Johanfran Garcia DSL Red Sox Catcher

Age: 17
Born: December 8, 2004
Birthplace: Valencia, VZ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2022)

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First Pro Contract: January 15, 2022
Signing Scout: Angel Escobar
Signing Bonus: $850,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2026
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: June 6, 2022 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
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Instagram: @johanfrangarcia

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  Physical Description: Large, sturdy build. Strong. Right build for a backstop.

Hit: Bat-first profile. Solid motions in the box. All-field approach. Good feel for the strike zone for his age. Uses the whole field.

Power: Above-average to better power potential. Sneaky pull-side power

Run: Below-average, not a part of his game.

Field: Average hands. Still raw but organization expects him to stay behind the plate. May get time at first base.

Arm: Reports range from average to strong.
  Career Notes: Trained with Jonathan Valdez. Third-highest bonus handed out by the Red Sox during January 2022 signing period. Younger brother of Red Sox minor league outfielder Jhostynxon Garcia. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Bat-first catcher with potential to stick behind the plate. Wide range of possible outcomes.

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

Scouting Report Update (3.9.2022)
    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
2022 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 40 138 26 37 7 1 0 23 46 21 25 0 1 0.268 0.366 0.333 0.700
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 18     stats                            
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