Age (as of September 1, 2018): 25y, 11m
Present Role: 30
Future Role: 30 (4A/Cup of Coffee Player)
2018 Level: Bowie (AA)
AFL STATISTICS (GLENDALE DESERT DOGS)
It has been a slow climb through the organization for Chleborad, originally a 16th rounder from Washington State in 2014. He just turned 26-years-old but has not yet pitched in Norfolk. He lacks a carry pitch to profile in a full-time ‘pen or rotation role at the big league level, but the strikethrowing ability over a decent two-pitch mix could get him cups of coffee in the big leagues.
Chleborad is eligible for the Rule 5 Draft this off-season, so Baltimore will need to add him to the 40-Man Roster if they want to protect him from being selected in the Major League Phase. There might not be room for him on the Major League roster right now, and the team likely chances it, knowing Chleborad is a good non-roster invitee candidate in Spring Training if he goes undrafted this December in Rule V.