Bobby Poyner Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 25
Born: December 1, 1992
West Palm Beach, FL
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 14th round, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Florida
High School: Palm Beach Central HS (FL)

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Physical Description: Undersized for a pitcher with a mature frame. Well-developed lower half with minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot from the first base side of the rubber. Has a funky leg kick, bringing his leg high and then kicking it out sideways before coming to the plate. Short arm action, keeps the ball hidden behind his body so hitters donít pick the ball up until late.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Advanced command and control of the pitch. Pitch jumps on hitters and misses bats at the minor league level even though velocity is only average at best. Pounds the strike zone, can locate to both sides of the plate. Potential average offering with command profile and deception that allow pitch to play up.

Changeup: 76-80 mph. Thrown with deceptive arm speed and has separation from fastball. Shows late fade. Has advanced feel for the offering, willing to throw the pitch in any count and to hitters from both sides of the plate, though it is more effective against right-handed hitters. Potential above-average offering.

Curveball: 78-80 mph. Lacks tilt. Short, vertical movement. Doesnít use often. Clear third pitch. Potential below-average offering.

Career Notes: A non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training in 2018, has made a surprise push for a spot in the Boston bullpen.

Summation: Projects as a middle reliever. Rarely walks hitters and has shown the ability to miss bats in the high minors even with fringy stuff. Has shown reverse platoon splits in minor league career. Fastball/changeup combination allows him to get right-handed hitters out effectively. Doesnít have a high ceiling, but has a high floor. Strong pitchability and feel on the mound. Knows how to pitch and get hitters out while minimizing hard contact.

 
   
  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
  2012 Florida NCAA Coll --- 19 1 1 0.500 3.18 21 2 0 22.2 26 12 8 3 4 16 1.32 4.00 6.35
  2013 Florida NCAA Coll --- 20 3 3 0.500 3.41 14 7 0 37.0 28 17 14 2 7 16 0.95 2.29 3.89
  2014 Florida NCAA Coll --- 21 5 3 0.625 3.44 27 4 4 55.0 53 26 21 4 10 44 1.15 4.40 7.20
  2015 Florida NCAA Coll --- 22 5 2 0.714 2.56 26 1 4 63.1 52 20 18 6 6 58 0.92 9.67 8.24
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 1 2 0.333 2.28 17 0 10 23.2 29 7 6 3 2 22 1.31 11.00 8.37
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 0 0 --- 0.35 16 0 11 26.0 11 2 1 0 0 32 0.42 Inf 11.08
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 3 1 0.750 4.99 23 1 4 39.2 44 24 22 4 11 30 1.39 2.73 6.81
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 24 2 0 1.000 2.45 16 0 6 22.0 20 7 6 2 6 32 1.18 5.33 13.09
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 24 0 1 0.000 0.94 27 0 9 38.1 19 7 4 2 11 52 0.78 4.73 12.21
  2017 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 24 0 1 0.000 3.60 7 0 0 10.0 10 4 4 1 1 10 1.10 10.00 9.00
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 25 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.00 --- 9.00
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 0 0 --- 3.14 33 0 6 43.0 43 17 15 4 11 35 1.26 3.18 7.33
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 25     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 30, 2015 by Stephen Hargett
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: July 4, 2015 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: March 29, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
March 31, 2018 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2018): $545,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (April 2016)
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (May 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (July 2017)
2017 Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
2018 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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