Jose Vinicio Salem Red Sox  |  Shortstop

     
 

Age: 21
Born: July 10, 1993
Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2009)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
2010 Prospect Preview
2011 Prospect Preview
The Book: Jose Vinicio (10.10.11)
2012 Prospect Preview
2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Notes from the backfields (3.21.14)

Scouting Report: Small-framed Dominican shortstop signed to a big bonus at the age of 16. Outstanding present defensive tools with above-average range, quick hands, and a solid-average arm. Has the potential for more arm strength as he adds overall body strength. Also has strong technique and instincts. Tends to needlessly rush plays that lead to unforced errors. Should tighten up as he continues to mature. Shows a lot of confidence and swagger in the field. Projects to remain at shortstop. Above-average speed. Switch hitter. Produces good bat speed from both sides of the plate, but head of the bat drags some due to lack of strength. Swing is much more fluid as a lefty. Right-handed swing is longer and less fluid.  Minimal present power with below-average power potential. Still raw offensively. Offensive progression is strongly tied to how much he physically develops. Needs to put on weight, and has largely failed to do so in his first five years in the system.

 
   
  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
  2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 16 43 158 23 40 4 6 1 22 59 7 26 13 1 0.253 0.290 0.373 0.663
  2011 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 50 179 22 52 7 5 2 18 75 7 33 19 10 0.291 0.337 0.419 0.756
  2012 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 18 70 256 37 71 9 3 3 32 95 13 56 24 11 0.277 0.320 0.371 0.691
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 107 391 44 75 14 4 1 26 100 12 108 21 9 0.192 0.225 0.256 0.481
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 5 14 3 6 1 1 0 2 9 7 2 4 3 0.429 0.591 0.643 1.234
  2014 Salem Car A Bos 20     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 13, 2009 by Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $1,950,000
MiLB Debut:
June 21, 2010 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2016
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2014
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
 

Awards
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (July 2011)

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 2-8, 2012)

 

  

 
 

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