Kristian Campbell Portland Sea Dogs Outfield - Second Base

Age: 21
Born: June 28, 2002
Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN
Height: 6-3
Weight: 191
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th (Comp) round, 2023 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Georgia Tech
High School: Walton (GA)
ETA: Early 2026

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First Pro Contract: July 21, 2023 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Kirk Fredriksson
Signing Bonus: $492,700
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2026
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: August 7, 2023 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: ---
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
Twitter: @K_Camp24
Instagram: @k.camp2

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Tall, athletic frame with some remaining projection.

Hit: Starts slightly closed and in a crouch. Timing device utilizes a toe tap and then a slight leg lift. Strong contact skills. Rarely swings and misses and shows good hand speed and a line drive swing to all fields. Swing is unorthodox, but seems to work for him and runs a very high in-zone contact rate. Approach is solid already. Works counts and will take a walk, but needs to improve his recognition of breaking balls. Faces questions about how he will handle velocity, as he really struggled against it in his pro debut. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Average raw power, but in-game power plays below that because his swing does not generate much loft. Has a frame that would suggest there is some untapped power potential, but would likely require a swing change. Below-average power potential.

Run: Plus speed. Shows both on the bases and in the field.

Field: Unclear where his long-term defensive home is, but has the athleticism to profile in the outfield, where he spent much of his first taste of pro ball and appears to be moving full-time based on indications in spring training 2024. Also could play second base. Is still learning the nuances of the outfield with his reads and routes, but has the raw athleticism and speed you look for out there.
  Arm: Average arm.

Career Notes: Draft-eligible sophomore. Played in the Northwoods League in the Summer of 2022 after redshirting as a freshman. Father, Kenneth, played football at Tennessee. Participated in the 2023 Fall Performance Program. Was a breakout performer in 2024 minor league spring training.

Summation: Potential high-end organizational player. Ceiling of a utility player. Has solid contact skills that provide an intriguing base to build on. Good athlete with a frame that suggests there is untapped power potential. Athletic enough to handle multiple positions, so if he continues to hit, has upside, especially if he takes well to his transition to the outfield.

Red Sox select Kristian Campbell with fourth-round compensation pick (7.10.23)
    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
  2023 Georgia Tech ACC NCAA --- 21 45 173 50 65 16 1 4 24 95 29 17 4 2 0.376 0.484 0.549 1.033
2023 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 21 8 23 4 9 2 1 0 2 13 3 5 2 1 0.391 0.517 0.565 1.082
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 21 14 45 5 12 2 1 1 3 19 7 13 1 2 0.267 0.400 0.422 0.822
2024 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 22     stats                            
2024 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2019 High School All-American
2019 First-Team All-State
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (May 2024)
South Atlantic League Player of the Month (May 2024)
Eastern League Player of the Week (June 10-16, 2024) Player of the Week (September 19, 2023) Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5, 2024) Player of the Month (May 2024)

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