Matthew Lugo GCL Red Sox Shortstop

Age: 18
Born: May 9, 2001
Birthplace: Manati, PR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Miami commit)
High School: Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)
ETA: Mid 2024

Photo © Bryan Green
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First Pro Contract: June 19, 2019 (BOS)
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Signing Bonus: $1,100,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: June 26, 2019 (GCL)
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Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
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Instagram: @_matthewlugo

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  Physical Description: Thin frame with lots of projection to add power. Very athletic.

Raw and toolsy. Has shown some flashes of plus potential against advanced high school competition, but has also struggled against offspeed offerings. Wide stance, repeatable swing with smooth mechanics. Good extension and bat speed but can get long at times.

Current gap power with the potential to develop into above-average power.

Plus runner - fast on the bases with fluid movements.

Above-average arm strength. Quick hands and transfer.
  Defense: Quick footwork, fast twitch response. Fluid movements. Smart player, but still very raw in terms of positional fundamentals. Above-average potential but will need time to develop.

Career Notes: Nephew of former MLB player Carlos Beltran, whose baseball academy he attended. Committed to University of Miami.

: Chance to develop into a five-tool shortstop, but is several years away and will need attention on development, particularly with approach against offspeed pitching and shortstop fundamentals.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person
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  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019  Beltran Academy --- HS --- 18 --- 19 7 8 3 0 1 8 14 --- --- 8 --- 0.421 --- --- ---
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