Jalen Beeks Portland Sea Dogs  |  Pitcher

     
 


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Age: 23
Born: July 10, 1993
Prairie Grove, AR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 12th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Arkansas
High School: Prairie Grove HS (AR)

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Physical Description: Undersized lefty with a filled-out frame.

Mechanics: Throws from the first base side of the rubber. High three-quarters arm slot and stiff delivery with a lot of moving parts. Utilizes a high leg kick, then trunk twist and pause as he rocks back before coming forward. He also has an arm hook behind and lands stiff on his front side.

Fastball: 91-93 mph, tops out at 95 mph with life. Also throws a two-seamer at 87-89 mph that shows late, arm-side run in on lefties. Fastball velocity could play up in short stints, but velocity tends to drop as he works deeper into games. Solid control of pitch, but command needs refinement. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup:  82-86 mph. Thrown with deceptive arm speed. Has shown the ability to pull the string on it with late drop. Potential solid-average offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. Shows short, late break. Tends to be more vertical when harder and shows more tilt in lower velocity ranges. Potential average offering.

Curveball: 74-76 mph.

Career Notes: Missed time due to an elbow injury late in his junior season at Arkansas that likely caused him to fall in the draft.

Summation: Profiles best in a middle relief role due to size, funk in delivery, and past arm issues. Has a live arm and some deception in his delivery that makes him a potentially intriguing option in that role especially if he can consistently sit 93-94 from the left side as he has in short bursts during past looks.

 
   
  Pitching Stats &sp;                                        
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2013 Arkansas NCAA Coll --- 19 6 2 0.750 2.20 29 0 2 41.0 33 10 10 1 7 28 0.98 4.00 6.15
  2014 Arkansas NCAA Coll --- 20 6 4 0.600 1.98 13 13 0 81.7 67 24 18 2 20 68 1.07 3.40 7.49
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 0 --- 0.00 2 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 0 8 0.60 --- 14.40
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 9 7 0.563 4.32 26 26 0 145.7 156 82 70 17 28 100 1.26 3.57 6.18
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 4 4 0.500 3.07 13 13 0 67.3 67 25 23 9 24 55 1.35 2.29 7.35
  2016 Portland EL AA Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 21, 2014 by Chris Mears
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: August 19, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (May 2015)
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