Daniel Bakst   Second Base

       
 
Born: November 14, 1998
Birthplace: New York, NY
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 27th round, 2016 by BAL;
28th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Stanford
High School: Poly Prep Country Day (NY)

Photo © Bryan Green  

Retired (Jan. 2020)

Pronunciation: Bahxt
First Pro Contract: June 23, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Josh Labandeira
Signing Bonus: $75,000
   
Pro Debut: June 26, 2010 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
   
Twitter: @DanielBakst
Instagram: @danielbakst

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall infielder's frame. Strong and athletic with room to grow.

Hit: Quick wrists, good hand-eye speed, makes solid contact. Moves into the ball, uses his legs well to create torque. Swing can get long.

Power: Average power with potential to add as he grows.

Run: Fringe-average runner. Won't be a major part of his game.

Field: Fluid actions, soft glove. On the larger side for a middle infielder. Possible move to third down the line.

Arm: Reliable, average arm.
  Career Notes: Was a top prep prospect in high school in 2016. Made several national lists, was the top player in New York state. Won a gold medal with Team USA's U18 team in the 2015 WBSC tournament. Drafted by Baltimore in 2016 but did not sign, went to Stanford. Played well his freshman season, but missed significant time in 2018 due to a finger injury. Chose not to play in 2018 to take a break from baseball. Boston had followed him closely in 2016 and opted to draft him in 2019 and discuss his intentions for his future in baseball. Signed a few weeks after the draft for a modest bonus. Retired during the offseason in 2019-20 rather than opt to pursue a pro career.

Summation: Has shown flashes of major league potential in the past. Variance between floor and ceiling is very wide.
 
   
     
    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
2017 Stanford NCAA Coll --- 19 55 196 24 61 16 0 3 38 86 19 32 0 0 0.311 0.369 0.439 0.808
  2018 Stanford NCAA Coll Bos 20 22 49 7 10 5 0 0 4 15 5 9 1 0 0.204 0.278 0.306 0.584
  2019 Stanford NCAA Coll --- 21 --- --- DNP --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 27 98 14 30 8 4 0 15 46 15 19 0 0 0.306 0.397 0.469 0.866
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2016 Gatorade New York Player of the Year
2017 All Pac-12
2017 Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball News)
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