Pedro Castellanos Salem Red Sox  |  First Base


Age: 21
Born: December 11, 1997
Carora, Venezuela
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2015)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Looks taller and heavier than listed height and weight. Strong, large frame. Somewhat stiff and will have to watch body as he matures.

Hit: Starts square with 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. Struggles with identifying secondary offerings. Fringy bat speed.

Power: Plus raw power but curiously 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.

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 outfield but does not project well there.

: 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. Participated in 2016 and 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Bat will be tested as he progresses through the system as he hasnít shown 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.

  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 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 3 0.302 0.334 0.387 0.721
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 21     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2015 by Rolando Pino & Ernesto Gomez
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 4, 2016 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
2016 Domnican Summer League All-Star
2016 Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Player of the Year
2019 Carolina League All-Star Awards
2016 DSL Player of the Year
2017 All-Star
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