Chase Shugart Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 22
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 2024
   
Pro Debut: August 13, 2018 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @cshug2
Instagram: @cshug2

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Short, average frame. Very athletic. 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. Very quick arm. Has some effort in delivery, but repeats well.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Pitch lacks plane and straightens out up in the zone, but shows some life when down. Need to see how his velocity holds deeper into outings, but held velocity during short outings after signing. Command and control need refinement. Potential plus pitch.

Slider: 82-85 mph. Short, tight, 10-to-4 break. Pitch is more horizontal than his curveball, but shows bite. Potential above-average offering.

Curveball
: 77-80 mph. Feel and confidence in pitch. Willing to throw in any count to both right- and left-handed hitters. Shows tight rotation and depth when he snaps it off. 11-to-5 shape. Potential average offering.

Changeup: 84-86 mph. Inconsistent movement. Firm, looks like a fastball that he took something off at times. Will show drop on occasion. Fringe-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, where his stuff did not play up. Stuff unexpectedly ticked way up after signing in 2018, likely surprising even the organization, but only pitched in short stints after increased workload and Texas' run to the College World Series. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019. Suspended for 50 games at outset of 2019 season for a second failed drug test.

Summation: Intriguing arm who bounced around between the bullpen and rotation at Texas. Very athletic for a pitcher and repeats delivery well. Has the makings of a four-pitch mix, with both his breaking balls showing potential. Changeup lags behind, but could still be effective when sequenced correctly. Ability to command and control fastball and hold velocity deep into games will be key for him to stick as a starter. If he can’t stick in the rotation, fastball/breaking ball combination potentially could be interesting in a 7th- or 8th-inning role.

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Scouting Scratch (10.16.2018)
 
   
     
    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
   
     
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