Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz FCL Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 19
Born: August 18, 2003
Birthplace: Trujilo Alto, PR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Oregon commit)
High School: Leadership Christian (PR)

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First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Edgar Perez
Signing Bonus: $497,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: June 14, 2022 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
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  Physical Description: Tall, lean frame with long levers. Needs to add strength, but has the frame to support added weight. Good athleticism.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. High leg left. Coils before coming forward. Arm swing behind; hides the ball. Uses height to get good extension. Has arm speed. Some effort in delivery.

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 95. Could add velocity as he physically matures. Command and control need work.

Curveball: 75-78 mph. Long, 11-to-5 break.

Changeup: 80-83 mph. Some drop. Good separation from fastball. Slows arm some.
  Career Notes: Young for his class, drafted as a 17-year-old. Committed to Oregon.

Summation: Projectable right-hander with a wide gap between what he is and what he could be. Already shows a three-pitch mix. Very projectable, but needs to physically mature.

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

Red Sox select Elmer Rodriguez with fourth-round pick (7.12.2021)
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