Raynel Espinal Alternate Training Site Pitcher

       
 
Age: 29
Born: October 6, 1991
Birthplace: Villa Gonzalez, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Rule 5 Draft, Minor League phase (Dec. 2019)
   

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Pronunciation: RAY-null ess-PEE-nahl
First Pro Contract: September 27, 2012 (NYY)
Signing Scout: Alturito Pena
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 4, 2013 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @RaynelEspinal
Instagram: @rayespinal

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Large, filled-out frame. Long levers.

Mechanics: Low 3/4 arm slot. Loose arm with an easy delivery. No deception.

Fastball: Mid-90s fastball. Average to above-average control. Induces a good amount of swings and misses.

Slider: Mid-80s slider with solid break.

Changeup: Said to be devoloping a changeup in the Red Sox system.
  Career Notes: Signed by the Yankess as an international free agent at the age of 18. Spent seven seasons in the Yankees system, alternating between the bullpen and the rotation. Prefers starting. Missed entire 2015 season, presumably due to injury. Had Tommy John Surgery in July 2019. Selected by the Red Sox in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft.  Re-signed with the Red Sox organization prior to becoming a minor league free agent in 2020. Invited to major league spring training in 2021. Opened 2021 season at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Profiles as high minors depth until he proves himself again returning from TJS. Will need to add and refine a third pitch to be able to start at major league level. Has major league emergency spot starter or long-man upside. Fastball-slider combo could carry him to a bullpen role.
 

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

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    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
2013 DSL Yankees DSL Rk NYY 21 5 1 3.55 17 0 2 33.0 29 18 13 1 3 21 38 1.52 10.36 5.73
  2014 DSL Yankees DSL Rk NYY 22 2 2 3.54 20 0 12 28.0 22 11 11 1 4 6 41 1.00 13.18 1.93
  2015 DNP --- --- NYY 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2016 GCL Yankees GCL Rk NYY 24 0 4 4.05 5 3 0 26.2 28 14 12 2 2 0 26 1.05 8.77 0.00
  2016 DSL Yankees DSL Rk NYY 24 0 2 3.60 4 4 0 15.0 22 10 6 0 2 3 11 1.67 6.60 1.80
  2016 Pulaski Yankees App Rk NYY 24 1 3 4.12 4 4 0 19.2 17 11 9 2 2 5 20 1.12 9.15 2.29
  2016 Staten Island Yankees NYPL A- NYY 24 0 1 14.73 2 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 0 1 4 2.45 9.82 2.45
  2017 Charleston RiverDogs SAL A NYY 25 2 1 1.16 10 0 0 38.2 22 7 5 1 3 4 44 0.67 10.24 0.93
  2017 Tampa Yankees FSL A+ NYY 25 0 1 1.69 8 1 1 16.0 9 3 3 1 2 3 21 0.75 11.81 1.69
  2017 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 25 2 0 0.46 9 2 0 19.2 7 2 1 1 0 8 28 0.76 12.81 3.66
  2017 Gigantes del Cibao LIDOM Wint --- 25 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 9.01 54.05 27.03
  2018 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 26 7 2 3.09 41 3 2 67.0 55 27 23 4 8 26 95 1.21 12.76 3.49
  2018 Gigantes del Cibao LIDOM Wint --- 26 1 1 2.35 11 0 0 15.1 3 4 4 0 1 3 11 1.04 6.46 1.76
  2019 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 27 5 7 4.32 18 12 0 75.0 73 37 36 10 4 22 79 1.27 9.48 2.64
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 28 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2020 Gigantes del Cibao LIDOM Wint --- 28 1 0 1.87 7 2 0 10.1 6 3 1 0 1 8 8 1.36 6.97 6.97
   
     
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  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
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