Freili Encarnacion FCL Red Sox Infield

Age: 18
Born: January 26, 2005
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2022)

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Pronunciation: FRY-lee
First Pro Contract: January 15, 2022
Signing Scout: Jonathan Cruz
Signing Bonus: $1,100,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2026
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: June 6, 2022 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: @f_encarny_26

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  Physical Description: Strong for his age. Tall, lanky, projectable frame.

Hit: Plus bat speed. Shows the early makings of an all-fields approach and the willingness to take pitches.

Power: Best asset at signing is projectable power. Has the frame to potentially grow into plus power as he physically matures.

Run: Average speed.

Field: Signed as a shortstop, but may need to move to third base as he grows. Has good hands and reportedly improved defensively during the signing process.
Arm: Potential plus arm.
  Career Notes: Signed Boston's second-biggest bonus of the January 15, 2022 IFA class. Trained with Pedro "Nube" Nivar, a member of MLB's Trainer Partnership Program. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential bat-first infielder who may need to move to third base as he continues to grow, but will be given a chance at shortstop to start his career. High-risk, high reward profile. Power will likely be carrying tool, but is not an all-or-nothing slugger either with a solid approach. Reportedly possesses strong makeup, a clubhouse leader with an affable personality. Good baseball acumen.

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

Scouting Report Update (3.9.2022)
    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
2022 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 41 149 31 38 8 0 3 23 55 15 51 9 1 0.255 0.335 0.369 0.704
2023 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 1 7 2 8 2 0 0.182 0.308 0.212 0.520
2024 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19     stats                            
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