Freddy Valdez FCL Red Sox Outfield

Age: 20
Born: December 6, 2001
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from the NY Mets with Josh Winckowski in a three-team deal along with Franchy Cordero, Grant Gambrell, and Luis De La Rosa from Kansas City, with Andrew Benintendi and cash to KC, and Khalil Lee from KC to NYM (June 2021)

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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (NYM)
Signing Scouts: Fernando Encarnacion & Gerardo Cabrera
Signing Bonus: $1,450,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: June 1, 2019 (DSL Mets)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: @freddyvaldez34

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  Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame. Physical for his age and likely to get bigger as he matures.

Hit: Starts crouched and open. Leg lift timing device. Handsy swing that is not very pretty. Swing has significant holes that pitchers can exploit. Lacks feel for hit and is still in the early stages of developing an approach. Average bat control, below-average pitch recognition. Wide range of outcomes and a lot of development remaining, but right now projects for a well below-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power. Can impact the baseball, especially to the pull side. How his game power actualizes will depend on how his contact skills develop and how he is able to handle velocity.

Run: Fringe-average speed. Likely to lose speed as he matures given his size.

Field: Corner-only profile. Needs to work on his reads. Not the most instinctual defender. Potential to develop into a fringe-average corner outfielder.
  Arm: Average arm. Strength grade varies depending on source.

Notes: Signed with the Mets for $1.45 million during the 2018/19 signing period. Acquired as a player-to-be-named-later from the Mets in the Andrew Benintendi trade.

Summation: Wide range of possible outcomes, with future upside tied into how his hit tool develops. Power-over-hit profile right now, but has the potential for his power to be a carrying tool. Needs to improve his contact skills in order to tap into his power potential. Good low minors flier with some upside.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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Scouting Report Update (3.7.2022)
    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
2019 DSL Mets Dsl Rk NYM 17 57 220 36 59 15 3 5 36 95 28 46 6 1 0.268 0.358 0.432 0.790
  2019 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 17 3 10 4 4 1 0 1 3 8 3 3 0 1 0.400 0.538 0.800 1.338
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- NYM 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 31 96 18 22 6 2 0 16 32 18 27 0 0 0.229 0.356 0.333 0.689
    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 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 20     stats                            
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