William Cuevas Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 27
Born
: October 14, 1990
Turmero, VZ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2008); Minor league free agent (January 2018)

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Physical Description: Tall right-hander with a solid, filled-out frame. Climbed the ranks as a lanky framed righty, but added bulk in recent years.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Tends to speed up delivery at tail end when throwing his fastball. Not an overly loose thrower, as he possesses some stiffness and effort in his delivery. Inconsistent command and control.

Fastball: Sits 89-92 mph. Shows arm-side run. Can reach back for more and has topped out at 94 mph in the past. Can also slow down the pitch as an 88-90 mph with sinking action.

Curveball: 77-79 mph curveball shows loopy break, but can create depth when staying on top of the pitch. Needs more consistency snapping it off to improve crispness and depth. Has confidence in pitch.

Slider: 82-85 mph.

Changeup: 80-83 mph. Straight changeup. Throws with deceptive arm speed.

Career Notes: Showed marginal promise as a starter with Boston, but hit minor league free agency in 2016. Pitched in Detroit and Miami organizations for a year before re-signing with the Red Sox. Packed on some muscle in his mid-20s.

Summation: Ceiling of an up-and-down emergency starter, but profiles best as emergency depth at Triple-A when the major league club may need a pitcher to throw some innings to save the bullpen.

 
   
   Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2009 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 4 1 0.800 3.17 18 0 3 48.3 44 19 17 1 11 36 1.14 3.27 6.70
  2010 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 19 2 4 0.333 3.11 14 6 1 55.0 54 22 19 0 12 38 1.20 3.17 6.22
  2011 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 20 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 10.7 8 3 0 0 1 12 0.84 12.00 10.13
  2011 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 2 1 0.667 2.79 11 2 1 38.7 32 16 12 2 9 25 1.06 2.78 5.82
  2012 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 8 2 0.800 1.40 15 6 0 77.3 55 12 12 4 15 72 0.91 4.80 8.38
  2013 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 8 9 0.471 5.05 26 26 0 135.3 139 82 76 13 40 109 1.32 2.73 7.25
  2014 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 2 6 0.333 4.70 24 10 1 95.7 92 57 50 7 32 80 1.30 2.50 7.53
  2014 La Guaira LVBP Wint Bos 23 0 0 --- 16.87 2 0 0 2.7 3 5 5 0 2 4 1.88 2.00 13.50
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 24 8 5 0.615 3.40 19 19 0 95.3 84 43 36 4 41 91 1.31 2.22 8.59
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 3 2 0.600 2.63 7 7 0 41.0 29 12 12 3 14 37 1.05 2.64 8.12
  2015 La Guaira LVBP Wint Bos 24 1 0 1.000 4.07 5 5 0 24.3 22 11 11 2 9 17 1.27 1.89 6.29
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 6 8 0.750 4.19 25 18 0 131.0 134 71 61 18 45 85 1.37 1.89 5.84
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 0 1 0.000 3.60 3 0 0 5.0 5 2 2 0 6 3 2.20 0.50 5.40
  2017 Toledo IL AAA Det 26 2 4 0.333 4.06 9 9 0 44.3 50 26 20 5 12 34 1.40 2.83 6.90
  2017 Detroit AL MLB Det 26 0 0 --- 108.00 1 0 0 0.3 3 4 4 0 0 1 9.00 1.00 27.00
  2017 New Orleans PCL AAA Mia 26 2 7 0.222 5.43 15 11 0 59.7 48 36 36 6 31 47 1.32 1.52 7.09
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 10 7 0.588 3.39 23 23 0 135.3 120 59 51 17 36 121 1.17 3.18 8.05
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 27     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: KWAY-vus
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2008
Signing Bonus: $16,000
MiLB Debut: June 2, 2009 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: July 2, 2018 (Boston)
MLB Debut:
April 21, 2016 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
0 years, 8 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2016, 2017)
Contract (2018): League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
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  Awards
Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Month (July 2012)
2012 NY-Penn League All-Star
2015 Eastern League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - Swingman
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 5-11, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 25 - May 1, 2016)

 

  

 
 

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