Justin Riemer FCL Red Sox Shortstop

Age: 21
Born: February 6, 2002
Birthplace: McLean, VA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th (Comp) round, 2023 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Wright St.
High School: St. John's (VA)

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Pronunciation: RYE-murr
First Pro Contract: July 25, 2023 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Matt Davis
Signing Bonus: $500,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2026
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: Yet to debut
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: ---
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): July 24, 2023
Twitter: @jd_riems
Instagram: @jd_riems

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Smaller, athletic frame. Minimal projection.

Hit: Starts open and in a crouch. Simple swing mechanics and short, compact swing. Strong bat-to-ball skills. Rarely swings and misses. Advanced approach and pitch recognition.

Power: Not a major part of his game. Swing is not designed for power. Fringe-average raw power at best and game power is below that.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Unclear how his speed will play when he comes back from his knee injury.

Field: Solid actions and feel in the field. Instinctual player who has a reliable glove.

  Arm: Fringe-average arm strength. Profiles best at second base.

Career Notes: Tore his ACL 12 games into the 2023 season and missed the rest of the year. Was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team and the Horizon League All-Tournament Team in 2022.

Summation: Intriguing bat-to-ball skills and approach. Power limits upside, but has the contact skills teams look for these days. Likely moves to second base eventually, but likely will be initially developed as a shortstop.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Sox select Justin Riemer with 2nd compensation pick (7.10.23)
    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
  2022 Wright St. Hor NCAA --- 20 44 146 37 48 13 0 2 27 67 31 12 7 - 0.329 0.454 0.459 0.913
  2023 Wright St. Hor NCAA --- 21 12 31 12 10 1 0 3 7 20 15 2 3 2 0.323 0.563 0.645 1.208
2023 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 21     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2022 Horizon League All-Freshman Team
2022 Horizon League All-Tournament Team

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