Joey Meneses Worcester Red Sox  |  First Base/Outfield

     
 

Age: 29
Born: May 6, 1992
Culiacan, MX
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Feb. 2020)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor


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Scouting Report Update (3.27.20)

Scouting Report: Strong, filled-out frame with broad shoulders. No remaining projection. Quiet approach with a subtle toe tap. Uppercut swing path. Quick wrists. Overall average hit tool with solid plate discipline. Does not strike out a lot. Has shown solid-average raw power which has only translated to fringey in-game power. Fringe-average speed, but runs well for his size and position. Can take an extra base. Solid fielder at first base. A work-in-progress in the outfield with potential for improvement with better reads. Above-average arm. Pitched for the Mexican national team before signing with the Braves in 2011. Completely retooled his approach upon joining the Phillies organization in 2018. Was able to pull the ball more and get it into the air, increasing his fly ball rate considerably. Resulted in an International League MVP season in 2018. Signed with Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball for 2019 season. Received one-year suspension from NPB for testing positive for anabolic steroids after playing in 29 games for Orix. Signed with Boston in February 2020. Re-signed with the organization prior to becoming a minor league free agent in November 2020. Played for Mexico in the 2021 Olympics. Profiles as emergency high-minors depth.

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

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2011 DSL Braves DSL Rk Atl 19 19 63 5 13 0 0 0 4 13 7 14 0 0 0.206 0.286 0.206 0.492
  2012 GCL Braves GCL Rk Atl 20 41 145 13 44 5 5 0 14 59 9 29 2 4 0.303 0.352 0.407 0.759
  2013 Rome Braves SAL A Atl 21 108 381 36 98 21 4 2 40 133 28 97 1 5 0.257 0.308 0.349 0.657
  2013 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 21 19 46 9 15 2 0 2 11 23 7 14 1 0 0.326 0.407 0.500 0.907
  2014 Gulf Coast Braves GCL Rk Atl 22 4 14 3 5 2 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 0.357 0.357 0.500 0.857
  2014 Rome Braves SAL A Atl 22 58 212 30 60 15 3 8 29 105 22 48 2 1 0.283 0.354 0.495 0.849
  2014 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 22 46 129 19 35 8 1 4 19 57 7 36 1 1 0.271 0.319 0.442 0.761
  2014 Mexico CS Wint --- 22 6 20 2 3 1 0 0 2 4 3 6 0 0 0.150 0.250 0.200 0.450
  2015 Carolina Mudcats Car A+ Atl 23 113 394 32 94 18 4 3 41 129 32 80 2 2 0.239 0.298 0.327 0.625
  2015 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 23 52 181 26 49 9 0 3 25 67 14 44 2 4 0.271 0.333 0.370 0.703
  2016 Carolina Mudcats Car A+ Atl 24 66 243 31 83 19 1 5 31 119 24 38 2 1 0.342 0.401 0.490 0.891
  2016 Mississippi Braves Sou AA Atl 24 63 222 16 52 9 3 2 15 73 15 40 0 0 0.234 0.289 0.329 0.618
  2016 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 24 60 234 33 72 9 1 7 46 104 16 47 0 1 0.308 0.345 0.444 0.789
  2017 Mississippi Braves Sou AA Atl 25 108 360 44 105 13 0 9 45 145 38 81 0 0 0.292 0.360 0.403 0.763
  2017 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 25 66 250 25 62 12 0 5 3 89 19 40 5 6 0.250 0.298 0,.362 0.660
  2017 Mexico CS Wint --- 25 4 18 2 5 3 0 0 2 8 0 2 1 0 0.278 0.278 0.444 0.722
  2018 Lehigh Valley IronPigs IL AAA Phi 26 130 492 75 153 27 1 23 82 251 40 110 0 0 0.311 0.360 0.510 0.870
  2018 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 26 4 12 2 5   0 1 6 8 4 1 0 0 0.417 0.529 0.667 1.196
  2019 Orix Buffaloes NPB Fgn --- 27 29 102 7 21 4 0 4 14 37 13 28 0 1 0.206 0.288 0.363 0.651
  2019 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 27 65 238 34 79 18 2 6 41 119 36 38 7 3 0.332 0.418 0.500 0.918
  2019 Mexico CS Wint --- 27 6 22 3 9 2 0 1 5 14 2 0 1 0 0.409 0.458 0.636 1.095
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 28 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2020 Tomateros de Culiacan LMP Wint --- 28 57 219 30 55 13 0 6 25 86 16 40 5 3 0.251 0.305 0.393 0.698
  2020 Mexico CS Wint --- 28 6 23 2 6 5 0 0 5 11 2 6 1 0 0.261 0.346 0.478 0.824
  2021 Mexico Oly Int'l --- 29 3 12 2 6 1 0 1 4 10 0 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.833 1.333
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 29     stats                            
  2021 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 29     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: men-ASS-iss
First Pro Contract:
May 19, 2011 by Manuel Samaniego (ATL)
Signing Bonus: $15,000
MiLB Debut: July 25, 2011 (DSL Braves)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2020):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Carolina League Player of the Week (June 6-12, 2016)
Southern League All-Star (2017)
International League Player of the Week (April 3 - May 6, 2018)
International League Player of the Week (May 14-20, 2018)
International League Player of the Week (July 30 - August 5, 2018)
International League All-Star (2018)
International League Season-End All-Star (2018)
International League Rookie of the Year (2018)
International League Most Valuable Player (2018)
SoxProspects.com Awards
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