Brett Netzer Salem Red Sox  |  Second Base

     
 

Age: 22
Born: June 4, 1996
Tega Cay, SC
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: UNC Charlotte
High School: Fort Mill (SC)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor


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Scouting Scratch (08.14.17)
Notes from the Field (4.27.18)

Physical Description: Average frame, looks listed height and weight of 6-foot-0, 195 pounds. Has some physical projection remaining, especially in his upper body. Will never be overly physical. Average athlete.

Hit: Starts in an open stance with his hands high and active pre-pitch. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device and has above-average bat speed. On the aggressive side with swing-and-miss in his game. Tracks the ball well and shows advanced pitch recognition and knowledge of the strike zone. Already shown the makings of an all fields approach. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Below-average raw power. Not a major part of his game. Swing lacks loft, more designed for line drives in the gaps than over the fence power. Projects for below-average game power at best in his peak but could contribute 20+ doubles a year.

Arm: Average arm strength. Plenty of arm to make the throws from second base, but not enough arm strength to play on the left-side of the infield in an everyday capacity.

Field: Need to see more in game reps, but in a limited look showed soft hands and fluid actions at second base. Average range, able to cover ground going in both directions. Should be able to stick at second base long-term where his defensive skills profile best on the infield. Potential average defender.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Will steal a handful of bases because of above-average instincts, but not a major part of his game.

Career Notes: Played left field as a freshman at UNC Charlotte before moving to second base.

Summation: Projects as a utility/role player off the bench. Ceiling of a fringe everyday regular. Bat will have to carry him as he is defensively limited to second base on the infield, but lack of power means he will have to make a lot of contact to reach that ceiling. Lacks a true carrying tool, but potential for three average tools. Lack of power and position versatility limits ceiling.

 
   
  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
  2015 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 19 41 148 25 47 6 3 0 19 59 14 24 3 2 0.318 0.382 0.399 0.781
  2016 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 20 53 211 47 81 17 2 5 35 117 25 20 6 0 0.384 0.461 0.555 1.016
  2017 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 21 58 234 50 80 16 4 5 44 119 29 27 5 2 0.342 0.425 0.509 0.934
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 22 82 11 26 6 0 0 14 32 9 20 0 3 0.317 0.376 0.390 0.767
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 26 100 15  26 4 0 0 13 30 9 24 5 1 0.260 0.327 0.300 0.627
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 124 481 50 130 31 3 2 50 173 37 115 3 8 0.270 0.325 0.360 0.684
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2017 by Pat Portugal (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $475,000
MiLB Debut: July 4, 2017 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (July 2017)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2018 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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