Luis Exposito Catcher

     
 

Born: January 20, 1987
Miami, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 31st round, 2005
How Acquired: Draft
College: St. Petersburg
High School: Champagnat Catholic (FL)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
David Laurila Q&A with Luis Exposito
2009 Prospect Preview
2010 Prospect Preview
The Ladder 5.12.2010
2011 Prospect Preview
ESPNBoston - Exposito getting up to speed

Claimed off waivers by Baltimore (April 2012)
 

Scouting Report: Catcher out of Florida with a strong, broad frame. Has the potential to be an everyday catcher at the major league level, but still needs a lot of fine-tuning. Offensively, he's relaxed at the plate without much action before the pitch comes at him. He's got a long follow through and a swing that generates a lot of lift on the ball. Makes solid contact. Doesn't strike out too much, but can struggle with breaking pitches. Above-average present power with the ability to add even more pop as he develops. Plate discipline is subpar - he swings at a lot of bad pitches. He also has a long swing, and shortening it up will be key to success at higher levels. Below-average speed. Behind the plate, Exposito has quality catcher's tools, including a strong arm and good instincts. However, he could use some improvement with his game-calling ability and his throwing accuracy. He also has shown below-average ball-blocking skills, and some scouts have noted that he needs to put in a lot more effort in that area. Very personable - a popular teammate, as he speaks English and Spanish very well. He was suspended for much of the 2007 season for disciplinary reasons, but by all accounts he has turned that around and has been a model citizen and teammate ever since. Exposito was selected as a draft-and-follow in the 2005 draft, and improved his stock by being named All-Conference, All-State, and All-Region for St. Petersburg in 2006. The Sox signed him following his JuCo season just prior to the 2006 draft. According to Peter Gammons, one scouting director indicated after the 2006 draft that Exposito would have been one of the top few catchers selected in that draft had the Red Sox not signed him a month prior.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2006 St. Petersburg NJCAA JuCo --- 19 41 160   56 9 3 5   66         0.350   0.412  
  2006 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 57 208 18 52 13 0 1 23 68 13 44 1 1 0.250 0.301 0.327 0.628
  2007 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 9 30 3 7 0 0 0 2 7 2 5 0 0 0.233 0.281 0.233 0.515
2008 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 49 191 34 54 8 1 11 31 97 12 42 1 1 0.283 0.328 0.508 0.836
2008 Lancaster Cal A Bos 21 55 226 31 68 13 2 10 37 115 9 47 0 1 0.301 0.331 0.509 0.839
2009 Salem Car A Bos 22 76 288 28 79 24 1 6 45 123 23 49 3 1 0.274 0.332 0.427 0.759
2009 Portland East AA Bos 22 23 92 14 31 5 0 3 12 45 4 27 1 2 0.337 0.371 0.489 0.860
2009 Mesa AFL Fall Bos 22 14 51 7 16 3 0 1 4 22 4 7 0 0 0.314 0.364 0.431 0.795
2010 Portland East AA Bos 23 125 473 65 123 39 1 11 94 197 55 92 1 2 0.260 0.339 0.416 0.756
2010 Aguilas DWL Wint Bos 23 17 46 8 6 3 0 1 5 12 15 19 1 0 0.130 0.385 0.261 0.645
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 89 330 33 80 17 0 8 36 121 26 79 0 2 0.242 0.298 0.367 0.665
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 58 215 27 57 13 1 6 24 90 19 37 0 2 0.265 0.323 0.419 0.742
  2012 GCL Orioles GCL Rk Bal 25 5 17 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.235 0.235 0.235 0.471
  2012 Norfolk IL AAA Bal 25 55 205 26 55 11 1 6 23 86 18 35 0 2 0.268 0.326 0.420 0.745
  2012 Baltimore AL MLB Bal 25 9 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0.056 0.190 0.056 0.246
  2013 Norfolk IL AA Bal 26 64 205 23 46 13 0 4 23 71 17 50 0 0 0.224 0.279 0.346 0.625
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
May 24, 2006 by Jon Lukens
Signing Bonus: $150,000
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2006 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: DFA
MLB Debut:
May 4, 2012 (BAL)
     
  Awards
2006 NYPL All-Star
2008 South Atlantic League All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
2008 SoxProspects.com All-Star - C
2008 SoxProspects.com Breakout Player
of the Year
2009 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - C
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 29 - July 5, 2009)
2009 SoxProspects.com All-Star - C
2010 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - C
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 26 - August 1, 2010)

 


 
  

 
 

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