Pat Light Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 


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Age: 24
Born: March 29, 1991
Colts Neck, NJ
Height: 6-6
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2012;
28th round, 2009 by Minnesota
How Acquired: Draft
College: Monmouth
High School: Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)

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The Book: Pat Light (8.6.12)
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Scouting Scratch: 2012 Draft Picks Edition (3.22.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Scouting Scratch: High minors bullpen arms (5.28.15)

Physical Description: Tall right-hander with long and lean frame. Has body to add weight as he physically matures into his mid-twenties.

Mechanics: High three-quarters arm slot. Works solely from the stretch, from the first base side of the rubber. Quick to the plate. Some effort in his delivery, but decent weight transfer and stride. Creates downhill leverage with delivery.

Fastball: 94-97 mph. Live arm, has reportedly touched 100 mph. Heavy pitch that shows late life and finish down in the zone, but flattens out when elevated. Average control, fringe-average command. Plus-plus potential offering, but could be held back by command profile.

Splitter: 84-87 mph. Threw pitch in college, but had not done so as a professional until 2015. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Pitch shows late tumbling movement. Bottom falls out of the pitch at its best. Generates swings and misses. Potential out pitch at the big league level. Already shows plus-to-better potential.

Slider: 85-87 mph. Had average potential, but graded as below-average. Showed depth and late break off the table. Needed improvement with consistency of keeping arm in slot. Shelved pitch in 2015.

Changeup: 79-81 mph. Was a work in progress. Did not show strong feel for the pitch. Scrapped in 2015.

Career Notes: Moved to the bullpen full-time in 2015. Suffered a torn hamstring in May 2013 that was initially misdiagnosed before all-but-ending his season in June. He returned in late August for a rehab assignment and one game in Greenville.

Summation: Back end of the bullpen, closer potential with improved command and consistency with splitter. Can air it out in the bullpen and rely on fastball/splitter mix. Could stand to reintroduce his breaking ball at some point to keep hitters honest, even if he uses the pitch sparingly.

 
   
  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
  2010 Monmouth NCAA Coll --- 19 2 6 0.250 6.12 11 10 1 57.3 74 47 39 5 19 33 1.62 1.74 5.18
  2011 Monmouth NCAA Coll --- 20 4 5 0.444 4.04 14 13 0 75.7 83 44 34 4 17 61 1.32 3.59 7.26
  2012 Monmouth NCAA Coll --- 21 8 3 0.727 2.40 14 14 0 101.3 84 35 27 3 16 102 0.99 6.38 9.06
  2012 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 0 2 0.000 2.37 12 12 0 30.3 27 9 8 1 5 30 1.05 6.00 8.90
  2013 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 0 0 --- 0.00 3 3 0 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 3 1.00 1.50 4.50
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 1 4 0.200 8.89 10 9 0 28.3 44 33 28 4 14 28 2.05 2.00 8.89
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 2 0 1.000 4.15 3 3 0 17.3 14 9 8 1 4 19 1.10 4.75 9.87
  2014 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 6 6 0.500 4.93 22 22 0 115.0 135 67 63 10 33 57 1.46 1.73 4.46
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 24 1 1 0.500 2.43 21 0 3 29.7 18 11 8 3 11 32 0.98 2.91 9.71
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 15, 2012 by Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $1,000,000
MiLB Debut: July 9, 2012 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2015
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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