Eduard Bazardo Minors Pitcher

       
 
Age: 25
Born: September 1, 1995
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2014)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: Edward bah-ZAR-doh
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2014 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Alex Requena & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $8,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 3, 2015 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @EduardBazardo1
Instagram: @09bazardo

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Small, undersized frame. Minimal projection even though he is on the thin side. Could stand to add upper body strength.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber with hands at his waist. Jerky, effortful delivery. High leg kick and slight trunk twist. Slight stab behind before whipping his arm forward. Loose, quick arm. Head whack. Some deception as he keeps his arm hidden behind his body. Average extension. Repeats delivery.

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Pitch shows sink and cut on occasion when he drops his arm slot. Does a good job keeping the ball down and generates a lot of weak contact. Velocity tended to fall off in later innings as a starter, but isn’t an issue out of the bullpen. Fringe-average command. Has shown the ability at times to command the pitch arm-side, but glove-side command is more inconsistent. Potential average pitch.

Curveball: 79-83 mph. Advanced feel. 11-to-5 break. Elite spin rate, among highest of players in the system. Pitch has tight rotation and depth when he snaps it off. Has feel and confidence in offering. Willing to throw in any count to hitters from both sides of the plate. MLB-quality out pitch. Potential plus pitch.
  Split-Finger Fastball: 87-88 mph. On the firm side and lacks separation from fastball. Will show drop on occasion. Clear third pitch that is still in development. Replaced changeup in repertoire. Potential fringe-average pitch.

Career Notes: Older international signee at 18 years old, then spent three years in the complex leagues before breaking out as a starter in 2018 in Lowell. Was a candidate to be added to the 40-man roster after the 2019 season, but was not added and was not selected in the Rule 5 Draft. Participated in 2018 and 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Projects as an up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a solid middle reliever. Jerky, deceptive delivery and fastball/curveball combination could play in the majors. Needs to improve fastball command and control and improve consistency with his breaking ball in order to reach his ceiling.

Links
State of the System: High Minors Pitchers (4.9.20)
Scouting Report Update (4.24.20)
Scouting Report Update (7.29.2020)
 
   
     
    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
2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 19 3 6 0.333 4.37 14 14 0 57.2 60 32 28 2 16 55 1.32 3.44 8.58
  2016 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 20 6 2 0.750 0.79 17 1 4 45.1 23 7 4 0 18 48 0.90 2.67 9.53
  2017 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 21 1 0 1.000 1.00 4 0 0 18.0 9 2 2 0 1 24 0.56 24.00 12.00
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 2 3 0.333 3.08 13 2 2 38.0 31 17 13 0 16 43 1.24 2.69 10.18
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 5 3 0.625 2.36 9 9 0 49.2 36 16 13 6 6 56 0.85 9.33 10.14
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 1 2 0.333 3.21 5 5 0 28.0 28 10 10 2 2 28 1.07 14.00 9.00
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 1 1 0.500 1.76 17 0 4 41.0 29 10 8 1 9 53 0.93 5.89 11.63
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 23 4 1 0.800 2.78 21 0 0 32.1 27 12 10 2 13 35 1.24 2.69 9.74
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    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     Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  NY-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (July 16-22, 2018)
2019 Carolina League All-Star
  2019 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2020 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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