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Maldonado popped up onto the national scouting scene with an impressive performance at the World Wood Bat Championships in Jupiter last October. In that short stint, Maldonado showed a 91-95 mph fastball and a two-plane power curve breaking ball that flashed above-average. Both pitches came from a fast, live arm. The arm strength has been there this spring as well, but he's been more hittable than scouts would like and evaluators aren't enamored with his delivery. The Illinois signee could still end up getting some money in the draft, but it's more likely to come from a team drafting him on day three.