Chase Meidroth Greenville Drive Second Base

Age: 22
Born: July 23, 2001
Birthplace: Torrance, CA
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: San Diego
High School: Mira Costa (CA)
ETA: Early 2025

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Chase Meidroth photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: MY-droth
First Pro Contract: July 29, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: JJ Altobelli
Signing Bonus: $272,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: august 5, 2022 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
Twitter: @MeidrothChase
Instagram: @chasemeidroth

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Smaller, undersized frame. Limited athleticism. Minimal remaining projection. Does not have the typical look of a baseball player.

Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Very brief leg lift and short stride. Simple swing mechanics. Short swing that is fluid and direct to the ball. Keeps the barrel in the zone a long time. Makes a lot of contact and has an advanced approach with solid pitch recognition. Works counts, does not miss a lot of pitches in the zone, and does not swing at bad pitches. Has had some struggles against advanced breaking balls and against velocity up in the zone. Potential above-average hit tool.

Power: Below-average power potential. Not a major part of his game. Swing is designed for line drives in the gap. Fringy exit velocities that do not lend to considerable over the fence power.

Run: Below-average speed. Solid instincts, but not the most fluid runner. Has the type of body that could cause him to get slower as he matures.

Field: Soft hands, fluid actions. Average range, comfortable charging the ball. Profiles best at second base at higher levels, but has seen some time at third base and shortstop.
  Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Profiles best at second base long-term, but could pass at third base in a pinch.

Career Notes: Became an avid surfer in college at San Diego. Missed most of his sophomore season with an injury to his right shoulder. Played in the Northwoods League in the summer of 2021. All-WCC First Team in 2022. Played in the Cape Cod League in 2022 for Yarmouth-Dennis. Was young for a college junior in his draft year in 2023. Was promoted aggressively through the farm system in 2022 and 2023, reaching Double-A in May of his first full season. Participated in the Red Sox Rookie Development Program in January 2024.

Summation: Potential fringe-bench player who brings solid contact skills and some defensive versatility. Ceiling of a contact-oriented regular, Will always have to hit, but has shown strong contact skills and an advanced approach so far. Needs to show he can impact the baseball or advanced arms will challenge him since they know he can’t make them pay. Young for the college draft class and combination of age, contact skills and approach grade out really well on models.

Red Sox select Chase Meidroth with fourth-round pick (7.18.22)
Spring Training BP Video (3.24.2023)
    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
2022 San Diego WCC NCAA --- 21 56 228 53 75 19 0 10 47 124 40 25 6 3 0.329 0.440 0.544 0.984
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 21 3 8 4 3 0 0 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0.375 0.545 0.375 0.920
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 21 19 68 15 21 5 0 4 12 38 12 9 4 2 0.309 0.424 0.559 0.982
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 22 20 74 19 25 3 0 2 14 34 21 20 4 0 0.338 0.495 0.459 0.954
2023 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 22 91 325 59 83 16 1 7 43 122 59 78 9 1 0.255 0.386 0.375 0.762
2024 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 23     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  Bay League MVP (2019)
All WCC First Team (2022)
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (April 2023)
2023 Portland Sea Dogs Defensive Player of the Year Player of the Week (June 5-11, 2023) Player of the Week (September 4-10, 2023)
2023 All-Star

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