Juan Chacon Salem Red Sox Outfield

Age: 20 
Born: December 4, 2002
Birthplace: Valera, Venezuela
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2019)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: Chuh-COHN
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Wilder Lobo & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $900,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2026
Pro Debut: July 12, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: @chacon32juan

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  Physical Description: Tall, projectable lanky frame. Athletic with the type of physical projection you look for in a prospect.

Hit: Short, linear swing. Fringe-average bat speed. Makes a lot of contact on the ground. Pull-heavy approach at present. Passive at the plate, taking a lot of pitches, but also will expand the zone and struggles to recognize spin. Really struggles with velocity.

Power: Fringe-average raw power at present. Should grow into more raw power as he physically matures and gets stronger. Will need to add some loft to his swing in order to reach his power potential.

Run: Fringe-average speed.

Field: Routes and reads need work. Profiles best in an outfield corner.

Arm: Average arm strength. Has the arm for the corner outfield.
  Career Notes: Received the largest bonus in Boston’s 2019-20 international class. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League and 2021 Fall Performance Program. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Raw, physically projectable outfielder. Does not have a strong defensive profile, so there is a lot of pressure on his bat to develop. Wide gap between what he is now and could be in the future. Has the type of frame you look for when projecting future development, but has yet to show the type of upside at the plate as other bats from the same 2022 FCL squad.

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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 18 47 164 45 51 5 2 1 8 63 26 26 11 7 0.311 0.426 0.384 0.811
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 41 138 21 31 10 0 1 25 44 26 53 21 3 0.225 0.351 0.319 0.670
  2022 Salem Red Sox Car Rk Bos 19 8 31 4 4 1 0 0 1 5 3 13 1 0 0.129 0.206 0.161 0.367
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 20     stats                            
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