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.

Scout Chatter (12.4.2020)
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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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