Wendell Rijo Greenville Drive  Second Base

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Age: 18
Born: September 5, 1995
La Romana, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2012)
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Scouting Report: Signed as a shortstop, Rijo moved to second base after making his pro debut. Hits from a wide-open stance, with his hands high, before taking big step to close to even in his stride. Quick hands, solid batspeed. Showed very good contact skills as a 17-year-old in the Gulf Coast League. Below-average present power with gap power potential. Tore his ACL just before signing, which dropped his projected bonus. Wore a large brace during his rookie season. Has above-average speed now that he is healthy. Shows the tools to become an excellent defender, but is prone to lazy mechanics and will tend to field balls off to the side that he has time to field in front. Otherwise shows good instincts. Son of a scout.

2013 Top 40 Season in Review

   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
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 49 170 28 46 15 0 0 20 61 22 29 15 5 0.271 0.368 0.359 0.727
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 17 3 14 1 5 1 1 0 0 8 0 3 0 1 0.357 0.357 0.571 0.929
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 18     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 6, 2012 by Victor Rodriguez, Jr.
Signing Bonus: $575,000
MiLB Debut: June 21, 2013 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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