Yordanny Monegro Greenville Drive Pitcher

Age: 21
Born: October 14, 2002
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Feb. 2020)
ETA: 2026

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Pronunciation: YOURD-uh-nee MAWN-ee-grow
First Pro Contract: February 20, 2020 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: JC Calderon & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $35,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2026
Pro Debut: July 12, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: @monegro_35
Instagram: @mymonegro80

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  Physical Description: Tall, lanky build. Has considerable remaining projection. Athletic, looks the part.

Mechanics: Throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot starting on the third base side of the rubber. Effort in delivery. Violent head whack. High leg kick and drives off his back leg, landing on-line to the plate. Shorter stride. Very quick, loose arm. Long arm swing back during which he shows the ball before whipping his arm forward.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Inconsistent command and control. Pitch is on the flat side and grades out poorly metric-wise. Loses velocity as he goes deeper into games, starting 94-96 mph but settling in more at 92-94 mph by the third or fourth inning. Lower fastball quality that might struggle to miss bats against more advanced hitters and plays below its velocity. Potential average pitch.

Curveball: 76-81 mph. Long, vertical, 11-to-5 breaking ball. Extremely comfortable throwing the pitch and will use it in any count, although sometimes will over-throw it. Can land the pitch in the zone for strikes and bury outside of the zone to induce swings. Pitch shows some depth when he gets over it, but he does not always get on top of it. Has advanced feel for spin for his age. Potential above-average pitch.

Slider: 82-86 mph. Varying shape, with some shorter and more horizontal and others more vertical. Can run into his curveball at times. Will flash bat-missing potential and adds an east/west wrinkle to his primarily north/south fastball/curveball combination. Potential average offering.
  Changeup: 89-91 mph. Work in progress. Looks like a fastball he took something off of at times. Not a part of his arsenal in 2023 regular season looks after showing it in Spring Training.

Career Notes: Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was canceled due to Hurricane Ian. Stuff took a significant step forward in 2023, moving him from an off-the-radar type repeating the FCL all the way to High-A and top 30 prospect status by the end of the year.

Summation: Potential up-and-down, multi-inning relief arm. Ceiling of a back-end starter. High variance arm who is still learning to pitch. Still very projectable and has already added velocity, even within the season. Could gain even more velocity given how loose his arm is and the remaining projection in his frame. Stuff took a significant step forward in 2023, making him a much more interesting prospect. Needs to show more consistency and improve command and control as he moves up the ladder. Fastball quality could stand to improve, as could creating separation between his two breaking balls. Has dabbled with a changeup in the past and adding something like that or a splitter could give him a better chance to stick in the starting rotation. Pitches with emotion and swagger.

    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 17 ---  --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 0 1 3.63 13 13 0 39.2 34 17 16 0 4 25 41 1.49 9.30 5.70
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 1 2 7.36 9 6 0 25.2 34 24 21 7 1 14 24 1.87 8.57 4.91
2023 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 20 2 0 1.20 3 3 0 15.0 5 2 2 0 1 4 20 0.60 12.00 2.40
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20 3 2 2.43 9 9 0 40.2 33 12 11 0 4 17 60 1.23 13.28 3.76
2023 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 20 1 1 1.80 2 1 0 10.0 8 2 2 1 0 5 13 1.30 11.70 4.50
2024 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 21     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Florida Complex League Pitcher of the Week (June 5-11, 2023)   SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2023)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 7-13, 2023)
2023 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2023 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year

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