Narciso Crook   Outfield

       
 
Born: July 12, 1995
Birthplace: Nagua, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 23rd round, 2013 by CIN
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Nov. 2022)
College: Rowan
High School: Trenton Central (NJ)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Pronunciation: nar-SEE-so
First Pro Contract: July 5, 2013 (CIN)
Signing Scout: Lee Seras (cin)
Signing Bonus: $100,000
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2014 (AZL Reds)
MLB Debut: -
   
Twitter: @ThatOutfielder
Instagram: @ncrook_

Elected free agency (Nov. 2023)
 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Strong, physical frame. Little physical projection remaining.

Hit: Starts vertical and square with his hands high. Leg lift timing device. Quick wrists but swing path is not fluid. Short swing path, direct to the ball. Below-average approach. Strikes out at a very high rate.

Power: Above-average raw power. Hits the ball hard when he makes contact, but lack of consistent contact ability means his power is unlikely to actualize.

Run: Average speed. Moves well for his size.

Field: Below-average defensive player in right field and left field. Can play center field and first base in a pinch.

Arm: Above-average arm strength.
  Career Notes: Born in the Dominican Republic, moved to New Jersey at age 11, at which point he began playing baseball. Played seven seasons in the Reds' organization before signing a minor league deal with the Cubs for the 2022 season, during which he made his MLB debut. Signed a minor league contract with Boston with an invitation to 2023 Major League Spring Training.

Summation: Organizational depth player. Unlikely to hold down a consistent 40-man spot, but has the potential to be an emergency corner outfielder in an injury situation. Lack of contact skills limits upside. Said to be a fantastic clubhouse presence and a very well-liked player.

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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
2013 Rowan-Gloucester Grd NJCAA -- 17 50 183 61 68 12 2 14 69 126 16 33 12 0 0.372 0.428 0.689 1.116
  2014 Arizona Reds Ariz Rk Cin 18 42 149 27 38 9 2 4 20 63 13 45 12 1 0.255 0.313 0.423 0.736
  2015 Dayton Dragons Midw A Cin 19 105 381 42 90 19 5 9 47 146 15 103 13 3 0.236 0.270 0.383 0.653
  2016 Dayton Dragons Midw A Cin 20 23 82 12 20 4 0 3 7 33 6 23 2 1 0.244 0.311 0.402 0.714
  2017 Daytona Tortugas FSL A+ Cin 21 36 136 8 29 6 1 4 17 49 10 41 3 2 0.213 0.275 0.360 0.635
  2018 Dayton Dragons Midw A Cin 22 25 80 11 21 10 1 3 19 42 9 27 3 0 0.263 0.337 0.525 0.862
  2018 Daytona Tortugas FSL A+ Cin 22 15 48 5 10 2 1 1 3 17 3 11 1 1 0.208 0.296 0.354 0.650
  2018 Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sou AA Cin 22 63 161 18 46 5 2 2 22 61 18 41 4 4 0.286 0.362 0.379 0.741
2019 Chattanooga Lookouts Sou AA Cin 23 24 71 11 21 6 2 0 6 31 5 18 1 1 0.296 0.342 0.437 0.779
  2019 Louisville Bats IL AAA Cin 23 84 275 38 75 16 6 10 35 133 19 84 9 2 0.273 0.329 0.484 0.812
  2019 Tigres del Licey LIDOM Wint --- 23 15 43 1 6 1 0 0 3 7 1 12 1 0 0.140 0.174 0.163 0.337
  2020 Tigres del Licey LIDOM Wint --- 24 14 31 6 7 0 0 3 16 16 5 8 2 0 0.226 0.333 0.516 0.849
  2021 Chattanooga Lookouts Sou AA Cin 25 14 54 7 13 3 0 3 13 25 5 19 1 0 0.241 0.328 0.463 0.791
  2021 Louisville Bats IL AAA Cin 25 86 241 35 59 16 0 11 41 108 36 77 7 3 0.245 0.360 0.448 0.808
  2021 Tigres del Licey LIDOM Wint --- 25 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.800
  2022 Iowa Cubs IL AAA CHC 26 101 362 61 94 21 3 19 67 178 36 124 13 6 0.260 0.345 0.492 0.836
  2022 Chicago Cubs NL MLB CHC 26 4 8 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 0.250 0.222 0.375 0.597
  2022 Tigres del Licey LIDOM Wint --- 26 5 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0.143 0.333 0.143 0.476
2023 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 27 93 273 46 59 14 2 10 36 107 40 117 11 4 0.216 0.335 0.393 0.727
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  International League Player of the Week (July 15-21, 2019)
2023 Worcester Red Sox Geddy Goody Guy Award
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