Stephen Scott Portland Sea Dogs Catcher

       
 
Age: 25
Born: May 23, 1997
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 10th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Vanderbilt
High School: Cardinal Gibbons (NC)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 4, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Danny Watkins
Signing Bonus: $50,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: July 10, 2019 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Stephen_Scott7
Instagram: -

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Short, sturdy frame. Very strong, stocky build. No remaining projection.

Hit: Starts square and utilizes a short, leg lift timing device. Average bat speed, smooth swing. Direct to the ball, keeps the barrel in the zone a long time. Has swing-and-miss in his game, but also will take a walk. Knows the strike zone and has some feel for recognizing spin. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Above-average raw power. Average game power. Can lift the ball and drive it with some authority, especially to the pull side.

Run: Well below-average speed. Passable speed for his size.

Field: Long-term, best suited for a utility defensive role. Began catching full-time in 2022. Played catcher, first base, and corner outfield in 2021. Caught some in college and began working out at the position before games in his 2019 pro debut. First began catching in pro games in 2021. Scouts are skeptical that he can stick behind the plate long-term. Lacks mobility and clearly looks like someone who just started playing the position. Profiles better defensively at first base or in the corner outfield. Surprisingly agile for someone with his build and has soft hands.
  Arm: Fringe-average arm.

Career Notes:
Also played football in high school. Was not drafted out of high school. Spent four years at Vanderbilt, winning the College World Series with the Commodores in 2019. Signed for a below-slot bonus, but a solid one for a day two college senior. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020. Lived with teammate Joe Davis in a trailer during the 2021 season and the two, dubbed the "Meatball Gang," held weekly cookouts for teammates on Monday off days. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.

Summation: Profiles as a solid organizational player. Can play first base and corner outfield adequately and is now getting significant run at catcher. Type of player every organization needs. If he continues to hit, has a chance to make it as an up-and-down emergency bench bat.

Links
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)
Scouting Report Update (3.13.2022)
 
   
     
    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
2016 Vanderbilt NCAA Coll --- 19 18 22 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 6 0 0 0.091 0.200 0.091 0.291
  2017 Vanderbilt NCAA Coll --- 20 38 119 25 27 4 0 2 11 37 20 32 3 0 0.227 0.347 0.311 0.658
  2018 Vanderbilt NCAA Coll --- 21 53 168 42 45 11 0 15 41 101 34 50 6 2 0.268 0.420 0.601 1.021
  2019 Vanderbilt NCAA Coll --- 22 60 221 62 74 19 1 11 53 134 42 58 4 1 0.335 0.456 0.579 1.035
  2019 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 22 39 125 21 31 10 0 3 12 50 23 40 3 0 0.248 0.364 0.400 0.764
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 24 61 212 49 55 17 0 8 42 96 39 46 2 1 0.259 0.381 0.453 0.834
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 24 39 142 24 48 12 1 8 29 86 23 32 1 0 0.338 0.430 0.606 1.036
   
     
    2022 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 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 25     stats                            
  2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
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  -   SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 4-9, 2021)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 9-15, 2021)
2021 SoxProspects.com All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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