Nick Sogard Worcester Red Sox Infield

       
 
Age: 25
Born: September 9, 1997
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 12th round, 2019 by TB
How Acquired: Acquired from Tampa Bay with Ronaldo Hernandez for Chris Mazza and Jeffrey Springs (Feb. 2021)
College: Loyola Marymount
High School: Jesuit (CA)
   

Photo © Jerry Coli
Pronunciation: SOE-gard
First Pro Contract: June 13, 2019 (TB)
Signing Scout: Greg Whitworth
Signing Bonus: $125,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 15, 2019 (Hudson Valley)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @NickSogard22
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  Physical Description: Average, athletic frame. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts square in a crouch. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device, Average bat speed. Loose at the plate. Short, compact swing. Hands work at the plate. Strong contact skills. Knows the strike zone, but does have some trouble recognizing secondary pitches. Will go gap-to-gap and use all fields. Will take a walk. Left-handed swing is more designed for line drives, while right-handed swing is more uphill and tailored to hit the ball in the air. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Fringe-average raw power. Has shown the ability to drive mistake pitches. Shows more power from the right side.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Solid instincts.

Field: Potential solid-average defensive profile. Soft hands, solid instincts in the field. Should be able to stay at shortstop and also play second base and third base. Advanced feel for the game and strong instincts.
  Arm: Average arm, able to make all the throws from the infield, including deep against the foul line at third base.

Career Notes:
Cousin of MLB veteran infielder Eric Sogard and nephew of former major leaguers Steve and Dave Sax. Acquired from the Rays in February 2021 with Ronaldo Hernandez for Jeffrey Springs and Chris Mazza. Moved between High-A and Double-A in 2021 in part to help fill in for players participating in the Olympics and Olympic qualifying.

Summation: Projects as a solid organizational player. Ceiling of an up-and-down depth infielder. Lacks a carrying tool, but has a bunch of 45-50 tools. Sum-of-all-parts type of player. Will have to prove it at every level, but has some feel at the plate and is solid enough defensively to stick around in the system for a while, at least.

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Scouting Report Update (2.19.2021)
 
   
     
    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
2017 Loyola Marymount WCC NCAA --- 19 34 83 13 22 3 1 0 10 27 13 17 4 1 0.265 0.386 0.325 0.711
  2018 Loyola Marymount WCC NCAA --- 20 53 185 31 60 5 1 2 21 73 30 26 11 3 0.324 0.438 0.395 0.833
  2019 Loyola Marymount WCC NCAA --- 21 59 229 39 71 8 0 0 19 79 38 44 30 3 0.310 0.418 0.345 0.763
  2019 Hudson Valley Renegades NYPL A- TB 21 63 214 36 62 5 0 0 21 67 39 43 20 6 0.290 0.405 0.313 0.718
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- TB 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 23 62 240 44 67 12 1 13 40 120 27 48 7 3 0.279 0.349 0.500 0.849
  2021 Portland Sea Dogs DNE AA Bos 23 18 57 8 15 0 1 0 2 17 5 11 1 1 0.263 0.333 0.298 0.632
   
     
    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 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
  2022 Worcester Red Sox IL AAA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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