing his secondary pitches.
His go-to secondary pitch is his change-up. The changeup grades as above average and is a great secondary pitch combined with his blazing fastball.
The third pitch in his arsenal is his slider.
Even though the pitch isn’t his best, it demonstrates flashes of being a plus pitch. If he is able to refine his slider and have three above average pitches, he could be a top of the rotation starter. However, if he is unable to adjust, he could become a Chapman-esque reliever.