Jhostynxon Garcia Salem Red Sox Outfield

Age: 20 
Born: December 11, 2002
Birthplace: San Fernando de Apure, VZ
Height: 5-11 
Weight: 165
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2019)

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Pronunciation: yos-TIN-son
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Angel Escobar & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $350,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2026
Pro Debut: July 12, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: @jhostynxongarc2
Instagram: @jhostynxon_g

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  Physical Description: Thin at present with plenty of remaining projection, especially in his lower half and upper body.

Hit: Starts crouched and utilizes a leg lift timing device. Average bat speed. Still in the early stages of developing an approach and struggles to recognize secondary offerings. Primarily looks to pull the ball. Will take a walk, but also has swing-and-miss in his game.

Power: Above-average raw power. Swing has natural loft. Will need to physically mature in order to tap into his raw power. Power is mostly to the pull side.

Run: Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game.

Field: Strong instincts make up some for lack of foot speed, but probably best suited for a corner outfield spot long-term. Could be passable in center field if he maintains his athleticism.
  Arm:  Average arm strength.

Career Notes:
Played shortstop as an amateur, but moved to the outfield in pro ball. Split time between center and right field in DSL debut while sharing those positions with Juan Chacon. Older brother of Red Sox minor league catcher Johanfran Garcia. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program.

Summation: Summation: High-risk prospect with a lot of development remaining. Power over hit at present. Hit tool development is key to him reaching his potential because he does not project as more than an average defender in the outfield.

Scouting Report Update (3.7.2022)
    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
2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 17 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 45 135 36 38 7 4 4 27 65 33 21 5 4 0.281 0.424 0.481 0.905
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 31 101 18 19 5 2 3 17 37 18 38 4 2 0.188 0.328 0.366 0.694
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20     stats                            
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