Juan Daniel Encarnacion Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 21
Born: March 30, 2001
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Sept. 2018)

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First Pro Contract: September 3, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Manny Nanita & Todd Claus
Signing Bonus: $40,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 1, 2019 (DSL Red Sox)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
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  Physical Description: Skinny frame. Athletic build with some remaining projection. Needs to add strength.

Mechanics: Low three-quarters arm slot. Does not use a wind-up. Stiff delivery. Slings the ball. Short arm action behind, hides the ball well.

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Pitch will show sink. Velocity has improved from the high-80s during the 2020 Fall Instructional League. Throws a lot of strikes and already shows some feel for command. Average-to-better potential.

Slider: 76-81 mph. Slurvy breaking ball. Long, 2-to-8 break. Some are more horizontal, others have more vertical shape. Inconsistent at present, but will flash average potential.

Changeup: 84-85 mph. Some feel for the pitch, but needs work. Flashes the ability to turn it over and bury it down and out of the zone for swinging strikes. Fringe-average potential.
  Career Notes: Opening Day starter for the DSL Red Sox 2 in 2019. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.

Summation: Shows the early makings of a three-pitch mix, but does not have stand-out stuff. Velocity has improved already. If velo continues to rise and secondary offerings improve, could develop into a very intriguing prospect. Has some deception in his delivery and already shows some feel. Has a way to go developmentally and future potential depends on him maturing physically and his stuff improving.

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

Links
Scout Chatter (12.4.2020)
Scout Chatter (9.14.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.7.2022)
 
   
     
    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 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 0 5 3.86 14 14 0 56.0 52 29 24 1 7 24 49 1.36 7.88 3.86
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 20 2 1 2.96 12 10 0 45.2 34 17 14 7 3 11 56 0.99 11.04 2.17

   
     
    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 21     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  FCL Pitcher of the Month (July 2021)
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (May 30-June 5, 2022)
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