Daniel McElveny Salem Red Sox Catcher

       
 
Age: 19
Born: April 21, 2003
Birthplace: Chula Vista, CA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 6th round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (San Diego St. commit)
High School: Bonita Vista (CA)
   

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Pronunciation: mac-ill-VAIN-ee
First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: JJ Altobelli
Signing Bonus: $197,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: August 10, 2021 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @mcelvanydaniel
Instagram: @danielmc3

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Athletic, average frame. Needs to add strength and physically mature.

Hit: Starts square with his hands high. Slight leg lift. Loose hands. Compact, level swing. Strong feel for hit. Rarely chases and works deep counts. Has shown the ability to hit fastballs, but struggles against secondary pitches. Potential for above-average plate discipline. Swing-and-miss in his game is mainly in the zone and because he is passive and often gets in deep counts. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Gap-to-gap power right now. Can create back spin, but needs to add strength to tap into his power. Fringe-average max exit velocities for his age. Below-average power potential.

Run: Average speed. Solid baserunning instincts

Field: Athletic behind the plate. Still a work in progress with his receiving and ability to block balls in the dirt. Moved to catcher during the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Played both infield and outfield in high school.
  Arm: Average arm.

Career
Notes: Committed to San Diego State. Went to high school less than two miles from 2021 first-round pick Marcelo Meyer's high school. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021, where he began working at catcher. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Drafted as a hitter without a clear defensive home, appears to have taken to catching. Has some feel on both sides of the ball, but a long way to go developmentally. Lacks a standout tool, but does not really have a tool that is lacking either. Competitive, smart player. Will work hard to get the most out of his ability.

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

Links
Red Sox Select Daniel McElvany with Sixth-Round Pick (7.12.21)
 
   
     
    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
2021 Bonita Vista HS HS --- 18 29 85 37 37 9 2 5 22 65 20 15 23 --- 0.435 0.580 0.764 1.345
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 9 23 5 4 1 0 0 1 5 3 10 0 0 0.174 0.367 0.217 0.584
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 21 64 13 16 10 1 0 6 28 15 26 5 0 0.250 0.400 0.438 0.838
2022 Salem Red Sox Car Rk Bos 19 22 72 13 12 6 0 0 10 18 21 29 0 1 0.167 0.357 0.250 0.607
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