Michael Almanzar Portland Sea Dogs  |  Third Base-First Base

     
 













Almanzar Video

Age: 23
Born
: December 2, 1990
Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2007)
High School: Dominican Baseball Academy


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Scouting Scratch: Bogaerts and Almanzar (6.12.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

Scouting Report: Tall, lanky third baseman. Signed at the age of 16, but hadn't played much organized ball beforehand. Extremely raw tools upon entering the Red Sox system. In his early years as a pro, he hit mostly off his front foot with open hips - a pure guess hitter. But he also showed plus plus batting practice power, launching long home runs with ease. He also regulalarly repeated his mistakes and demonstrated a questionable work ethic for several years. Progress was slow after reaching full-season baseball, but has made advancements in recent years. Has shown improved swing control that has allowed him to make more contact. Still struggles with high velocity fastballs, especially on the inner half. His swing is on the longer side and he over-extends his arms. Pitch recognition has also improved, but he still gets caught out front too often. Still has a plus power ceiling. On defense, he has a limited profile, with below-average athleticism, choppy footwork, limited range, and abillity to lose focus and make lazy errors. Plus arm with below-average accuracy. He''s looked uncofortable at first base when give opportunites. If he makes it in the majors, he'll need to continue to prove his dedication. Even then, it may be as a designated hitter.

 
   
  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
  2008 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 23 89 16 31 6 1 1 11 42 8 15 3 3 0.348 0.414 0.472 0.886
  2008 Greenville SAL A Bos 17 35 140 12 29 5 2 2 11 44 5 39 0 1 0.207 0.238 0.314 0.552
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 59 222 29 51 7 3 1 29 67 16 52 1 2 0.230 0.288 0.302 0.590
  2009 Greenville SAL A Bos 18 49 188 13 39 7 0 3 17 55 9 53 0 0 0.207 0.261 0.293 0.554
  2010 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 127 487 56 120 27 3 10 55 183 30 114 4 1 0.246 0.294 0.376 0.670
2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 50 177 15 39 10 0 2 31 55 6 38 1 2 0.220 0.267 0.311 0.578
2011 Salem Car A Bos 20 61 220 18 40 8 0 2 15 54 9 55 3 3 0.182 0.223 0.245 0.469
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 21 124 454 62 136 36 0 12 54 208 33 77 10 4 0.300 0.353 0.458 0.812
  2012  Surprise AFL Fall Bos 21 22 81 12 15 4 0 0 8 23 7 19 0 1 0.185 0.272 0.235 0.506
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 22 131 507 67 136 29 3 16 81 219 42 100 13 3 0.268 0.328 0.432 0.760
2014 GCL Orioles GCL Rk Bal 23 2 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.250 0.375
  2014 Frederick Car A Bal 23 5 17 1 2 2 0 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 0.118 0.211 0.235 0.446
  2014  Norfolk IL AAA Bal 23 2 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 5 1 3 0 0 0.156 0.229 0.344 0.572
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: AHL-men-zar
First Pro Contract:
July 2, 2007 by Pablo Lantigua
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2008 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2014
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: MLFA
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013): -
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (July 2012)
2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
2013 Eastern Leage All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2008 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 3B
2009 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - 3B
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 23-29, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com Comeback Player of the Year
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 4-7, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 14-20, 2014)

 

 
  

 
 

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