Yoan Aybar Greenville Drive  |  Outfield

     
 













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Age: 20
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)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Tall, lanky frame. Skinny at present, but athletic. 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, but lacks strength so bat drags through the zone. 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. Really struggles against pitches on the inner half and up in the zone due to arm bar in swing. Struggles against velocity. Below-average potential with the hit tool and a long way to go to reach that point.  

Power: Well below average at present. Lacks strength, but has shown ability to square up the ball with backspin. Too early to tell on 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. Potential plus defender if he retains present athleticism.

Run: Plus speed. Speed shows more in the field when he is chasing the ball down or when he gets going after making contact rather than with stolen bases.

Career Notes: Participated in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Aybar is a raw outfield prospect that you can dream on if he fills out his frame. The gap between where he is now and what he could be is significant. Needs to add strength and take major strides at the plate, but defensive potential means if he can hit enough he has the upside of a reserve outfielder.  

 
   
  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
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 45 157 19 42 5 3 0 16 53 7 46 6 6 0.268 0.298 0.338 0.635
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 60 222 18 46 7 4 3 19 70 8 61 3 4 0.207 0.247 0.315 0.562
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 50 187 25 50 7 5 2 28 73 6 67 5 2 0.267 0.296 0.390 0.687
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 30 100 12  16 2 1 0 4 20 6 38 2 0 0.160 0.206 0.200 0.406
   
  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 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2014 Dominican Summer League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (July 2015)
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (August 2015)
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