Yorvin Pantoja Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: September 22, 1997
Birthplace: Caruao, VZ
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2014)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Yorvin Pantoja photos by Kelly O'Connor

Pronunciation: pahn-TOE-hah
First Pro Contract: July 24, 2014 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Manny Padron & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 4, 2015 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @PantojaYorvin
Instagram: @yorvinpantoja47

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Average athlete with a developed body. Lower half has filled out considerably since signing. Looks taller than his listed 5-foot-11.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side. High leg kick. Short arm action, hides the ball well. Effort in delivery. Significant recoil and head whack after pitch.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Pitch shows life and jumps on hitters. Command and control have improved significantly since move to the bullpen, but still will come and go from outing to outing. Relies heavily on the pitch. Fastball velocity has ticked up from 90-92 mph in 2019. Potential plus offering with refined command.

Slider: 81-82 mph. Pitch shows tilt and depth at its best. Does not consistently finish the pitch and will get on the side of it at times. Potential fringe-average offering.

Changeup: 84-85 mph. Inconsistent. Shows late drop with deceptive arm speed when he has it working well. Potential fringe-average offering.

  Curveball: 75-79 mph. Didn’t use pitch in 2021 look and may have scrapped it. Lacks feel. Does not consistently snap the pitch off. Tends to roll to the plate with 1-to-7 shape. Work in progress. Below-average potential.

Career Notes: Signed out of Venezula at age 17. Moved through the system slowly early in his career. Spent three seasons in the complex leagues and two in Lowell. Regardless, still not old for his level. Moved to the bullpen in 2019.

Summation: Potential organizational relief arm. Ceiling of a major league middle reliever. Wide range of outcomes still. Needs to continue improving command/control and develop a complimentary pitch to his fastball. Velocity has jumped year-over-year. Slider shows more potential than changeup or curveball did, but needs work.

Links
Notes from the Field (3.29.17)
Scouting Scratch (08.16.17)

Scouting Report Update (3.31.20)
 
   
     
    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
2015 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 4 0 2.35 14 14 0 69.0 53 24 18 1 2 29 66 1.19 2.28 8.61
  2016 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 0 1 3.86 3 3 0 14.0 12 6 6 1 1 7 13 1.36 1.86 8.36
  2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 0 2 2.00 6 5 0 27.0 19 11 6 1 0 12 33 1.15 2.75 11.00
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 0 7 5.46 15 15 0 57.2 60 42 35 6 6 33 40 1.61 1.21 6.24
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 4 3 3.56 14 13 0 68.1 60 30 27 3 3 26 47 1.26 1.81 6.19
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 6 3 3.54 36 0 1 61.0 46 29 24 4 5 30 72 1.25 2.40 10.62
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    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 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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  -   SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 15-21, 2019)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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