Jonathan Diaz Salem Red Sox Catcher

       
 
Age: 21
Born: July 7, 1999
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2017)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Eddie Romero & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $7,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: August 4, 2017 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @j.diaz_7

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Athletic build for a catcher. Still has projection remaining in frame.

Hit: Left-handed bat. Strong wrists and hands. Primarily a pull hitter. Swing lacks loft, line drive stroke. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Gap power at present. Power has not progressed much early in his career.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Will not be a stolen base threat.

Field:  Doesn't project as a standout defender, but should be able to stick at catcher long-term. Receives the ball well and has good makeup.

Arm: Potential plus arm behind the plate.
  Career Notes: Signed for a small bonus in July 2017. Has moved up the ladder one level per year. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019.

Summation: Needs a lot of development and will likely move slowly through the system. Has the tools to develop into a major league catcher, but is years away.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in extended game action.

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State of the System 2020: Catchers (4.15.2020)
 
   
     
    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
2017 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 19 63 8 17 4 0 2 10 27 6 13 1 2 0.270 0.333 0.429 0.762
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 27 92 6 24 4 3 1 14 37 8 23 0 0 0.261 0.317 0.402 0.719
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 29 103 15 25 8 3 1 7 42 9 32 2 1 0.243 0.310 0.408 0.718
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 22 6 16 0 4 4 0 0 8 8 3 4 0 1 0.250 0.368 0.500 0.868
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 22 11 39 5 11 1 0 2 12 18 3 11 0 0 0.282 0.333 0.462 0.795
   
     
    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 TBD --- --- Bos 23 stats
   
     
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