Yamaico Navarro Shortstop-Third Base

     
 

Born: October 31, 1987
San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (Sept. 2005)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
2009 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Yamaico Navarro
The Ladder - 7.23.09
2010 Prospect Preview
2011 Prospect Preview
The Ladder (5.4.11)

Traded to Kansas City with Kendal Volz for Mike Aviles (July 2011)

Scouting Report
: Not initially a heralded signing, Navarro has impressed the Sox brass during his rise up the organizational ladder. He has an athletic build for a shortstop, with a little bit of bulk. At the plate, he makes good contact and generates great loft off his bat, resulting in a lot of hard liners. Above-average power for a middle infielder. Quick wrists, nice bat speed, great balance. Hits fastballs better than breaking balls. A little too aggressive at the plate, could stand to be more selective. Average speed. Has the tools to be a plus defender at shortstop and third base, also has some experience at second base. Sure glove, above-average arm, excellent fluidity. But the focus and effort is not always there defensively. He has also had some problems with executing double plays, but that seems to be improving. Entertaining to watch, turns a lot of gems in the field with an Ozzie Smith-like electricity. To expand his versatility, the front office began giving Navarro reps at all three outfield positions with Pawtucket in 2011.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2006 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 54 202 29 57 13 5 3 35 89 21 29 5 - 0.282 0.347 0.441 0.788
  2007 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 62 225 36 65 10 1 5 37 92 22 52 12 6 0.289 0.357 0.409 0.766
2008 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 83 325 46 91 14 4 7 54 134 29 73 3 2 0.280 0.341 0.412 0.753
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 20 42 181 33 63 13 2 4 23 92 12 30 3 2 0.348 0.393 0.508 0.901
2008 North Shore HWB Fall Bos 20 22 87 12 18 1 0 1 11 22 10 15 1 0 0.207 0.283 0.253 0.536
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 5 21 1 5 1 0 0 2 6 2 3 0 2 0.238 0.304 0.286 0.590
  2009 Salem Car A Bos 21 23 94 10 30 9 0 4 17 51 6 12 2 2 0.319 0.373 0.543 0.916
  2009 Portland East AA Bos 21 39 135 16 25 6 2 2 11 41 14 28 5 1 0.185 0.270 0.304 0.573
  2009 Licey DWL Wint Bos 21 6 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 1 0 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250
2010 Portland East AA Bos 22 88 329 49 90 19 3 8 55 139 42 53 16 5 0.274 0.358 0.422 0.781
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 16 53 8 15 4 0 3 6 28 5 6 2 1 0.283 0.339 0.528 0.867
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 22 20 42 4 6 0 0 0 5 6 2 17 0 0 0.143 0.174 0.143 0.317
2010 Licey DWL Wint Bos 22 20 69 15 18 3 0 4 15 33 14 14 1 1 0.261 0.400 0.478 0.878
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 34 128 25 8 2 5 13 13 60 17 25 3 2 0.258 0.362 0.469 0.831
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 16 37 6 8 2 0 1 3 13 3 9 0 0 0.216 0.275 0.351 0.626
  2011 Omaha IL AAA KC 23 25 92 11 25 3 1 2 9 36 7 18 3 4 0.272 0.317 0.391 0.708
  2011 Kansas City AL MLB KC 23 6 23 2 7 1 0 0 6 8 2 5 0 0 0.304 0.346 0.348 0.694
  2012 Indianapolis IL AAA Pit 24 66 222 41 62 14 3 9 35 109 32 41 9 4 0.279 0.366 0.491 0.857
  2012 Pittsburgh NL MLB Pit 24 29 50 4 8 0 0 1 4 11 5 13 0 2 0.160 0.232 0.220 0.452
  2013 Norfolk IL AAA Bal 25 107 390 59 104 21 1 12 53 163 53 73 9 2 0.267 0.354 0.418 0.772
  2013 Baltimore NL MLB Bal 25 8 28 3 8 0 1 0 2 10 2 8 0 0 0.286 0.333 0.357 0.690
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ya-MIKE-oh
First Pro Contract:
September 23, 2005 by Pablo Lantigua
Signing Bonus: $20,000
MiLB Debut: June 3, 2006 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: August 20, 2010
MLB Debut:
August 20, 2010
     
  Awards
2006 DSL All-Star
2007 New York-Penn League All-Star
2008 South Atlantic League All-Star
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (June 2-8, 2008)
Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Month (August 2008)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2008 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - Util
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SS
2009 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - SS
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 14-20, 2010)
2010 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SS

 


 
  

 
 

  x

 

  
Copyright © 2003-2014 SoxProspects, LLC
 
All Rights Reserved.
 
email:
info@soxprospects.com
Search Player Stats
    
   MLB, Minor League, and College Players
The Baseball Cube

SoxProspects.com is in no way affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs, Salem Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Lowell Spinners, Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Major League Baseball, the International League, Eastern League, Carolina League, South Atlantic League, New York-Penn League, Gulf Coast League, or Minor League Baseball.