Angel Bastardo Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

Age: 22
Born: June 18, 2002
Birthplace: Moron, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2018)
ETA: Mid-2025

Photo © Bryan Green

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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Lenin Rodriguez & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $35,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: June 6, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: @bastardop_34

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Average frame with some physical projection. Solid athlete.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Medium leg kick. Short stride. Controlled delivery. Starts on the first base side of the rubber, stepping towards the first base dugout to start his delivery. Shorter arm action in which he hides the ball behind and then is quick coming forward. Needs to work on consistently repeating his delivery.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Topped out at 97 mph in the past, but has not shown that velocity in outings scouted in-person in 2023. Pitch lacks movement and is hittable. Well below-average command. Potential average pitch with refinement.

Changeup: 84-88 mph. Advanced feel and confidence. Has shown the ability to pull the string on it with the pitch falling off with late drop and fade. Will throw in any count, especially against left-handed hitters. Potential above-average offering.

Curveball: 81-84 mph.11-to-5 shape with average depth. Solid feel. Will throw frequently, especially early in the count to get ahead. Needs to find more consistency with it. Sometimes blends with his slider and the two can look like the same pitch. Potential average offering.
  Slider: 85-88 mph. Tighter, gyro-spin breaking ball with 10-to-4 shape. Can look cutterish at times. Inconsistent feel and command, but flashes being a bat-missing pitch. Potential average offering.

Career Notes:
Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Missed two weeks in early May 2022 with a minor, undisclosed injury. Did not pitch in the final two weeks of the 2022 season, but unclear whether that was due to injury or the organization being comfortable with his season workload and shutting him down to make room for FCL call-ups. Had something of a breakout 2023 season in Greenville, earning an August promotion to Portland.

Summation: Potential multi-inning relief arm. Ceiling of a back-end starter. Right now, lacks the fastball quality and command to stick as a starting pitcher. Secondary pitches are ahead of fastball with changeup and breaking ball both showing bat-missing potential. Needs to further refine his two breaking balls, which can run into each other at times.

    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 3 1 3.71 12 12 0 51.0 39 24 21 1 3 12 37 1.00 3.08 6.50
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 1 3 6.67 10 6 0 29.2 45 29 22 1 0 12 33 1.92 2.75 10.00
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20 3 4 4.50 22 22 0 82.0 82 49 41 4 3 45 85 1.55 9.33 4.94
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 21     stats                            
2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 21     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (May 15-21, 2023)
Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month (July 2023)
South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Month (July 2023) Pitcher of the Week (July 10-16, 2023) Pitcher of the Week (July 17-23, 2023)

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