Christopher Acosta Pitcher


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Age: 19
Born: January 15, 1998
La Vega, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2014)

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Physical Description: Athletic, lean, projectable frame for added strength with physical maturity. 

Mechanics: Hands set at the belt. Shows ball behind back with slight wrist wrap. Quick and easy arm strength with low three-quarters arm slot. Repeatable delivery. 

Fastball: 89-91 mph with 2-seam sink down in the zone. Could add velocity with physical maturity. Profile for future average command and control. 

Curveball: 73-74 mph with long, 10-to-4 break. Can throw for strikes. Future average grade pitch.

Changeup: 81-84 mph thrown with great arm speed. Throws to both right-handed and left-handed hitters. Great feel. Future potential plus offering. 

Career Notes: Missed a month in first professional season with an ankle injury. Struggled in four starts before injury but excelled after returning.

Summation: Projectable and advanced three-pitch mix for young age. Future potential middle-to-back end type potential.  Off-the-field struggles have mired his early career path.

   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 1 4 0.200 4.28 9 9 0 33.7 36 20 16 0 5 22 1.22 4.40 5.88
  2016 DNP-Suspended --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2014 by Carlos Lugo & Eddie Romero, Jr.
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
MiLB Debut: May 30, 2015 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023 (Restricted List 2016-17)
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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