Christian Koss Greenville Drive Infield

       
 
Age: 23
Born: January 27, 1998
Birthplace: Riverside, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 12th round, 2019 by COL
How Acquired: Acquired from Colorado for Yoan Aybar (Dec. 2020)
College: UC-Irvine
High School: JW North (CA)
   

Photo © Jerry Coli

Pronunciation: rhymes with Boss
First Pro Contract: June 26, 2019 (COL)
Signing Scout: Jon Lukens
Signing Bonus: $180,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 30, 2019 (Grand Junction)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @KossDaBoss27
Instagram: @koss25

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Average, athletic frame. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts slightly open with his bat on his shoulder. Has some bat speed. Will take a walk, puts together professional at-bats. Swing-and-miss has increased as he has attempted to hit for more power. Adjusted his approach in 2019, which has had good results in a small sample. Shows flashes of an average hit tool.

Power: Fringe-average power potential. Swing adjustment added loft in 2019. Showed substantial power in a very friendly hitter's league, will have to show those changes are real all the way up the ladder.

Run: Average speed.

Field: Average defensive profile. Sure-handed. Solid footwork, quick transfer, makes flashy plays. Range remains a question mark, and was error-prone on occasion in the past. Has already played second base, third base, and shortstop in pro ball and played some corner outfield in college as well.
  Arm: Average arm strength. Quick release. Passable at all infield positions, but arm would be tested if forced into a full-time role at either shortstop or third base.

Career Notes: Impressed in the Cape League in 2018. Was a well-regarded prospect heading into the 2019 college season, but struggled at the plate with UC Irvine early on and fell to the 12th round. Continued to make swing adjustments over 2019, resulting in a nice showing in the Pioneer League that season, where he was old for the level. Was acquired for LHP Yoan Aybar in a deal made in part to free up a 40-man roster spot during the 2020-21 offseason.

Summation: Potential utility infielder. Has a high floor due to his defensive tools and versatility. Needs to show offensive tools in a less hitter-friendly, more age-appropriate environment.

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

Links
Scouting Scratch: Breaking Down the Arizona Fall League Contingent (10.27.2021)
 
   
     
    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
2017 UC Irvine BW NCAA --- 19 40 122 14 22 3 1 0 20 27 12 24 0 1 0.180 0.259 0.221 0.480
  2018 UC Irvine BW NCAA --- 20 52 195 25 56 9 3 1 17 74 14 44 4 2 0.287 0.343 0.379 0.722
  2019 UC Irvine BW NCAA --- 21 54 202 45 62 12 5 5 30 99 25 51 11 2 0.307 0.397 0.490 0.887
  2019 Grand Junction Rockies Pio Rk Col 21 53 190 45 63 11 4 11 51 115 35 43 10 4 0.332 0.447 0.605 1.052
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Col 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 23 104 428 65 116 18 7 15 55 183 31 100 10 4 0.271 0.325 0.451 0.776
  2021 Scottsdale Scorpions AFL Fall Bos 23 12 43 3 10 1 0 0 6 11 3 8 1 0 0.233 0.283 0.256 0.538
   
     
    2022 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 TBD --- --- Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Pioneer League All-Star (2019)
Pioneer League Player of the Week (July 8-14, 2019)
Pioneer League Player of the Week (July 30 - Aug. 4, 2019)
Pioneer League Season-End All-Star (2019)
2021 Red Sox Minor League Baserunner of the Year
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 24-29, 2021)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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