Yoan Aybar Minors Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: July 3, 1997
Birthplace: Bani, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2013)
College: -
High School: -

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Yoan Aybar photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: Joe-ON EYE-bar
First Pro Contract: July 3, 2013 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Jonathan Cruz
Signing Bonus: $450,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: June 10, 2014 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2019
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 2 (2020)
Contract (2020): League Minimum
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @yoan_aybar

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Lean, tall frame. Minimal projection remaining. Very athletic.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Mechanics are a work in progress. Struggles to find a consistent release point and repeat arm slot. Starts standing tall on the third base side of the rubber. Utilizes a high leg kick and short arm action. Lot of moving parts in his delivery. Very quick arm. Arm tends to get out of sync from the rest of his delivery.

Fastball: 93-97 mph. Reportedly tops out at 100 mph. Pitch is straight. Plus-plus velocity, but needs to make significant strides with his command and control. Velocity varies greatly from outing to outing. Will sit 95-97 in one outing, but then only 91-93 in the next. Needs to improve consistency with his fastball as he moves up the ladder. Potential plus-to-better pitch.

Slider: 84-88 mph. Inconsistent pitch. Will show two-plane shape on occasion. Still developing feel. At its best will flash plus potential, but on other occasions will be a below-average pitch.

Changeup: 83-85 mph. Slows arm. Will show drop. Has thrown less often over time, now rarely throws it.

  Career Notes: Converted to pitching in 2018 after four seasons as an outfielder in which he showed no progress at the plate despite impressive tools. Athleticism showed on defense, but at time of conversion showed only a rudimentary offensive approach and could get over-aggressive. Struggled against velocity. Although he was a potential plus defender with plus speed, his plus arm won out in the end, leading to his conversion. Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League. Participated in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fall Instructional Leagues as an outfielder. Added to the 40-man roster following the 2019 season despite having pitched only a handful of games in High A. Was the only player on the 40-man roster not added to the Club Player Pool in 2020.

Summation: Very raw at present, but an intriguing project with major league relief potential. Already shows premium velocity from the left side and athleticism that give him a chance. Needs a lot of work to become a pitcher; more of a thrower right now. Big gap between his ceiling and his floor at present. Very inconsistent; will dominate in one outing, then completely lose the zone and/or velocity in the next. Developing fastball command and control and refining his slider will be keys to his development.


Links
Scouting Scratch: Yoan Aybar (10.9.2011)
Scouting Scratch: Notes from the backfields (3.19.15)
Aybar Video from Spring Training 2015 (4.7.2015)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review
Spring Training Video of Yoan Aybar (3.23.19)

State of the System: High Minors Pitchers (4.9.20)
Scouting Report Update (4.24.20)
 
   
     
    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
2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 1 1 0.500 4.10 15 0 0 26.1 23 13 12 0 12 27 1.33 2.25 9.23
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 1 0 1.000 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 1 0 2 0 2.00 0.00 0.00
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 1 3 0.250 4.88 40 0 0 51.2 34 31 28 1 40 67 1.43 1.68 11.67
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 0 0 --- 1.80 4 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 0 1 3 0.60 3.00 5.40
  2019 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 21 0 1 0.000 6.75 7 0 0 8.0 5 6 6 4 6 9 1.38 1.50 10.13
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 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
2021 TBD       23     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
    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
2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 16 56 214 33 58 12 9 0 26 88 11 54 7 6 0.271 0.317 0.411 0.729
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 45 157 19 42 5 3 0 16 53 7 46 6 6 0.268 0.298 0.338 0.635
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 60 222 18 46 7 4 3 19 70 8 61 3 4 0.207 0.247 0.315 0.562
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 50 187 25 50 7 5 2 20 73 6 67 5 2 0.267 0.296 0.390 0.687
2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 30 100 12 16 2 1 0 4 20 6 38 2 0 0.160 0.206 0.200 0.406
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2014 Dominican Summer League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (July 2015)
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (August 2015)
2017 NY-Penn League All-Star
  2020 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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