Andrew "AJ" Politi Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: June 4, 1996
Birthplace: Long Valley, NJ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 15th round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Seton Hall
High School: West Morris Central (NJ)
   

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AJ Politi photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: poe-LEE-tee
First Pro Contract: June 14, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $25,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 20, 2018 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @aj_politi

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  PPhysical Description: Average frame with no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Max-effort delivery. Throws from a high arm slot with hard recoil and head whack. Delivery could lead to injury issues long-term.

Fastball: 92-95 mph. Straight and lacks plane, but is effective when he keeps it down in the zone. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 82-84 mph. With show sharp tilt. Potential average offering.

  Curveball: 79-81 mph. Vertical shape, has more depth than slider.

Career Notes: Senior sign in 2018. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League. Skipped to Salem in 2019, where he bounced between the rotation and the bullpen.

Summation: Projects as a solid AAAA reliever with the chance to reach the big leagues in an up and down role. Fastball-slider combination show major league quality, but fastball command and delivery limit upside.


Links
Scouting Scratch (10.16.2018)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2018 Seton Hall NCAA Coll --- 22 5 4 0.555 5.44 17 6 1 48.0 36 31 29 5 29 67 1.35 2.31 12.56
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 1 1 0.500 4.34 21 0 7 29.0 30 15 14 2 10 43 1.38 4.30 13.34
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 5 2 0.714 3.55 33 5 1 78.2 56 37 31 4 37 96 1.18 2.59 10.98
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2020 - - - - 24     stats                            
   
     
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  Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (August 19-25, 2019)   SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 19-25, 2019)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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