Physical Description: Solid,
athletic frame. Moves well. On the smaller side for a catcher.
Minimal remaining projection.
Starts slightly open and utilizes a pronounced leg kick.
Fringe-average bat speed. Long swing with a lot of
swing-and-miss at present. Approach needs significant work.
Struggles with pitch recognition and swing decisions. Has shown
the ability to use all fields and take what pitchers give him.
Potential well below-average hit tool.
Likes to lift the ball and has shown all-fields power. How much
his power actualizes in-game will depend on his ability to make
adjustments and contact against more advanced pitching. Average
raw power with fringe-average game power potential.
Run: Average speed. Moves very well for a
catcher and could steal a handful of bases.
Field: Versatile defender. Has played catcher, second
base and third base in pro ball. Even played some outfield in
college. Moves well behind the plate, but still working on his
receiving and framing skills. Shows soft hands in the infield.
Potential average defender behind the plate.
Average arm strength for a catcher. Solid arm strength at second
base, passable at third base.
Career Notes: Played shortstop
in college before moving to catcher. Played in the Cape Cod
League in 2015 (Yarmouth-Dennis) and 2016 (Bourne). Stepfather,
Matt Maysey, had a brief MLB career, pitching for Montreal and
Milwaukee. Has shown increasing in-game power up the ladder.
Excelled in 40 games at Double-A in late 2019, boosting his
prospect status. Played at the Alternate Training Site in 2020.
Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League. Opened 2021
at the Alternate Training Site. Missed a month early in the 2021
season with a pulled hamstring suffered running the bases. Was
recalled to Boston a number of times in 2021, both formally and
as a member of the MLB taxi squad. Between injury and call-ups,
did not play more than 11 games for one club, uninterrupted by
either, until season’s final month-and-a-half, during which time
he hit .337/.351/.590. Was set to participate in the 2021
Arizona Fall League, but instead was carried on the club's taxi
squad during the playoffs.
Potential depth/third catcher on a 40-man roster. Ceiling of a
super-utility player, capable of catching and playing both
second and third base. Will have to make more contact as he
moves up the ladder. Power tool is better than hit right now,
and he needs considerable refinement at the plate. Athletic,
unique player who could be a very valuable roster piece due to
potential positional flexibility.
SoxProspects Podcast on Mookie Betts Trade (2-10-2020)
State of the System 2020: Catchers (4.15.2020)
Video from Pawtucket (9.16.2020)
Scouting Scratch: Breaking Down the Arizona Fall League