Pedro Castellanos Minors First Base - Left Field

       
 
Age: 22
Born: December 11, 1997
Birthplace: Carora, Venezuela
Height: 6-3
Weight: 245
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2015)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: kast-eh-YAAN-ose
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2015 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Rolando Pino & Ernesto Gomez
Signing Bonus: $5,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 4, 2016 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @p.castellanos25

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Looks taller than listed height. Has grown significantly since signing. Strong, large frame. Somewhat stiff and will have to watch body as he gets older. Mature frame with no remaining projection.

Hit: Starts open with his hands high. Starts on front toe and never leaves ground, utilizing toe tap. Short stride, lot of upper body in swing. Long, rotational swing. Has a hole on the inner half; likes to get arms extended. Pitch recognition a work in progress. Lot of swing-and-miss in his game even if his strikeout numbers don’t reflect that. Struggles with identifying secondary offerings. Fringy bat speed. Below-average plate discipline. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power but historically has had curiously well below-average in-game power. Power comes mostly from strength. Will put on a show in BP, but power has so far failed to translate in game action. In-game swing fails to generate loft; hits far too many balls on the ground. Needs to incorporate lower half into swing to tap into power in-game, especially against more advanced pitching. May have turned a corner in late 2019, hitting eight home runs in his final 30 games after hitting seven in his previous 291 games.

Run: Below-average runner. Smart on the bases; will score from first on a double despite lack of speed. Takes very large leads.
  Field: Stiff. Minimal range. First base-only profile. Uses height to his advantage, getting good extension when stretching for throws. Shows good hands picking throws from the dirt. Has played some left field but does not project well there. Potential average defender.

Arm: Average arm.

Career Notes: Excelled against DSL competition in 2016, when he was much more physically mature than most of the rest of the league. Missed time with a back injury in 2018. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Summation: Potential bat-first organizational player. Bat will be tested as he progresses through the system as he has yet to show the bat speed or approach to succeed against more advanced pitching. Development will depend largely on fixing his issue of failing to tap into his raw power at all. First base-only defensive profile, so will have to hit both for average and power. High risk prospect with low floor due to potential for swing and miss.

Links
State of the System: Corner Infielders (4.22.20)
Scouting Report Update (7.29.2020)
 
   
     
    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
2016 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 62 236 28 77 23 4 3 47 117 20 25 2 5 0.326 0.394 0.496 0.890
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 52 186 27 63 14 1 2 30 85 10 15 0 0 0.339 0.385 0.457 0.842
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 2 9 1 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.444 0.778
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 88 344 39 104 20 3 1 34 133 12 50 1 4 0.302 0.334 0.387 0.721
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 117 446 61 123 23 2 9 71 177 22 71 10 7 0.276 0.321 0.397 0.718
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 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 TBD - - Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  22016 Domnican Summer League All-Star
2016 Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Player of the Year
2019 Carolina League All-Star
Carolina League Player of the Week (July 22-28, 2019)
  2016 SoxProspects.com DSL Player of the Year
2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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