Santiago Espinal GCL Red Sox  |  Shortstop


Age: 22
Born: November 13, 1994
Dominican Republic
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10h round, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Miami Dade CC South
High School: Lyman (FL)

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Scouting Report: Undersized, athletic middle infielder. Right-handed hitter with a contact-oriented swing. Starts in a slight crouch with an open stance. Loud hands pre-pitch. Two-hand finish. Short swing, direct to the ball. Minimal power potential. Average speed. Fluid in the field with above-average range to both sides. Does a good job closing on the ball and plays angles well. Smooth actions, soft hands. Potential above-average defender. Average arm strength. Professional debut was delayed due to a left-hand injury. Signed for well below slot of $157,200. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in  regular season game action.

  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
  2016 Miami Dade CC South NJCAA JuCo --- 21 43 162 38 70 13 4 0 28 91 20 11 15 5 0.432 0.492 0.562 1.054
  2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 26  86 8 21 2 0 0 10 23 10 11 1 0 0.244 0.330 0.267 0.597
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ess-peen-AHL
First Pro Contract:
July 7, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $50,000
MiLB Debut: July 27, 2016 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): Yet to sign
Trade Restrictions
: -
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