Brandon Howlett Greenville Drive Third Base

Age: 19
Born: September 12, 1999
Birthplace: Jenkins, FL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 21st round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Florida State commit)
High School: Jenkins (FL)
ETA: 2022

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Brandon Howlett photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: HOW-lit
First Pro Contract: June 21, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Stephen Hargett
Signing Bonus: $185,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Pro Debut: June 23, 2018 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
Twitter: @brandonh_2424

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Strong, athletic frame. Has some projection remaining in his upper body. Looks the part.

Hit: Starts square with a high leg kick. Has quick hands and plus bat speed. Very quiet at the start and then explodes through the ball with little wasted motion. Advanced approach for age. Can recognize spin and knows the strike zone. Will take a walk, rarely extends out of the strike zone chasing pitches. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. Potential above-average power in game. Strong, has the ability to drive the ball.

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

Field: Soft hands, average range. Fundamentally sound, professional defender.

  Arm: Average arm strength. Not a standout arm, but strong and accurate enough for third base.

Career Notes: Was committed to Florida State before signing with Sox. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018.

Summation: Has the potential to develop into an average regular over time. Long way to go developmentally, but shows several average to better tools and carries himself like a professional. Looks like he belongs on the field even when facing pitchers much older than him. Puts together quality at-bats and knows the strike zone. Could hit for average and power and play solid defense at third base.

Spring Training Video of Brandon Howlett (3.21.19)
Spring Training Video of Brandon Howlett (3.23.19)
    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
2018 Jenkins --- HS --- 18 28 58 36 20 8 0 4 17 40 41 22 10   0.345 0.619 0689 1.308
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 39 137 24 42 15 0 5 25 72 22 38 0 1 0.307 0.405 0.526 0.930
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 5 15 5 2 1 0 1 2 6 6 3 2 0 0.133 0.381 0.400 0.781
    2019 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 19     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5, 2019)  

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