Deivy Grullón Worcester Red Sox Catcher

       
 
Age: 26
Born: February 17, 1996
Birthplace: Bonao, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 240
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from PHI (Sept. 2020)
   

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Pronunciation: DAY-vee gru-YOHN
First Pro Contract: June 20, 2013 (PHI)
Signing Scout: Koby Perez
Signing Bonus: $575,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2013 (GCL Phillies)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: September 22, 2019 (PHI)
Service Time (1/23): 32 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2020, 2021)
Contract (2023): Free Agent
   
Twitter: @DeivyGrullon
Instagram: @deivygrullon
   

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Wide, stocky catcher's frame. Maxed out physically.

Hit: Starts open with his hands by his chest. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Swing has some length. Whips the bat through the zone. Fringe-average bat speed. Lot of swing-and-miss in his game. Strikeouts numbers are a concern, especially as he faces more advanced pitching. Has an aggressive approach, but will take a walk on occasion. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. Swing is geared to drive the ball, rarely gets cheated. Power is unlikely to play at the plus level in-game due to his inconsistent hit tool.

Run: 20 speed. Not a part of his game. Base clogger type.

Field: Fringe-average defensive profile. Limited agility. Soft hands. Can improve on pitch blocking and framing. Was better defensively when he was younger, but has gotten sloppy at times as he has matured.

Arm: Plus arm strength.
  Career Notes: Nickname is "El Pulpo" ("the Octopus"). Was one of the Phillies' first signings following an announced refocusing on international talent. Claimed by Boston off waivers when the Phillies removed him from their roster to add pitching during the 2020 season, reportedly because they planned on removing him during the offseason due to a 40-man roster crunch. Was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati in December 2020. Was claimed off waivers several times in 2021, going from the Reds to the Rays, Mets, back to the Rays, then traded to the White Sox before being released in late August. Signed with Boston in March 2022 with a non-roster invitation to MLB spring training.

Summation: Profiles as an up-and-down depth catcher. Bat-first profile is not an ideal fit for a backup. Ceiling of a solid major league backup catcher. If he can improve his defense and make enough contact to tap into his power, could carve out a solid major league career.

Links
Video from Pawtucket (9.8.2020)
Scouting Report Update (9.8.2020)
 
   
     
    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
2013 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 17 41 121 13 33 8 0 1 14 44 10 18 0 0 0.273 0.333 0.364 0.697
  2014 Williamsport Crosscutters NYPL A- Phi 18 53 187 14 42 9 1 0 18 53 9 39 3 0 0.225 0.268 0.283 0.551
  2014 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A Phi 18 24 76 9 18 5 0 1 7 26 3 13 0 0 0.237 0.275 0.342 0.617
  2014 Clearwater Threshers FSL A+ Phi 18 2 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.200 0.200 0.200 0.400
  2015 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A Phi 19 107 394 38 87 19 1 8 50 132 23 105 0 0 0.221 0.273 0.335 0.608
  2016 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A Phi 20 87 320 29 82 20 0 6 45 120 30 83 0 3 0.256 0.320 0.375 0.695
  2017 Clearwater Threshers FSL A+ Phi 21 71 271 31 69 14 0 8 24 107 12 61 0 1 0.255 0.287 0.395 0.682
  2017 Reading Fightin Phils East AA Phi 21 23 83 10 19 3 0 4 13 34 5 19 0 0 0.229 0.270 0.410 0.680
2018 Reading Fightin Phils East AA Phi 22 90 326 36 89 14 1 21 59 168 18 81 0 0 0.273 0.310 0.515 0.825
  2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs IL AAA Phi 23 108 407 55 115 24 0 21 77 202 45 133 1 0 0.283 0.354 0.496 0.850
  2019 Philadelphia Phillies NL MLB Phi 23 4 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0.111 0.111 0.222 0.333
  2020 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 24 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.333 0.500 0.333 0.833
  2021 Charlotte Knights TAE AAA CHW 25 11 40 4 8 2 0 2 5 16 2 17 0 0 0.200 0.238 0.400 0.638
  2021 Durham Bulls TAE AAA TB 25 21 62 14 14 1 0 6 12 33 11 26 0 0 0.226 0.347 0.532 0.879
  2021 Syracuse Mets TAE AAA NYM 25 11 11 3 6 2 0 2 8 14 1 16 0 0 0.146 0.167 0.341 0.508
2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 26 20 56 6 14 5 0 3 13 28 6 23 0 0 0.250 0.323 0.500 0.823
2023 TBD --- --- --- 27     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2017 Florida State League All-Star
2018 Eastern League All-Star
2018 Eastern League Season-End All-Star
2019 International League All-Star
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