Jagger Rusconi Salem Red Sox  |  Second Base

     
 

Age: 23
Born: July 18, 1996
Valencia, CA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
High School: West Ranch HS (CA)

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Physical Description: Wiry, athletic frame. Lacks strength at present. Some projection remaining. Injury prone.

Hit: Starts square with his hands high from both sides of the plate. Utilizes a slight leg lift. Swing is more advanced from the left side. Looser and quicker to the ball. Will sometimes get shifted to pull hitting left-handed. Bat drags from the right side. In the early makings of developing an approach, but has shown the ability to recognize spin and keep his hands and body back. Slap hitter, doesn’t look to drive the ball. Uses his hands well at the plate. Bat will be tested by more advanced pitching.

Power: Well below-average raw power. Not a part of his game. Swing tailored to gap power at most.

Run: Average speed, but plays faster. Quick first step, solid instincts allow speed to play up.

Field: Good range in the outfield. Can cover ground. Needs to continue working on reads. As an infielder, had plus range to both sides. Had potential to be a solid-average-to-better defender at second base, but style of play and related injury issues led to move to the outfield.

Arm: Average arm strength. Had plenty of arm for second base when he was an infielder. Now primarily an outfielder, arm does not stand out. Likely best suited for left field.

Career Notes: Had been committed to Southern Cal. Worked out and played for a college development program run by Nomar Garciaparra's brothers Ramon and Michael. Has had significant injury issues throughout his career; career high in games played is 65 in 2018. Had multiple DL stints in both 2017 and 2018. Missed most of July and August 2016 after suffering a broken foot, and missed time due to injury after signing in 2015 as well. Participated in 2016 and 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Significant injury history has limited him throughout his career; seemed almost a lock to spend multiple stints on the injured list in a given season at this point. Health issues have detracted from his development such that his potential is now as a high-minors organizational player. Gritty player, will get the most out of his tools, but playing style can be to his detriment. Runs out everything, leaves it all out on the field. Had to move off of second base, where he was a potential above-average defender, for health reasons, which also limited ceiling.

 
   
  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
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 16 53 7 9 2 0 7 15 2 11 1 0 0.170 0.224 0.283 0.507
  2016 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 7 24 1 7 2 0 0 3 9 1 3 1 0 0.292 0.320 0.375 0.695
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 7 27 4 1 0 0 3 5 4 6 1 1 0.148 0.258 0.185 0.443
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 7 26 5 8 3 0 0 3 11 4 10 2 0 0.308 0.400 0.423 0.823
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 45 167 13  33 3 1 2 11 44 5 52 4 3 0.198 0.225 0.263 0.489
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 6 20 3 6 0 0 0 1 6 1 6 0 0 0.300 0.333 0.300 0.633
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 35 126 17 26 4 2 3 4 43 3 40 1 1 0.206 0.235 0.341 0.576
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 24 78 7 17 7 0 0 13 24 6 28 3 1 0.218 0.274 0.308 0.582
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract
: June 21, 2015 by Jim Woodward
Signing Bonus: $384,000
MiLB Debut: June 29, 2015 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2018):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
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