August 5, 1987
7th round, 2008
College: North Carolina
School: Apex (NC)
2009 Prospect Preview
Ladder - 5.20.09
Fire Brand - Federowicz Interview
2010 Prospect Preview
ESPNBoston - future catching options?
Q&A with Tim Federowicz
2011 Prospect Preview
The Book - 4.25.11
Traded to the LA Dodgers with
Stephen Fife and
Juan Rodriguez in a
three-way deal in which Boston also sent
Chih-Hsien Chiang to Seattle,
LA sent Trayvon Robinson to Seattle, and Seattle sent Erik Bedard and
Josh Fields to Boston (July 2011)
Intelligent catcher with ideal frame and strong core. Line drive hitter.
Average power potential as swing is on the flat side. Profiles as a
gap-to-gap doubles hitter. Makes best contact on balls down and out over
the plate. At times struggles to get his hands above the baseball on
higher velocity elevated fastballs. Good pitch recognition skills, but
can chase hard breaking balls off the plate. Improving plate discipline.
Behind the dish, Federowicz presently is above-average defensively.
Plus, accurate arm with a fluid release. Can struggle with his grip when
throwing, which causes ball to tail into runners during stretches.
Outstanding instincts and reflexes. Excels at staying square to the ball
with both his body and glove. Fluid footwork, especially when blocking
pitches in the dirt. Improving with game management skills and taking
charge of the pitching staff. Below-average speed, but heady on the base
paths. Projects as a major league backup catcher, with potential as a
second division starter.