Eddinson Paulino Salem Red Sox Infield

Age: 20 
Born: July 2, 2002
Birthplace: Santiago, DR
Height: 5-10
Weight: 155
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2018)
ETA: Late 2025

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Essau Medina & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $205,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: June 4, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: @e_paulino_02

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Undersized and skinny at present. Solid athlete with good hand-eye coordination. Frame has room to support added strength, but will never be overly physical.

Hit: Swing mechanics work. Contact-oriented swing with a level bat path. Average bat speed at present and good bat control. Covers the plate well and has a decent approach for his age. Does not miss much in zone, but will expand, especially against secondary pitches. Advanced bat control leads him to make a lot of weak contact on pitches that he struggles to drive. Shows substantial platoon splits already. Potential average hit tool against right-handed pitchers and below-average against left-handers.

Power: Average raw power. Has sneaky power for his size and could add more as he matueres. Needs to drive the ball in the air more and improve quality of contact. Future power potential is dependent on how he physically develops.

Run: Average speed. Will steal a few bases, but not a major part of his game.
  Field: Footwork and hands are average. Looks most comfortable at second base right now, but has also played shortstop and third base. Not a standout defender, but will not hurt you either. Potential average defender at second base or third base. Could play shortstop in a pinch, but unlikely to stick there long-term. Began to play some outfield in 2022 to add versatility as well as to create more playing opportunities in crowded Salem infield.

: Average arm strength.

Career Notes: Signed on his 16th birthday at the open of the 2018 international signing period. Received a mid-sized bonus. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program.

Summation: Potential up-and-down platoon bat. Ceiling of a solid utility player who adds value at the plate and with his position versatility. Hit tool projects best, but all his tools could end up in the 45-55 range. Well-rounded player with solid makeup and work ethic. Has shown the ability to make consistent, hard contact at a young age.

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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
2019 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 35 108 17 31 2 4 0 10 41 18 23 2 6 0.287 0.394 0.380 0.773
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 36 113 25 38 16 4 0 13 62 15 21 5 2 0.336 0.436 0.549 0.985
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20 114 463 96 123 35 10 13 66 217 64 105 27 5 0.266 0.359 0.469 0.827
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 21     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (July 2021)
Red Sox Minor League Baserunner of the Month (April 2022)
Carolina League Player of the Week (Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2022)
2022 Carolina League Full-Season All-Star, 3B
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2022)
2022 SoxProspects.com All-Star

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