Aneury Tavarez Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Outfield

     
 

Age: 25
Born: April 14, 1992
Santiago, DR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (Oct. 2010)

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Scouting Scratch (5.3.17)

Physical Description: Undersized for a corner outfielder. Has a filled-out frame with minimal projection remaining. Solid athlete.

Hit: Short, contact-oriented swing. Swing is geared for hard line drives. Has greatly improved approach since he entered the organization. Once a free swinger, now has solid pitch recognition skills and knowledge of the strike zone. Still can be aggressive early in the count, looking to attack fastballs. Keeps the barrel in the zone for a long time and bat control has greatly improved over the years. Was once primarily a pull hitter, but beginning in 2016 has been making hard contact to all fields. Is comfortable extending and going to left field on pitches away or pulling his hands in and staying inside the baseball on pitches on the inner half. Potential solid-average hit tool.

Power: Not a major part of his game given his size and swing path. Should have a fair share of extra-base hits, but below-average power potential.


Arm: Below-average arm strength. Throws lack carry and zip. Best suited for left field, but passable in right field.


Field: Lacks instincts and takes poor routes to the ball. Doesn't have a quick first step, but above-average speed gives him more of a margin for error. Doesn't look like a natural outfielder. His size and speed would suggest a center fielder, but hasn't played there for the Red Sox since 2015. Fringe-average defensive profile in the corner outfield.

Run: Above-average speed, but that doesn't translate on the bases due to below-average instincts on the bases.

Career Notes: Was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Dec. 2016 Rule 5 draft and returned just before the start of the season. Missed time in 2017 due to right hand tendinitis.



Summation: Projects as a bat-first bench outfielder. Profile is strange, as he is undersized and has above-average speed but isn't a great baserunner and doesn't play center field. Could add value at the plate, but a team is likely to have better offensive options who can play a similar corner outfield. If he could show he could play even an average center field his value would increase tremendously, but the Red Sox don't seem to have any plan to try him out there. Has made great strides at the plate and is on the doorstep of a call to the major leagues should the need arise.

 
   
  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
  2011 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 33 100 10 22 1 2 3 8 36 8 40 3 3 0.220 0.301 0.360 0.661
  2012 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 62 213 19 58 9 4 4 24 87 11 59 6 3 0.272 0.328 0.408 0.736
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 125 479 56 123 28 7 7 55 186 21 140 29 15 0.257 0.295 0.388 0.683
  2013 Oriente LIDOM Wint Bos 21 9 21 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 8 1 0 0.095 0.091 0.143 0.234
  2014 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 93 344 52 86 16 5 11 50 145 17 97 18 5 0.250 0.298 0.422 0.720
  2014 Oriente LIDOM Wint Bos 22 21 56 9 21 3 2 0 12 28 4 12 5 3 0.375 0.444 0.500 0.944
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 39 132 7 37 8 4 2 18 59 17 28 8 1 0.280 0.368 0.447 0.815
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 23 67 234 25 53 13 1 5 14 83 8 64 4 5 0.226 0.261 0.355 0.616
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 6 18 6 7 2 0 1 5 12 3 4 2 0 0.389 0.522 0.667 1.188
  2015 Oriente LIDOM Wint Bos 23 15 37 4 11 3 0 0 4 14 3 8 5 0 0.297 0.350 0.378 0.728
  2015 Santurce LBPRC Wint Bos 23     Playoffs Only                        
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 24 106 385 59 129 19 13 7 47 195 29 64 18 11 0.335 0.385 0.506 0.891
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 5 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0.200 0.250 0.200 0.450
  2016 Oriente LIDOM Wint Bos 24 46 152 18 43 3 0 3 13 58 13 25 6 2 0.283 0.349 0.362 0.711
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 25 7 28 2 5 1 1 0 3 8 2 6 1 0 0.179 0.258 0.286 0.544
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 25 18 61 13 23 3 0 1 6 29 12 6 6 3 0.377 0.473 0.475 0.948
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: uh-NERR-e tuh-VAR-ez
First Pro Contract: October 19, 2010
Signing Bonus: $80,000
MiLB Debut:
June 20, 2011 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2017
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016): -
Options Remaining
: 3
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (August/September)
2016 Eastern League Season-End All-Star
2016 Portland Sea Dogs Most Valuable Player
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 9-12, 2015)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 6-12, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 1-7, 2016)
2016 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 10-16, 2017)

 

  

 
 

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