Jeremy Wu-Yelland Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: June 24, 1999
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 4th round, 2020 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Hawaii
High School: Central Valley (WA)
   

Photo © Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive
Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 15, 2020 (BOS)
Signing Scout: JJ Altobelli
Signing Bonus: $200,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2023
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: May 5, 2021 (Salem)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @jeremyelland
Instagram: @jeremywuyelland

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average frame with minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. High leg kick. Swings arm behind before coming forward. Has effort in his delivery.

Fastball: 92-96 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Will start games at the high end of that band before settling in at 91-94 mph. Shows late movement at times. Explosive. Needs to make major strides with command and control. Potential for below-average command and control in the future. Potential plus fastball with improved command and control.

Slider: 81-85 mph. Hard, late break at its best, with depth and tight rotation when he snaps it off. Can get sweepy with more of a 10-to-4 shape at lower velocities. Posts high spin rates. Potential above-average slider.

Changeup: 81-83 mph. Pitch can be effective against righties when he throws it well.
  Career Notes: Mostly pitched out of the bullpen in college, but has been developed as a starter thus far. Excelled in the Cape Cod League during summer 2019, putting up a 3.16 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 26 innings. Participated in 2020 Fall Instructional League. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up. Did not pitch in 2022 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on April 27.

Summation: Potential middle reliever. Ceiling of a late-inning reliever. Fastball/slider combination could make him a very effective reliever, especially if stuff plays up in short bursts, but success will likely be determined by how his command and control develop. Has shown ability to miss bats with both of his primary pitches, but walk rate must come down. Fits the profile of a typical Red Sox target with arm strength and high spin rates on his breaking ball. Will be given the chance to start, but will need to show significant development with third pitch as well as command/control in order to have a chance to remain in that role. Bullpen remains an intriguing fallback option given how his velocity may play up in short outings.

Links
Red Sox select Jeremy Wu-Yelland with fourth-round pick (6.11.2020)
Scout Chatter (11.24.2020)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2018 Hawaii RB Warriors NCAA Coll -- 19 1 3 6.14 17 1 0 29.1 22 23 20 3 6 18 32 1.26 9.82 5.52
  2019 Hawaii RB Warriors NCAA Coll -- 20 2 4 4.86 17 7 1 46.1 43 27 25 1 5 32 44 1.62 8.55 6.22
  2020 Hawaii RB Warriors NCAA Coll --- 21 1 1 0.69 7 0 2 13.0 10 1 1 0 3 5 16 1.15 11.08 3.46
2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 22 1 3 4.03 20 20 0 67.0 50 33 30 4 5 36 77 1.28 10.30 4.80
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 22 1 1 3.00 3 3 0 9.0 6 3 3 1 2 6 13 1.33 13.00 6.00
  2022 DNP - Injured --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2024 TBD --- --- Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
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