Yoan Aybar DSL Red Sox  |  Outfield

     
 

Age: 17
Born: July 3, 1997
Bani, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International league free agent (July 2013)

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Scouting Scratch: Notes from the backfields (3.19.15)

Physical Description: Tall, lanky frame. Skinny at present, but athletic. Very projectable frame with plenty of room to fill out as he matures. High, thin waist and young face. Lacks present strength.  

Hit: Raw at present. Slight open stance with a wide base and slight crouch. Starts with his hands high. Uses a toe tap and short stride. Quick hands and keeps the barrel in the zone for a long time. Rudimentary approach and pitch recognition skills. Aggressive and often gets caught out in front against off-speed pitches. Lot of swing-and-miss in his game. Average potential with the hit tool, but long way to go to reach that point.  

Power: Well below-average at present. Lacks strength, but has shown the ability to square up the ball with backspin. To early to tell on his power potential, a lot depends on how he physically matures.  

Arm: Plus arm. Glove-to-hand transfer is on the slow side when charging in on balls. Plenty of arm for any outfield spot.  

Field: Covers ground with long strides. Tracks fly balls well. Comfortable going back on fly balls. Solid range. Routes could use some work. Can play center field currently, but with physical maturation could end up in right field.

Run: Average speed.  

Summation: Aybar is a raw, toolsy outfield prospect that you can dream on. The gap between where he is now and what he could be is massive. Needs to add significant strength and take major strides at the plate, but the raw potential is that of a first-division player.

 
   
  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
  2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 16 56 214 33 58 12 9 0 26 88  11 54 7 6 0.271 0.317 0.411 0.729
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 3, 2013 by Jonathan Cruz (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: June 10, 2014 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
-2014 Dominican Summer League All-Star
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