Carlos Asuaje Portland Sea Dogs  |  Utility

     
 

Age: 23
Born: November 2, 1991
Barquisimeto, VZ
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 11th round, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: Nova Southeastern
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)

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Physical Description: Undersized, small, athletic frame.  

Hit: Short, compact swing. Very direct to the ball. Polished approach with solid pitch recognition skills and knowledge of the strike zone. Will hit to all fields. Strong feel for hitting, but only average bat speed. Excellent bat control. Knack for making contact, will make pitchers work. Potential average hit tool.  

Power: Below-average power potential that will play more to the gap variety in the big leagues. Can square the ball up with backspin.  

Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Plays best at second base. Passable at third base and in the outfield.

Field: Average potential. Soft hands, fluid actions and great instincts. Has versatility to play multiple positions and is being developed as a true utility player.

Run: Fringe-average. Not a major part of his game.  

Career Notes: Represented by agent Joshua Kusnick, who also writes a column for Baseball Prospectus and has said that he did not begin representing Asuaje until very late in the draft preparation process. Played shortstop in college but was announced as a second baseman when drafted.  

Summation: Lacks stand-out tools, but still profiles as a bench utility player. Strong instincts and great makeup allow him to get the most out of what he has. Has already played second base, third base, shortstop, and left field as a professional, but body and tools fit best at second base. Versatility will serve him well going forward.

 
   
  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
  2011 Nova Southeastern NCAA Coll --- 19 52 211 51 75 17 2 3 42 105 28 15 20 3 0.355 0.432 0.498 0.930
  2012 Nova Southeastern NCAA Coll --- 20 50 190 49 74 23 2 5 29 116 30 18 15 3 0.389 0.480 0.611 1.091
  2013 Nova Southeastern NCAA Coll --- 21 47 178 40 57 13 2 2 33 80 38 13 32 3 0.320 0.441 0.449 0.890
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 52 171 19 46 12 1 1 20 63 27 33 4 3 0.269 0.366 0.368 0.735
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 90 325 59 99 24 10 11 73 176 41 56 7 4 0.305 0.391 0.542 0.933
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 22 39 155 27 50 14 2 4 28 80  18 34 1 3 0.323 0.398 0.516 0.914
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: uh-SWAH-hay
First Pro Contract:
June 13, 2013 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: ~$100,000
MiLB Debut: June 19, 2013 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2011 Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year
2012 Sunshine State Conference Co-Player of the Year
South Atlantic League All-Star (2014)
Carolina League Player of the Week (August 11-17, 2014)
South Atlantic League Season-End All-Star (2014)
2014 Greenville Drive Player of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 21-27, 2014)
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star

 

  

 
 

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