Pedro Castellanos Worcester First Base - Outfield

       
 
Age: 24
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 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 4, 2016 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @p.castellanos25

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  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 and vertical 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. Fringe-average bat speed. Well below-average plate discipline. Pitch recognition is a work in progress. Lot of swing-and-miss in his game, even if his strikeout numbers do not reflect that. Will expand the zone often, especially against secondary offerings, which he really struggles to identify. Does not walk at all. Approach will be tested by advanced pitching. When he makes contact can hit the ball very hard. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. Power comes mostly from strength. Has re-tooled in-game swing to generate more loft, but over-aggressive approach causes him to make too much weak contact. Still could stand to do a better job incorporating his lower half into his swing to tap into power in-game, especially against more advanced pitching. Prior to the second half of 2019, had a stark disconnect between his raw and in-game power, hitting far too many balls on the ground with a level swing that failed to generate any loft, leading to well below-average in-game power despite plus raw that was very apparent in batting practice. Fringe-average in-game power.

Run: Well 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. Played corner outfield exclusively anyway in 2021 as organization attempted to create a path for him to the major leagues, and has continued to see time in the outfield in 2022. Potential average defender at first base and below-average defender in the outfield.

Arm: Fringe-average arm strength.

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. Power output has improved, but bat still projects as light for first base and will be constantly tested by more advanced pitching. Below-average defensive profile limits him to first base or left field, so will have to hit for average and power to have a chance to reach the big leagues.

Links
State of the System: Corner Infielders (4.22.20)
Scouting Report Update (7.29.2020)
Scouting Scratch: Red Sox 2021 Rule 5 Preview (11.18.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.12.2022)
 
   
     
    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 Drive 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 Drive 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 Red Sox 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 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 25 87 325 66 94 14 3 13 44 153 32 63 2 4 0.289 0.364 0.471 0.835
  2021 Cardenales de Lara LVBP Wint --- 25 38 131 20 41 7 0 8 20 72 10 23 0 1 0.313 0.361 0.550 0.911
   
     
    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 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 26     stats                            
  2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 26     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2016 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)
Eastern League Player of the Week (June 13-19, 2022)
  2016 SoxProspects.com DSL Player of the Year
2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (September 13-19, 2021)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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