Victor Acosta Salem Red Sox  |  Outfield


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Age: 21
Born: June 2, 1996
Maturin, VZ
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (Jan. 2013)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor Links
2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Average build, minimal physical projection. Fringe athlete.

Hit: Starts with an open, vertical stance with hands high. Slight leg lift. Below-average bat speed. Swing is on the long side and has the tendency to come around the ball. Likes the ball out away from his body where he can get extended. Bat drags through the zone. Finishes with one hand high. Poor approach, attacks pitches out of the zone and gets caught out in front of secondary offerings. Makes a lot of weak contact and rolls over to the left side. Struggles with velocity and with pitches on the inner half. Bat showed promise early in career, but development has stagnated. Will take a professional batting practice and show an all-fields approach. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Will show average raw power, but plays below-average in game. Doesn’t drive the ball with authority and struggles to generate lift. Swing more tailored for gap power. 

Arm: Average arm strength, but can be erratic at times.

Field: Has played first base, second base, third base and corner outfield trying to find a position that fits. Lacks foot speed, below-average range. Footwork can get sloppy, especially at third base. Glove alone probably best suited for second base, but lack of lateral quickness and range not ideal. Moved full-time to outfield in 2017.

Run: Well below-average speed. Takes time to get going and even when at full speed not quick.

Career Notes: Participated in 2013 and 2014 Fall Instructional League. Became Lowell Spinners' all-time hits leader on June 25, 2017.

Summation: Projects as depth in the low minors, but if bats shows promise like it did early in his career, it could carry him to the high minors. Development appears to have stalled, failed to make a full-season squad out of camp in his fifth year in the system. Defensive deficiencies limit upside. Doesn’t have a position where he projects as even an average defender. Will need to make major strides in that area to reach the high minors.

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2013 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 63 234 26 60 11 1 8 39 97 25 23 9 2 0.256 0.333 0.415 0.748
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 42 149 31 40 11 0 2 21 84 14 30 13 1 0.268 0.345 0.383 0.728
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 57 211 28 53 16 1 1 25 74 12 42 9 3 0.251 0.307 0.351 0.658
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 50 186 35 51 7 3 0 21 64 11 36 5 2 0.274 0.318 0.344 0.662
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21     stats                            
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 21     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
 January 2, 2013 by Eddie Romero, Jr.
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2013 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
2013 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2013 Red Sox ML Latin Program Player of the Year
2015 NY-Penn League All-Star Awards
2013 DSL Co-Player of the Year






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