Hunter Dobbins Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 21
Born: August 30, 1999
Birthplace: Bryan, TX
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 8th round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas Tech
High School: Rudder (TX)

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First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Chris Reilly
Signing Bonus: $197,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: Yet to Debut
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
Twitter: @HunterD_20
Instagram: @hunterd_42

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  Physical Description: Medium frame with projection remaining in both upper and lower body.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Medium-to-high leg left. Some effort in delivery. Arm is short behind and quick forward.

Fastball: 91-94 mph. Showed a velocity increase just prior to the 2021 season and was touching 98 mph prior to Feb. 2021 injury in preseason scrimmages and Fall Ball in 2020. During 2020 season, sat low-90s, topping out at 94. Fastball spin rate in the low 2000s.

Curveball: 77-79 mph. Long, 12-to-6 breaking ball with some depth. Does not always get over it and consistently snap it off.

Changeup: Circle changeup evolved from a split-fingered change. Clear third pitch.

Slider: Fourth pitch.
  Career Notes: Father Lance Dobbins played baseball at Alabama and in the Diamondbacks system. All-State in high school. Pitched as a reliever in the College World Series as a freshman in 2019. Midweek starter as a sophomore in pandemic-shortened season. Injured his UCL during a preseason scrimmage in 2021 and missed the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Hopes to be able to start throwing again in September 2021.

Summation: Showed promise as a starter as a sophomore, but future projection will depend on how his stuff comes back after his surgery. Wide range of outcomes, but if velocity increase from 2021 holds, he is an interesting prospect with a mid-90s fastball and three secondary offerings.

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

Red Sox select Hunter Dobbins with eighth-round pick (7.12.2021)
Pitching Stats
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 Texas Tech Big12 NCAA --- 19 2 1 3.75 13 2 1 24.0 23 11 10 2 1 9 21 1.33 7.88 3.38
  2020 Texas Tech Big12 NCAA --- 20 2 0 1.35 6 3 0 20 17 3 3 0 0 5 25 1.1 11.25 2.25
  2021 Texas Tech Big12 NCAA --- 21 --- DNP INJ --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 22     stats                            
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  Texas All-State (2018)   -  

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