Yacksel Ríos Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: June 27, 1993
Birthplace: Caguas, PR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 12th round, 2011 by PHI
How Acquired: Acquired from SEA for cash considerations (June 2021)
High School: Conchita Cuevas (PR)

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Pronunciation: YAHK-sell
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2011 (PHI)
Signing Scout: Alan Marr
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: July 11, 2011 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: June 5, 2021 (SEA)
MLB Debut: August 22, 2017 (PHI)
Service Time (1/21): 2 years, 19 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2018, 2019)
Contract (2021): ~League Minimum
   
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  Physical Description: Large, filled-out frame. Stronglower half.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, starting on the first base side of the mound. Medium leg kick. Gets good extension, falls to the first base side post delivery. Fringe-average control.

Fastball: 94-98 mph four-seam fastball. Misses bats. 95-98 mph sinker. Collectivelly relies on the two pitches about 60% of the time.

Slider: 84-87 mph.

Splitter
: 85-87 mph, utilized like a changeup. Cutting action with some sink.
  Career Notes: Spent 9 seasons in Philadelphia organization after being selected in the 12th round in 2011. Claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh in 2019. Signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay in 2021. Traded to Seattle for cash in June 2021, then traded to Boston for cash 10 days later.

Summation: Emergency up-and-down middle reliever. Could build out a career as a 5th/6th inning pitcher. Interesting pitch mix adds a change of pace to a major league bullpen.

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

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    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
2011 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 18 0 1 8.74 10 0 0 11.1 14 12 11 0 2 14 10 2.47 7.94 11.12
  2012 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 19 2 2 6.60 13 4 0 30.0 44 26 22 3 2 9 19 1.77 5.70 2.70
  2013 Williamsport Crosscutters NYPL A- Phi 20 5 3 3.59 15 10 0 52.2 52 24 21 1 3 19 39 1.35 6.66 3.25
  2013 Williamsport Crosscutters NYPL A- Phi 20 5 3 3.59 15 10 0 52.2 52 24 21 1 3 19 39 1.35 6.66 3.25
  2014 Lakewood BlueClaws SAL A Phi 21 6 2 3.69 33 13 1 102.1 102 51 42 9 6 40 73 1.39 6.42 3.52
  2015 Clearwater Threshers FSL A+ Phi 22 6 5 2.75 26 10 1 88.1 69 33 27 4 0 23 71 1.04 7.23 2.34
  2016 GCL Phillies GCL Rk Phi 23 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1.00 4.50 4.50
  2016 Clearwater Threshers FSL A+ Phi 23 4 3 6.14 22 6 1 58.2 59 43 40 4 5 23 42 1.40 6.44 3.53
  2016 Reading Fightin Phils East AA Phi 23 1 1 4.58 13 1 0 17.2 20 9 9 0 1 14 21 1.92 10.70 7.13
  2017 Reading Fightin Phils East AA Phi 24 1 2 1.89 24 0 2 38.0 22 12 8 2 2 10 47 0.84 11.13 2.37
  2017 Lehigh Valley IronPigs IL AAA Phi 24 0 1 1.96 13 1 1 18.1 10 4 4 3 0 4 17 0.76 8.35 1.96
  2017 Philadelphia Phillies NL MLB Phi 24 1 0 4.41 13 0 0 16.1 15 8 8 4 0 9 17 1.47 9.37 4.96
  2018 Lehigh Valley IronPigs IL AAA Phi 25 0 0 3.97 22 0 1 22.2 18 12 10 2 2 17 26 1.54 10.32 6.75
  2018 Philadelphia Phillies NL MLB Phi 25 3 2 6.75 36 0 0 36.0 43 28 27 6 2 15 36 1.61 9.00 3.75
  2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs IL AAA Phi 26 1 3 7.41 31 0 7 34.0 38 31 28 4 3 22 37 1.76 9.79 5.82
  2019 Philadelphia Phillies NL MLB Phi 26 0 0 13.50 4 0 0 2.2 6 7 4 2 1 3 2 3.37 6.75 10.12
  2019 Indianapolis Indians IL AAA Pit 26 0 0 2.35 9 0 1 15.1 19 4 4 2 1 4 12 1.50 7.04 2.35
  2019 Pittsburgh Pirates NL MLB Pit 26 1 0 5.23 10 0 0 10.1 10 6 6 2 2 5 10 1.45 8.71 4.35
  2020 Pittsburgh Pirates NL MLB Pit 27 0 0 9.00 3 0 0 4.0 3 4 4 0 1 2 3 1.25 6.75 4.50
  2021 Durham Bulls DAE AAA TB 28 2 0 0.66 12 0 2 13.2 8 2 1 1 0 2 17 0.73 11.20 1.32
   
     
    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 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 28     stats                            
2021 Boston Red Sox MLB AL Bos 28     stats                            
   
     
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