Jerry Downs Greenville Drive  |  First Base

     
 

Age: 23
Born: December 22, 1993
Miami, FL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 15th round, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: St. Thomas
High School: St. Brendan HS (FL)

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Scouting Scratch (10.21.15)

Physical Description: Big body; large frame. Listed size looks accurate. Surprisingly agile given his size, but body is on the soft side. No remaining projection.

Hit: Starts open with a short leg lift. Stands vertical. Long swing with a high finish. Swing has natural uppercut and likes to get hands extended. Likes the ball down in the zone; struggles with velocity up. Fair amount of swing-and-miss in game. Average pitch recognition skills. Will take a walk. Well below-average potential with hit tool. 

Power: Strong. Will show solid-average raw power in batting practice. Raw power mostly generated by strength and natural lift in swing. Hit tool unlikely to allow power to actualize.

Arm: Average arm strength. Not used much given position.

Field: First base-only profile. Has shown soft hands, but limited range. Will make the routine plays. Fringe-average defender.

Run: Well below-average speed. Not a part of his game.

Career Notes: Born in Colombia, moved to the United States at age 9. Played outfield in college at NAIA St. Thomas, but has exclusively played first base as a professional. Participated in 2015 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Projects as a depth player in the low minors, but not a lock to get out of A-ball. Ceiling of an organizational type who becomes a solid Double-A contributor. Lacks a stand-out tool, and given lack of defensive value, has to hit consistently to move up the ladder. Has shown the ability to put together solid at-bats and play passable defense at first base in short-season ball. Bat could be tested by full-season pitching. Type of depth player every system needs. Could come up and fill a hole in the high minors, skipping a level if necessary for a few weeks. Plays hard, strong work ethic.

 
   
  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
  2013 St. Thomas NAIA Coll --- 19 48 162 25 45 4 1 1 25 54 24 25 4 1 0.278 0.410 0.333 0.743
  2014 St. Thomas NAIA Coll --- 20 53 176 47 59 11 1 5 50 87 26 34 17 1 0.335 0.455 0.494 0.949
  2015 St. Thomas NAIA Coll --- 21 64 232 72 81 17 2 9 56 129 44 39 12 4 0.349 0.493 0.556 1.049
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 42 131 23 36 8 0 2 24 50 23 27 5 2 0.275 0.399 0.382 0.780
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 45 157 18 41 9 0 5 24 65 17 30 2 1 0.261 0.352 0.414 0.766
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 22, 2015 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus:N/A
MiLB Debut: June 29, 2015 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): Yet to sign
Trade Restrictions
: 2016 (2015 draftee)
     
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