Yairo Muñoz Worcester Red Sox Utility

       
 
Age: 26
Born: January 23, 1995
Birthplace: Nagua, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (March 2020)
College: -
High School: -
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: JYE-row MOON-yose
First Pro Contract: January 27, 2012 (OAK)
Signing Scouts: Angel Eusebio & Raymond Abreu
Signing Bonus: $280,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 2, 2012 (DSL Athletics)
Added to 40-man: N/A
MLB Debut: March 29, 2018 (STL)
Service Time (1/21): 2 years, 60 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2017, 2018)
Contract (2021): Split contract (MLB: $750,000)
   
Twitter: @YairoMunoz12
Instagram: @yairomunoz07
 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Thick, wide build. Fully filled-out.

Hit: Quiet hitting mechanics. Holds bat at chin level, drops down and into a slight uppercut swing with a subtle toe tap. Swing can get long. Aggressive approach, mediocre pitch recognition. Overall average hit tool.

Power: ringe-average power, most of which is created from his lower half.

Run: Average to slightly-above average speed.

Field: Super utility player on defense. Skilled enough defensively to play second, third, short, and every outfield position, but can lose focus leading to careless errors in the field.

Arm: Plus to plus-plus arm.
  Career Notes: Was very age-advanced throughout his minors career with Oakland and St. Louis, where he was often considered to be among the top 20 prospects in those organizations. Had a successful 2018 season in the majors but took a step back in 2019. Left Cardinals spring training without public explanation in early March 2019, got released, and signed a minor league deal with Boston. Played at the Alternate Training Site for most of 2020, but was called up on August 31 and played well when healthy. However, missed a few games with a hamstring strain, then went on the IL for the season's final week with a lower back strain. Was outrighted off the 40-man roster in December 2021. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Floor of an up-and-down utility player with the ceiling of a long-tern, valuable major league super utility player.

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

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    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
2012 DSL Athletics Dsl Rk Oak 17 32 105 13 24 7 3 0 22 37 10 23 4 3 0.229 0.297 0.352 0.649
  2013 AZL Athletics Ariz Rk Oak 18 25 67 8 13 3 0 1 5 19 7 11 1 0 0.194 0.286 0.284 0.570
  2014 Vermont Lake Monsters NYPL A- Oak 19 66 252 29 75 17 3 5 20 113 7 42 14 6 0.298 0.319 0.448 0.767
  2015 Beloit Snappers Midw A Oak 20 97 369 48 87 14 3 9 48 134 22 62 10 2 0.236 0.278 0.363 0.641
  2015 Stockton Ports Calif A+ Oak 20 39 150 21 48 12 0 4 26 72 11 20 1 1 0.320 0.372 0.480 0.852
  2016 Midland RockHounds Tex AA Oak 21 102 387 44 93 16 3 9 39 142 23 76 6 7 0.240 0.286 0.367 0.653
  2017 Midland RockHounds Tex AA Oak 22 47 190 35 60 17 3 6 26 101 10 35 12 1 0.316 0.348 0.532 0.880
  2017 Nashville Sounds PCL AAA Oak 22 65 256 30 74 9 1 7 42 106 11 46 10 4 0.289 0.316 0.414 0.730
2018 Springfield Cardinals Tex AA StL 23 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.200 0.200 0.400 0.600
  2018 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 23 26 94 11 27 3 1 3 13 41 5 18 1 0 0.287 0.330 0.436 0.766
  2018 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 23 108 293 39 81 16 0 8 42 121 30 71 5 6 0.276 0.350 0.413 0.763
  2019 Memphis Redbirds PCL AAA StL 24 3 13 1 3 0 0 1 2 6 1 4 0 0 0.231 0.286 0.462 0.748
  2019 St. Louis Cardinals NL MLB StL 24 88 172 20 46 7 1 2 13 61 7 37 8 3 0.267 0.298 0.355 0.653
  2020 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 25 12 45 6 15 5 0 1 4 23 0 11 2 0 0.333 0.333 0.511 0.844
   
     
    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 Worcester TNE AAA Bos 26     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2014 New York Penn League All-Star
2015 Midwest League All-Star
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