Josh Tobias Salem Red Sox  |  Second Base-Third Base

 

Age: 26
Born: November 23, 1992
Greensboro, NC
Height: 5-9
Weight: 195
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted:10th round, 2015 by PHI;
 31st round, 2011 by WAS
How Acquired: Acquired from Philadelphia for Clay Buchholz (December 2016)
College: Florida
High School: Southeast Guilford (NC)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Undersized second baseman with a thick, filled-out frame. Sturdy, physically mature. No remaining projection, below-average athlete. Switch-hitter, starts open and utilizes a slight leg lift from both sides of the plate. Swing is longer from the right side, where he shows more power - alhough power isnít a part of his game. Left-handed swing is shorter and more direct to the ball. Below-average speed. Played primarily second base coming up, but moved to third base during Spring Training 2018. Lacks athleticism to stay up the middle, but could play there in a pinch if necessary. Decent hands, minimal range. Drafted by Washington out of high school, did not sign and opted to attend Florida. Played four seasons for the Gators. Named to the SEC All-Freshmen team in 2012. Played in the College World Series in 2012 and 2015. Senior sign for the Phillies in 2015. Spent two seasons in the Philadelphia organization. Traded to the Red Sox in 2016 for Clay Buchholz. Projects as a high minors organizational player. Lacks a carrying tool to project as a major leaguer.

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  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
  2015 Williamsport NYPL A- Phi 22 61 240 31 77 19 3 4 37 114 14 42 12 10 0.321 0.361 0.475 0.837
  2016 Lakewood SAL A Phi 23 93 365 49 111 24 3 7 55 162 31 59 6 4 0.304 0.379 0.444 0.823
  2016 Clearwater FSL A+ Phi 23 34 126 21 32 7 0 2 14 45 12 30 4 1 0.254 0.333 0.357 0.690
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 24 21 87 16 30 7 0 2 11 43 8 16 4 2 0.345 0.412 0.494 0.907
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 24 92 332 32  89 19 0 3 34 117 19 72 4 3 0.268 0.321 0.352 0.674
  2017 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 24 12 46 6 12 2 0 0 5 14 3 13 0 1 0.261 0.327 0.304 0.631
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 25 8 27 3 7 1 0 0 0 8 3 4 1 0 0.259 0.333 0.296 0.630
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 25 28 104 15 32 4 0 4 11 48 8 21 2 2 0.308 0.368 0.462 0.830
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 25 34 123 12 28 4 0 1 8 35 7 32 1 0 0.228 0.265 0.285 0.550
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 12, 2009
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 29, 2015 (Williamsport)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2015 NYPL League Mid-Season All-Star
2016 South Atlantic League Mid-Season All-Star
2016 South Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star
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