Jason Place Outfield

     
 

Born: May 8, 1988
Piedmont, SC
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2006
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Wren HS (SC)

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Released (March 2011)

Scouting Report
Outfielder with five-tool potential. Plays the game at full tilt. Raw power potential and above-average speed. Historically strikes out a ton and struggles a lot with off-speed pitches. He has shown recent improvement in that area, but his power numbers have struggled in that period. Very good defensive outfielder - strong arm with excellent range, gets a good jump on balls hit out to center. Place made a lot of adjustments to the Red Sox hitting philosophies in his first few years in the organization, particularly putting a lot of work towards improving his swing. His development has come along slowly, and his swing is looking better as time goes on, but it still lacks fluidity. Overall, he's going to have to get the bat on the ball more and cut his strikeout numbers down - while keeping his power numbers up - if he wants to make the grade at higher levels. Place is a super-confident player, and that has rubbed a lot of his teammates the wrong way in the past.

 
   
    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 Wren - HS - 18 - 57 - - 6 - 5 21 - 31 - 10 - 0.544 --- --- ---
  2006 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 33 113 14 33 3 1 4 21 50 17 35 3 3 0.292 0.386 0.442 0.829
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 129 459 60 98 23 4 12 55 165 52 160 9 8 0.214 0.298 0.359 0.657
2007 Honolulu HWB Fall Bos 19 26 80 16 17 6 0 4 8 35 13 39 2 2 0.213 0.330 0.438 0.768
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 20 114 484 88 119 25 4 19 65 209 44 147 5 5 0.246 0.320 0.432 0.752
2009 Salem Car A Bos 21 76 302 47 76 24 3 4 48 118 34 85 1 2 0.252 0.328 0.391 0.719
2009 Portland East AA Bos 21 42 141 21 37 6 0 4 16 55 17 52 1 2 0.262 0.348 0.390 0.738
2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 9 26 3 3 2 0 1 3 8 0 12 0 0 0.115 0.115 0.308 0.423
2010 Salem Car A Bos 22 4 14 3 3 0 0 2 3 9 0 7 0 0 0.214 0.267 0.643 0.910
2010 Portland East AA Bos 22 25 79 5 10 2 2 1 8 19 13 29 0 1 0.127 0.250 0.241 0.491
  2011 Tampa FSL A NYY 23 13 47 3 10 3 1 1 5 18 3 16 0 1 0.213 0.260 0.383 0.643
  2011 Trenton East AA NYY 23 14 54 6 8 1 1 1 4 14 0 15 1 1 0.148 0.164 0.259 0.423
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 9, 2006 by Rob English
Signing Bonus: $1,300,000
MiLB Debut: June 26, 2006 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
2006 Baseball America Second Team HS All-American
Red Sox ML
Base Runner of the Month (May 2008)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 2-8, 2008)

 


   

 
 

   
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