Chase Shugart Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: October 24, 1996
Birthplace: Bridge City, TX
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 12th round, 2018 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas
High School: Bridge City (TX)

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Pronunciation: SHOOG-ert
First Pro Contract: July 6, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Brandon Agamennone
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2025 (susp 2019)
   
Pro Debut: August 13, 2018 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @cshug2
Instagram: @cshug2

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Short, average frame. Very athletic, quick feet. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber. Simple mechanics. Compact delivery with little wasted motion. High leg kick with no runners on base, but with runners on, he streamlines that part of his delivery with an abbreviated leg kick. Very quick arm. Has some effort in delivery.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch lacks plane and straightens out up in the zone. Below-average life and does not miss as many bats as you would expect given the velocity. Has shown the ability to hit 97 mph after five innings of work when he reaches back. Velocity could play up even more in short bursts. Command and control need refinement. Below-average command at present. Potential above-average pitch with refined command.

Curveball: 74-80 mph. 11-to-5 shape. Has feel and confidence in the pitch. Willing to throw in any count to both right- and left-handed hitters. Shows tight rotation and depth when he snaps it off. Will take something off it and throw it in the 74-76 mph range at times, but pitch is best in the high-80s. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 81-84 mph. Short, tight, 10-to-4 break. Pitch is more horizontal than his curveball, but shows bite. Potential fringe-average offering.
  Changeup: 84-87 mph. Inconsistent movement. Firm, looks like a fastball that he took something off at times. Will show drop on occasion. Clear fourth pitch, only uses as a change of pace offering. Limited bat-missing ability. Below-average potential.

Career Notes
: Undrafted out of high school. Pitched out of the Texas bullpen during his first two college seasons. Moved to the rotation during his junior season. Stuff unexpectedly ticked way up after signing in 2018, likely surprising even the organization, but only pitched in short stints after increased spring workload and Texas' run to the College World Series. Suspended for 50 games at outset of 2019 season for a second failed drug test. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Underwent a procedure on his knee in roughly May 2020. Did not miss time due to the canceled season, although he did not pitch at Fall Instructs as a result.

Summation: Potential up-and-down multi-inning reliever. Ceiling of a middle reliever. Fastball and curveball show the most potential in arsenal. Size and command profile are better suited to a bullpen role. Very athletic and repeats delivery well. Has four pitches, but only two project for now as anything more than show-me pitches against more advanced hitters. On the older side, could move quicker if transitioned into a bullpen role.

Links
Scouting Scratch (10.16.2018)
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2016 Texas NCAA Coll --- 19 2 3 0.400 4.53 32 0 5 43.2 39 25 22 1 24 38 1.44 1.58 7.83
  2017 Texas NCAA Coll --- 20 3 2 0.600 3.43 29 0 3 42.0 39 17 16 3 22 30 1.45 1.36 6.43
  2018 Texas NCAA Coll --- 21 6 3 0.667 4.64 21 15 2 95.0 90 56 49 9 41 69 1.38 1.68 6.54
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 21 0 1 0.000 1.80 3 3 0 5.0 4 3 1 0 1 6 1.00 6.00 10.80
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 --- 9.00
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 6 4 0.600 2.81 16 16 0 89.2 89 36 28 4 23 73 1.25 3.17 7.33
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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