Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox  |  Shortstop-Third Base

     
 













Bogaerts Video

Age: 22
Born: October 1, 1992
San Nicolaas, Aruba
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (August 2009)
ETA: Late 2013

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
The Book: Xander Bogaerts (10.8.10)
2011 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 7.27.11

ESPN Boston: Bogaerts opening eyes (2.7.12)
2012 Prospect Preview

The Book: Xander Bogaerts (6.12.12)
At 19, Bogaerts on the move (8.9.12)
Bogaerts searching for timing at plate after WBC (3.21.13)
Bogaerts finding rhythm in Portland (5.30.13)
Scouting Scratch: Bogaerts and Almanzar (6.12.13)
Bogaerts captivates audience in Triple-A debut

Scouting Report: Athletic, filled-out frame with potential for more physical development. High baseball IQ with impressive maturity. Smooth, fluid swing that generates lift. Elite batspeed. Strong and explosive hands with good separation during stride. Stays balanced. Creates solid post-contact extension. Shows the ability to drive the ball to all fields with backspin and carry. Ball jumps off bat. Improving using hands during swing to stay inside the baseball.  Shows strong fluidity going with pitches the other way for being age-advanced. Plus-to-better power ceiling. Potential 30 home run bat. Developing the makings of a solid plate approach. Pitch recognition improving, especially against off-speed offerings.  Overall, a potential plus hitter at the big league level. Plus arm.  Solid-average range, but may lose footspeed as he gets bigger.  Needs to slow the game down defensively and resist the feeling to rush plays. Inconsistent with footwork and staying down on the ball.  Choppy at times with his movements and reactions. Improvements in the field and physical development should allow Bogaerts to stick at shortstop for the outset of his big league career. If he needs to move off the position, has the tools to play either third base or left field. Highly coachable and displays strong work ethic. MVP ceiling.

Links (cont.) (6.15.13)
Bogaerts continues to impress in Pawtucket (7.12.13)
Scouting Scratch: Xander Bogaerts, Alex Hassan, Dan Butler (8.8.13)
Xander Bogaerts: Top prospect, shortstop, and bunter? (8.14.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
2014 Graduates Season in Review

 
   
  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
  2010 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 63 239 39 75 7 5 3 42 101 30 37 4 5 0.314 0.396 0.423 0.819
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 18 72 265 38 69 14 2 16 45 135 25 71 1 3 0.260 0.324 0.509 0.834
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 19 104 384 59 116 27 3 15 64 194 43 85 4 4 0.302 0.378 0.505 0.883
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 19 23 92 12 30 10 0 5 17 55 1 21 1 1 0.326 0.351 0.598 0.948
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 20 56 219 40 68 12 6 6 35 110 35 51 5 1 0.311 0.407 0.502 0.909
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 20 60 225 32 64 11 0 9 32 102 28 44 2 2 0.284 0.369 0.453 0.822
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 20 18 44 7 11 2 0 1 5 16 5 13 1 0 0.250 0.320 0.364 0.684
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 21 144 538 60 129 28 1 12 46 195 37 138 2 3 0.240 0.297 0.362 0.660
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Zander Boe-garts
First Pro Contract: August 23, 2009 by Mike Lord (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $510,000
MiLB Debut: June 6, 2010 (DSL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: August 19, 2013 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
August 20, 2013 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
1 year, 42 days
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): ~League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2010 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2010 Red Sox ML Latin Program Player of the Year
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2011)
2012 Carolina League All-Star
2012 Futures Game All-Star
Carolina League Player of the Week (July 30 - August 5, 2012)
2012 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
2012 Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year
2013 Futures Game All-Star
USA Today 2013 Minor League Player of the Year
Baseball America 2013 First-Team Minor League All-Star - SS
SoxProspects.com Awards
2010 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SS
2011 SoxProspects.com Breakout Player of the Year
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 4-10, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 30 - August 5, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (August 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SS
2012 SoxProspects.com Offensive Player of the Year
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 27-June 2, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SS

 

  

 
 

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