Luis Alexander Basabe Outfield

       
 














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Born: August 26, 1996
El Vigia, Venezuela
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (August 2012)

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Traded to Chicago (AL) with Victor Diaz, Michael Kopech, and Yoan Moncada for Chris Sale (December 2016)

Physical Description: Athletic, lean. Has room for added strength. 

Hit: Left-handed, stands slightly open with slight crouch. Has a small leg lift. Keeps hands in good position to hit. Pull approach. Right-handed, stands more square to the plate and crouched. Short stride; hands in good position to hit. Plus bat speed from both sides. Left-handed swing appears more advanced; more length in swing from right side. Very aggressive early in counts; first-pitch swinger; wants to hit. Poor pitch recognition leads to lots of swing-and-miss; will improve with experience. Still in the early stages of developing an approach, but will take a walk if the pitcher doesn’t give him anything. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Surprising power for strength; raw power at present. Good frame to add strength. Average-to-better power potential.

Arm: Plus arm. On-line throws with carry; can make throw from right field warning track to second base on the fly. 

Field: Average-to-better potential in center field. First-step reads and route-running need improvement. Speed and athleticism allow him to cover plenty of ground. Will get better with more experience.

Run: Plus speed. Makes the defense rush. Shows instincts to steal bases; definite base stealer potential. 

Career Notes: Relatively new to the game of baseball and only started playing baseball a year or so before signing. Comes from a part of Venezuela near the Colombia border where soccer is far more popular than baseball. Twin brother Luis Alejandro is an infielder in the Red Sox system.

Summation: Potential first division player, but high risk and a lot of development still to go. Should be able to stick in center field. Raw at present, but will flash at least four average-or-better tools. Development of hit tool is key to reaching ceiling. One of the most exciting young players 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
  2013 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 16 60 209 49 47 13 2 1 19 67 49 58 18 5 0.225 0.385 0.321 0.705
  2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 40 148 38 42 7 11 0 26 71 30 36 13 2 0.284 0.408 0.480 0.887
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 32 105 15 26 5 0 1 13 34 13 23 2 4 0.248 0.328 0.324 0.652
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 56 222 36 54 8 3 7 23 89 32 67 15 4 0.243 0.340 0.401 0.741
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 105 403 61 104 24 8 12 52 180 40 116 25 5 0.258 0.328 0.447 0.775
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 19 5 22 5 8 2 1 0 1 12 1 3 0 0 0.364 0.391 0.545 0.936
  2017 Winston-Salem Car A+ CWS 20 107 375 52 83 12 5 5 36 120 49 104 17 6 0.221 0.320 0.320 0.640
  2018 Winston-Salem Ca A+ CWS 21 58 207 35 55 12 5 9 30 104 34 64 7 8 0.266 0.370 0.502 0.873
  2018 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 21 61 231 41 58 9 3 6 26 91 30 76 9 4 0.251 0.340 0.394 0.734
  2019 Kannapolis SAL A CWS 22 5 20 2 6 0 1 0 1 8 4 8 1 1 0.300 0.417 0.400 0.817
  2019 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 22 69 256 31 63 12 1 3 30 86 29 85 9 4 0.246 0.324 0.336 0.660
  2020 San Francisco NL MLB SF 23 9 14 5 2 0 0 0 1 4 5 2 0 0.143 0.333 0.143 0.476
  2021 ACL Giants ACL Rk SF 24 11 27 5 10 3 0 1 3 16 6 11 0 0 0.370 0.500 0.593 1.093
  2021 Richmond DNE AA SF 24 22 68 12 14 3 0 2 9 23 15 26 5 0 0.206 0.349 0.338 0.688
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract: August 28, 2012 by Eddie Romero & Luis Segovia
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2013 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2017 (CWS)
MLB Debut:
August 27, 2020 (SF)
     
  Awards
2015 NY-Penn League All-Star
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (July 11-17, 2016)
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (July 2016)
2016 South Atlantic League Season-End All-Star
2018 Futures Game All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2014 SoxProspects.com Season-End All-Star
2016 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 11-17, 2016)


 
 
 
     
     
     
 
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