Miguel Bleis FCL Red Sox Outfield

Age: 18
Born: March 1, 2004
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2021)
ETA: 2026

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Pronunciation: blais
First Pro Contract: January 15, 2021
Signing Scout: Jonathan Cruz
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: July 27, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract

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  Physical Description: Tall, lanky frame with lots of remaining projection. Very athletic. Looks the part.

Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Some pre-pitch hand movement, but consistently ends up in a good hitting position. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Good separation in his swing. Quick hands, plus bat speed. Fluid swing. Has already shown surprisingly advanced contact skills and a patient approach. Will work counts and has some knowledge of the strike zone. Does expand the zone against quality breaking balls, but has shown a willingness to take a walk. When he gets in a good hitters count is aggressive hunting fastballs he can hit. Ball makes a different sound when he squares it up. Still has a ways to go in developing his approach, but shows the raw tools to develop at least an average hit tool.

Power: Will show plus raw power in batting practice. Has already shown the ability to impact the baseball in games as well. Can drive the ball with backspin and shows the makings of all-fields power. Batting practice is very impressive when he lets it go. Potential for plus game power at his peak.

Run: Above-average speed, but likely will decrease as he physically matures. Seems like he plays faster than he grades out on a stopwatch.
  Field: Shows good instincts and reads in center field. Above-average range. Takes long strides and glides to the ball. Projects to stick in center field, where he could be above-average unless he gets too big. Arm: Average arm.

Career Notes: Was Red Sox’ highest-bonus signing during the January 2021 international signing period.  Missed the first two weeks of the 2021 season for undisclosed reasons.

Summation: Wide-variance prospect with a very high ceiling. Checks all the boxes you look for in a prospect his age. If he reaches his potential, all five tools could grade at least as average. Raw power is his best current tool, but has the potential to hit for average as well. Has the highest upside of any Latin American prospect in the system.

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    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
2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 36 119 17 30 6 1 4 17 50 12 25 7 4 0.252 0.331 0.420 0.751
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18     stats                            
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