Javier Guerra Shortstop


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Born: September 25, 1995
David, Panama
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2012)
ETA: 2018

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Physical Description: Slightly undersized, but athletic frame. Quick-twitch athlete. Projectable with a solid shortstopís build. Needs to add strength.  

Hit: Short, compact, line drive swing. Plus bat speed. Slightly crouched stance, good bat control. Needs to do a better job of incorporating his lower half into his swing. Very aggressive at the plate, in the early stages of developing an approach. Has already shown the ability to work to all fields. Fringe-average to average potential with his hit tool. Still a long way to go, a lot will depend on how his approach develops.  

Power: Some leverage in swing. Fringe raw, but slightly below-average power potential due to approach and propsentity for swing and miss.  More gap power with plenty of doubles. Could eventually settle into 8-12  home runs a year.  

Arm: Plus-plus arm strength, quick release. Able to make any throw from shortstop.

Field: Advanced defensive skill set. Soft hands, fluid actions at short. Makes up for below-average speed with excellent instincts and a quick first step. Excellent range. Confident charging the ball. Plays the position with swagger. Potential plus defensive shortstop.  

Run: Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game. Doesnít impact his defensive ability. Not a major threat to steal bases.  

Career Notes: Had a breakout showing at the 2013 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Everyday regular potential as a defense-first shortstop. Has the bat-to-ball skills and has shown the willingness to be more patient and a developing approach to play at a premium defensive position. Wonít be an impact bat, but will more than make up for it with plus-to-better defensive profile. Bat will determine ultimate upside, whether itís more of a utility profile or as an everyday regular.

  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 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 60 210 27 52 9 0 0 23 61 33 40 7 4 0.248 0.356 0.290 0.647
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 51 201 21 54 14 4 2 26 82 5 42 1 5 0.269 0.286 0.408 0.694
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 116 434 64 121 23 3 15 68 195 30 112  7 9 0.279 0.329 0.449 0.778
  2016 Lake Elsinore Cal A+ SD 20 105 391 49 79 19 1 9 41 127 34 141 4 4 0.202 0.266 0.325 0.591
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2012 by Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $250,000
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2013 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (May 2015)
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (August 20-26, 2015)
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (July 2015)
2015 South Atlantic League All-Star
2015 Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
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