There aren’t any pictures of Oviedo available to us, so enjoy Kolten Wong’s slick cleats but Oviedo signed with the Cardinals out of Cuba in 2016. The Cuban right-hander boasts a tall, lanky, projectable frame at 6’6″ 210lbs. Oviedo has a good fastball that sits 92-94 mph consistently and can touch 97. His other two offerings project to be major league average, with his changeup being a potentially plus pitch
Oviedo had a decent year in the Minors last year, putting up a 4.72 ERA in 29 appearances, 28 starts. He threw 146.2 innings and registered 163 strikeouts, which bodes well for future Major League projections. A 1.53 WHIP leaves much to be desired, as does 76 walks.
Thus far in spring, he has allowed 1 run in 3.2 innings, striking out 2 and walking 1. While it’s a very small sample size, a 0.84 WHIP shows a huge improvement over previous results. Oviedo projects to be one of the first few to get the next-man-up call should an injury occur.