Aaron Kurcz Portland Sea Dogs  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: August 8, 1990
Las Vegas, NV
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th round, 2010 by Chicago (NL)
How Acquired: Acquired from Chicago Cubs as compensation for loss of Theo Epstein (Mar. 2012)
College: College of Southern Nevada
High School: Durango (NV)

Photo Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Right-handed reliever with small frame and lean build. Loose thrower. 3/4 arm slot. Balanced delivery with easy landing. Fastball sits 92-93 mph and can top out at 95 mph. Average command. Tends to work in the upper tier of strike zone too much. Capable of generating swings-and-misses with fastball. 75-80 mph 3/4 breaking ball. Has curveball look in lower reaches of velocity and slider look in upper reaches. More of a slurve. Average offering. Potential to tighten up to create more consistent power and depth. Also mixes in a developing 82-85 mph changeup. Shows arm-side fade. Tends to float too much presently. Solid-average potential. Converted to a reliever in 2011. Strong makeup for age. Sixth- or seventh-inning reliever potential at major-league level.

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    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
  2010 AZL Cubs Ariz Rk ChC 19 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 --- 18.00
  2010 Boise Nwest A ChC 19 2 1 0.667 2.05 25 0 9 26.1 15 7 6 2 11 46 0.99 4.18 15.72
  2011 Daytona FSL A+ ChC 20 5 4 0.556 3.28 32 12 0 82.1 67 34 30 6 34 91 1.23 2.68 9.95
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 21 3 4 0.429 3.04 29 0 4 50.3 42 21 17 4 27 72 1.37 2.67 12.87
  2013 DNP - Injured --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 23 3 2 0.600 2.14 34 0 3 42.0 32 11 10 0 22 54 1.29 2.45 11.57
  2014 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 23 1 0 1.000 3.86 10 0 1 14.0 12 9 6 1 9 15 1.50 1.67 1.07
   
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 21, 2010 (CHC)
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: June 22, 2010 (AZL Cubs)
MLFA Eligible: November 2016
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2014
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2011 FSL Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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