Gerson Bautista Greenville Drive  Pitcher

     
 














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Age: 21
Born: May 31, 1995
San Juan de la Maguana, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (April 2013)

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Physical Description: Tall and lanky with a very skinny waist. Long limbs with some room to fill out as he matures, though not as much as you might think given his build. Live arm. 

Mechanics: Throws from an over-the-top arm slot and has a shot put-like arm motion, during which he seems to be almost guiding the ball, especially when he works to the glove side. Works from the middle of the rubber with his hands set at the belt. Delivery is on the stiff side and very mechanical: his body tilts on leg lift, and then his arm comes across his body. Lots of moving parts, head whip. Struggles to find a consistent release point and repeat delivery.

Fastball: 94-97 mph. Have seen him hit 98 mph in 2016, and has reportedly hit 100 mph. Pitch will show sink and arm-side run. Below-average command and control. Potential plus-plus offering with refinement and improvement with command and control.

Slider: 81-83 mph with short, tight, vertical shape. Very inconsistent, flashing anywhere from below-average to above-average.

Changeup: 86-87 mph. On the firm side. Fringe-average potential.

Career Notes: Missed the 2013 season due to a suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. Was a starter in the complex leagues but moved to the bullpen in 2016 in Lowell, serving as the Spinnersí closer.

Summation: Intriguing arm strength, but more of a lottery ticket at this point. Bullpen profile, but needs to physically mature as well as simplify and cleanup delivery. Has raw stuff to profile in a late-inning role, but extremely risky prospect with injury and command profile concerns due to delivery. Long way to go developmentally.

 
   
   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
  2013 DNP - Restricted List --- --- Bos 17 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 2 1 0.667 0.96 12 11 0 56.0 33 14 6 1 21 29 0.96 1.38 4.66
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 3 3 0.500 2.77 12 11 0 52.0 36 18 16 1 27 41 1.21 1.52 7.10
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 0 0 ---  0.87 8 0 5 10.1 5 1 1 0 2 13 0.68 6.50 11.32
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 20     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: April 1, 2013 by Eddie Romero Jr, & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $250,000
MiLB Debut: June 6, 2014 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
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Options Remaining
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Contract (2016): MiLB Contract
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