Austin Glorius Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher


Age: 24
Born: May 10, 1993
Orlando, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Undrafted free agent (August 2015)
College: Valdosta State
High School: Windermere Prep (FL)

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Physical Description: Athletic right-hander with a solid pitcher's frame that has some projection remaining.

Mechanics: Over-the-top arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Some effort in delivery; slight rock back and head jerk. Arm action is on the long side behind with a wrist wrap. Live, quick arm.

Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out in the high-90s. Will show late life and cut when he finishes the pitch, and has shown bat-missing ability. Command and control need refinement; will overthrow at times, leaving the pitch up and out of the zone. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Cutter: High-80s. Will flash late, hard bite at its best.

Changeup: 82-85 mph. Shows late drop and splitter-like action on occasion, but is inconsistent and will float to the plate at times. Tends to slow body and telegraph pitch. Below-average potential. Didnít throw in outings scouted in Spring Training 2017.

Curveball: 78-80 mph. Shows 11-to-5 break and vertical depth when he snaps it off. Didnít throw in outings scouted in 2016.

Career Notes: Didnít start pitching until college. Garnered interest from the Twins, Royals, Tigers, Giants, and Padres before signing with the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent.

Summation: Potential middle reliever if cutter continues to develop and velocity ticks back up. Good pitcherís frame and fastball/slider combination has potential. Needs to refine command and control. Young arm, still developing as a pitcher.

  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
  2015 Valdosta State NCAA Coll --- 22 2 2 0.500 3.74 18 7 0 53.0 39 30 22 5 21 60 1.13 2.86 10.19
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 2 3 0.400 2.70 7 5 0 26.2 21 13 8 3 13 36 1.28 2.77 12.15
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 2 2 0.500 3.20 31 5 0 76.0 63 29 27 3 35 75 1.29 2.14 8.88
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 24     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 3, 2015 by Willie Romay and Stephen Hargett
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: August 5, 2015 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
August 5, 2015 (Lowell)
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
- Awards
2017 Pre-Season All-Star






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