Roniel Raudes Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher


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Age: 19
Born: January 16, 1998
Granada, Nicaragua
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2014)

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Physical Description: Average size with some projection. On the skinny side, but lacks a typical pitcher’s frame. Long torso, short legs. Height and weight look accurate. Needs to add strength.

Mechanics:  Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side with a quick arm. Brings arm high in delivery and has an arm hook behind. Noticeable head whip. Works quickly. Doesn’t consistently finish delivery.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Fastball velocity will decrease as he works deeper into games. Will come out in the low-90s, but pitches primarily in the high-80s. Fastball is on the straight side, but has advanced control of the pitch for his age. Not a swing-and-miss pitch, but will pitch to contact. Could add a little velocity, but unlikely to improve much. Potential average offering, with above-average command and control profile.

Curveball: 74-76 mph. Advanced feel and confidence in pitch. Really snaps off and shows tight 12-to-6 break at its best. Will throw in any count to hitters from both sides of the plate. Can throw for strikes or bury down and out of the zone when ahead in the count. Potential above-average to plus offering.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Work in progress, clear third pitch. Firm, lacks movement at present. Will occasionally flash late fade. Fringe-average potential.

Career Notes: Uncle was reportedly a star pitcher for the Nicaraguan national team.

Summation: Potential back-end starter, but presently a high-risk prospect due to distance from the big leagues. Feel and command are ahead of stuff at present and allowed Raudes to excel against complex-level hitters, but he will be challenged in full-season ball. Doesn’t have the type of physical projection you’d anticipate given his age, but will add strength. Lacks a high ceiling, but arsenal and command profile give him a reasonably high floor. 

   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
  2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 4 3 .571 3.52 11 10 0 53.2 46 21 21 3 3 63 0.91 21.00 10.57
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 3 0 1.000 0.90 4 4 0 20.0 13 2 2 0 6 16 0.95 2.67 7.20
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 18 11 6 0.647 3.65 24 24 0 113.1 112 60 46 8 23 104 1.19 4.52 8.26
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 19     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: RON-yell raw-DEZZ
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2014 by Rafael Mendoza & Eddie Romero Jr.
Signing Bonus: $250,000
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2015 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
2015 Dominican Summer League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (June 2016)
2016 South Atlantic League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (Aug/Sept 2016)
2016 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year Awards
2015 All-Star
2015 DSL Player of the Year
2016 All-Star
2017 Pre-Season All-Star






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