Jedixson Paez Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 19
Born: January 17, 2004
Birthplace: Tinaquillo, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2021)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: January 15, 2021
Signing Scout: Angel Escobar
Signing Bonus: $450,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: July 15, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: @WFMiTO7ZfYZRQQa
Instagram: @j_paez23

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Average frame. On the thin side; needs to mature physically and add strength.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side. Loose, athletic delivery. Short arm action. Hides the ball well. Crouches before coming forward. Some effort in his delivery, but repeats it well.

Fastball: 89-91 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Pitch shows sink. Velocity increased in 2022 from 84-86 mph, where he sat the previous season in the DSL, but has not continued to increase as of yet. Advanced feel for command and control for his age. Pounds the zone and already shows the ability to locate. Potential below-average pitch, but if velocity continues to tick up, grade can change.

Curveball: 76-79 mph. Pitch shows depth and tight rotation. Solid feel and will use in any count. Has shown the ability to bury it down-and-away when looking for a whiff or land it in the zone. Potential above-average offering.
  Changeup: 82-84 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Pitch shows late dive down and in on right-handed hitters. Potential average offering.

Career Notes: Red Sox 2021 Latin Program Pitcher of the Year. 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.

Summation: Potential emergency up-and-down starter. Ceiling of a back-end starter. One of the more interesting pitching prospects in the Red Sox low minors, but has a wide gap between what he currently is and what he could be. Already shows an intriguing three-pitch mix with advanced feel and command for his age. Stuff at present is on the light side, but has already started to tick up. If stuff continues to tick up, projection could change.

Scout Chatter (9.23.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.7.2022)
    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
2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 2 1 3.86 13 13 0 50.1 43 18 16 5 3 9 49 1.03 8.80 1.60
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 5 2 3.63 13 10 0 57.0 52 26 23 2 1 13 49 1.14 7.74 2.05
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 19 5 5 3.31 18 16 0 84.1 73 37 31 7 6 12 73 1.01 7.79 1.28
2024 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 20     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2021 Red Sox Latin Program Pitcher of the Year Pitcher of the Week (July 24-30, 2023) Pitcher of the Month (July 2023) Pitcher of the Week (July 31 - Augst 6, 2023)
2023 All-Star

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