Eduardo Lopez Salem Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 20 
Born: May 8, 2002
Birthplace: Tamboril, DR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2018)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Esau Medina & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $1,150,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 3, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @eduardolopez.23

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Medium, athletic build. Lots of projection remaining. Needs to add strength.

Hit: Switch hitter. Small toe tap timing device. From the left side, wrists start at chin level, coming down on approach. Wrists start lower from the right side. Swing can be inconsistent at times, but at its best is smooth with a good weight transfer from back to front. Solid approach for his age. Knows the strike zone and is selective. Will take a walk, but can get overly passive at times. Struggles with velocity right now due to lack of strength. Has struggled from the right side early in his pro career. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Below-average present in-game power. Swing is more geared towards hard line drives in the gap. Shows some pop in batting practice. Potential fringe-average in-game power if he fills out his frame.

Run: Fringe-average runner. Not a major part of his game. Plays faster due to solid instincts.

Field: Reportedly shows fluid movements in the outfield with good instincts. Likely destined for a corner long-term, but might be able to play a passable center field.

  Arm: Average arm.

Career Notes:
Received largest bonus of Boston's 2018 international free agent class. Struggled out of the gate in the Dominican Summer League in 2019, but ended the season strong. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020. Reported to Salem in June 2021 after opening the season in extended spring training, but was limited to just nine games at the level and two more on a rehab assignment due to an unspecified injury that may have been to his left hand/wrist.

Summation:
Potential organizational outfielder. Low floor; has a chance to develop into at least an MLB reserve. Needs to stay healthy to make up for lost time in 2020 and 2021, which has created a wide variance in his future outcomes. Has a good feel for the game for his age, solid overall instincts, and a high baseball IQ.

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

Links
State of the System: Outfielders (5.13.20)
Scout Chatter (12.2.2020)
 
   
     
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
2019 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 60 212 39 54 7 8 0 25 77 38 38 19 7 0.255 0.372 0.363 0.735
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.667
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 19 9 34 5 7 1 0 0 5 8 8 15 0 0 0.206 0.372 0.235 0.607
   
     
    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 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20     stats                            
   
     
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