Kier Meredith FCL Red Sox Outfield

Age: 21
Born: September 12, 1999
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, NC
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Undrafted free agent (July 2021)
College: Clemson
High School: Glenn (NC)

Photo © Bryan Green
Pronunciation: KEE-air
First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Brian Moehler
Signing Bonus: $20,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: August 10, 2021 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
Twitter: @KierMeredith
Instagram: @kiermeredith

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Short, stocky frame. Sturdy lower half, minimal remaining projection. Quick-twitch athlete.

Hit: Starts upright and slightly open with his hands high. Very brief leg lift timing device. Short, compact swing. Very direct to the ball. Solid feel for hit and knowledge of the strike zone. Advanced bat-to-ball skills. Level swing path leads to a lot of line drives. Works counts and does not expand the zone. Good approach, knows what type of player he is and does not try to do too much.

Power: Swing is more designed for line drives in the gap so he can use his speed. Has shown some pull power on occasion.

Run: Plus-plus speed.

Field: Solid instincts and takes efficient routes. Speed allows him to cover plenty of ground. Above-average range. Potential plus defender.

Arm: Fringe-average arm strength.
  Career Notes: Highly regarded prospect coming out off Glenn High School. Three-sport athlete and was a member of the USA Baseball 18U team as a junior. Comes from an athletic family. His late father played baseball in college and brother and uncle played football. Originally drafted by the Cubs in the 28th round of the 2017 draft. Missed most of the 2018 and 2019 due to several injuries. Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times.

Summation: Has the speed and defensive profile you look for, but future potential will be determined by how much he hits. Has a knack for getting on base and solid feel at the plate. Strong makeup and work ethic. Strong leadership skills, leaves it all on the field night after night. Type of person every organization strives to have.

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

    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
2018 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 18 13 41 8 8 1 1 1 5 14 8 15 4 1 0.195 0.411 0.341 0.752
  2019 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 19 9 22 3 7 2 0 0 1 9 5 5 2 1 0.318 0.483 0.409 0.892
  2020 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 20 17 66 9 24 3 0 1 5 30 6 6 3 4 0.364 0.455 0.455 0.910
  2021 Clemson ACC NCAA --- 21 47 180 33 51 8 4 3 25 76 12 28 6 4 0.283 0.322 0.422 0.744
    2021 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 FCL Red Sox - - Bos 21     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2018 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2019 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 Clemson MVP

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