Kaleb Ort Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 


Age: 29
Born: February 5, 1992
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Height: 6-4
Weight: 240
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Minor League Rule 5 Draft (Dec. 2020)
College: Aquinas
High School: Lowell (MI)
   

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: September 23, 2016 by (ARI)
Signing Scout: N/A
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: June 22, 2017 (Pulaski)
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: September 13, 2021 (BOS)
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @ort_kaleb33
Instagram: @ort_kaleb33

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall right-hander with a mature frame. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Effort in delivery. Long arm action with a stab behind before he pauses briefly as he comes forward.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 98 mph. Pitch has life and has shown the ability to miss bats. Command and control need work, but overpowering stuff can compensate if he only gets to below-average command. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 79-83 mph. Really snaps it off at times with tight, two-plane break, but on other occasions will cast the pitch leading to looser shape. At higher velocities, pitch has shorter, more horizontal shape; has longer, 10-to-4 break in the lower part of velocity band. Potential average offering.
  Career Notes: Tore his UCL in high school but rehabbed the injury and did not have surgery. Signed with the Diamondbacks in 2016 out of the independent Frontier League. Was cut in training camp and went back to the Frontier League briefly before signing with the Yankees in May 2017 at age 25. Was seleted by the Red Sox in the 2020 minor league Rule 5 Draft. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Potential up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a fifth-/sixth-inning arm who slots in as one of the last few members of a pitching staff. Future potential is tied up in improving his command. Has MLB-quality stuff, but command needs to take a step forward.

Links
Scouting Report Update (12.11.2020)
Scouting Report Update (6.29.2021)
 
   
     
    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
2016 Joliet Slammers Fro Ind --- 24 3 4 6.05 20 12 1 61.0 62 42 41 8 4 42 61 1.70 9.00 6.20
  2017 Joliet Slammers Fro Ind --- 25 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.50 13.50 0.00
  2017 Pulaski Yankees App Rk NYY 25 2 0 0.63 12 0 8 14.1 5 1 1 0 1 4 23 0.63 14.44 2.51
  2017 Staten Island Yankees NYPL A- NYY 25 1 0 2.31 8 0 2 11.2 7 4 3 0 1 5 16 1.03 12.34 3.86
  2018 Tampa Tarpons FSL A+ NYY 26 1 1 6.04 13 0 0 22.1 22 18 15 1 0 20 27 1.88 10.88 8.06
  2018 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 26 1 1 2.18 22 0 3 33.0 23 10 8 0 0 22 42 1.36 11.45 6.00
  2019 Staten Island Yankees NYPL A- NYY 27 1 0 0.00 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0.33 21.00 3.00
  2019 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 27 1 0 2.57 9 0 2 14.0 11 4 4 0 0 3 20 1.00 12.86 1.93
  2019 Scranton/WB RailRiders IL AAA NYY 27 4 0 4.05 24 0 2 33.1 29 17 15 2 2 24 51 1.59 13.77 6.48
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- NYY 28 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 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
2021 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 29     stats                            
  2021 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 29     stats                            
   
     
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