Stephen Scott Greenville Drive Catcher - First Base - Left Field

       
 
Age: 24
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 (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @Stephen_Scott7
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  Physical Description: Short, compact frame. Very strong, stocky build. No remaining projection.

Hit: Starts slightly closed and utilizes a short, leg lift timing device. Solid 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.

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

Run: Below-average speed. Passable speed for his size.

Field: Long-term defensive home is still to be determined. Appears to be trending toward becoming a full-time catcher as of spring 2021, although scouts are skeptical that he can stick there. Lacks mobility and clearly looks like someone who just started playing the position. Has played first base and outfield in pro ball as well.
  Arm: 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 modest bonus for a 10th rounder, but a solid one for a college senior. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020 as a catcher.

Summation: Profiles as a minor league depth payer with solid versatility. Can play first base and corner outfield adequately and is now getting some run at catcher. Could advance quickly, but has the ceiling of an organizational bat.

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    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 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 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 Salem LAE A Bos 24     stats                            
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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