Noah Song Military List Pitcher

Age: 25
Born: May 28, 1997
Birthplace: Claremont, CA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Navy
High School: Claremont (CA)

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 6, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Reed Gragnani
Signing Bonus: $100,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2026
Pro Debut: July 25, 2019 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: ---
Service Time (1/22): ---
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): Not signed
Twitter: @NSong91
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  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Tall, athletic frame with some projection, especially in his upper body. Looks the part.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot from the first base side. Doesn't use a wind-up and utilizes a medium leg kick. Short arm action. Arm will drag behind delivery at times. Some effort in delivery, but repeats it well. Very quick arm with some deception. Ball jumps out of his hand. Gets good extension and separation between his hip and shoulder. Crossfire action in delivery provides deception.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 99 mph. Strong command profile. Throws a lot of quality strikes already. Has shown the ability to spot arm-side as well as up in the zone when he wants to elevate. Pitch shows life and jumps on hitters. Pitch has shown the ability to miss bats. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. 10-to-4 shape. When he gets over it, shows bite and bat-missing potential. Doesn't consistently get over the pitch, getting on the side of it and leaving it flat and up in the zone. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 83-85 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Can pull the string with late fade at its best. Inconsistent at times, feel comes and goes. Threw a fringe-average, show-me changeup in college, but pitch has already shown signs of development early in his pro career. Potential above-average offering.

Curveball: 74-78 mph. Work in progress. Long, 11-to-5 shape. More of a spinner, but has the potential to continue to improve. Fringe-average offering.

Career Notes: Was regarded as a potential late-first/early-second-round talent but for his service requirement as a pending graduate of the Naval Academy. Red Sox drafted him in the fourth round anyway and signed him to a well-below-slot bonus. Following his graduation and being commissioned as an officer, played for Lowell while on temporary assignment duty at the Academy. Impressed in Lowell, showing an expectedly good fastball and slider and an unexpectedly good changeup after
  having barely thrown it in college. Returned to the Naval Academy for a month before pitching in relief for Team USA during the 2019 Premier12 Tournament, where he was considered by some to be the most impressive pitcher on a talented, generally much older squad. Submitted a waiver request to transfer his service commitment to the Navy Reserve in October 2019 in order to continue his baseball career, but the request was Chief Naval Officer at the Naval Academy did not endorse his request because Song had graduated during a short window during which the Department of Defense ended the program allowing graduates of the service academies to delay or alter their service commitments in order to pursue careers in professional sports. After several months in limbo (perhaps due in part to the application being made during a period of numerous changes at the Departments of Defense and the Navy), altered his request in April 2020, requesting to begin flight school. Was ultimately ordered to report to flight school in June 2020. Lieutenant Junior Grade Song graduated from flight school and received his wings as a Naval Flight Officer on April 28, 2022, after which he submitted another request for a service waiver to resume his baseball career. The waiver request is currently pending before the Secretary of the Navy. Song has begun a new training block at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville in the meantime.

Summation: Has the potential to develop into a number three or four starter. Canceled 2020 minor league season, plus clarity with regards to his situation with the Navy, give him a better chance of reaching his potential relative to his peers. However, there is still a non-zero chance he either never returns to baseball or returns with diminished stuff having not pitched in so long, and therefore his floor is much lower and risk far higher than that of a typical prospect with his talent. Strong pitchability, already showing the makings of a four-pitch mix, with three showing above-average potential. Outstanding makeup, strong work ethic. Type of person every organization strives to have. If he returns from his Naval service with the same stuff he showed in Lowell in 2019, he could move quickly as long as he can build up his stamina.

State of the System: Low Minors Pitchers (4.2.20)
Scouting Report Update (8.12.2020)
    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 Navy NCAA Coll --- 19 9 3 0.750 2.75 17 13 0 75.0 49 26 23 3 23 57 0.96 2.48 6.81
  2017 Navy NCAA Coll --- 20 6 4 0.600 3.67 13 13 0 76.0 69 34 31 3 26 89 1.25 3.42 10.54
  2018 Navy NCAA Coll --- 21 6 5 0.545 1.92 14 14 0 89.0 55 26 19 3 41 121 1.08 2.95 12.24
2019 Navy NCAA Coll --- 22 11 1 0.917 1.44 14 14 0 94.0 55 15 15 2 31 161 0.92 5.19 15.41
2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 0 0 --- 1.06 7 7 0 17.0 10 2 2 0 5 19 0.88 3.80 10.06
2019 Team USA P12 Int'l --- 22 0 0 ---  0.00 5 0 0 5.1 1 0 0 0 2 6 0.56 3.00 10.13
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 DNP-Military List ---  --- Bos 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2022 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
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 25     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2019 NCAA Golden Spikes Award Finalist
2019 NCAA First-Team All-American

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