Matt McLean GCL Red Sox  |  Outfield

     
 

Age: 24
Born: September 15, 1993
Plano, TX
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2016
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas-Arlington
High School: Plano (TX)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Undersized, athletic. Small frame, minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Starts vertical and open, closes down on approach. Strong contact skills. Short swing path. All-fields approach, looks to slap the ball and put it in play. Makes a lot of weak contact. Minimal swing-and-miss. Solid on-base skills, understands the strike zone.

Power: No over-the-fence power. Swing is tailored to contact, not driving the ball over the fence. 

Arm: Fringe-average arm strength.

Field: Can play all three outfield positions. Solid instincts and range. Not a stand-out defender, but will make the plays. Projects as a solid-average defender.

Run: Plus speed. Runs out everything to put pressure on the defense.

Summation: Projects as a depth outfielder in the low minors. Defensive versatility will prove useful, but lack of potential at the plate limits upside. Could stick around for a few years in the low minors and get a cup of coffee in a backup role in the high minors. Professional approach, type of player every organization needs.

 
   
  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
  2015 Texas-Arlington NCAA Coll --- 21 56 187 41 63 5 1 0 23 70 40 19 7 2 0.337 0.448 0.374 0.822
  2016 Texas-Arlington NCAA Coll --- 22 58 231 54 71 15 4 0 22 94 36 22 7 4 0.307 0.411 0.407 0.818
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 42 153 22 39 1 4 0 6 48 25 39 6 2 0.255 0.367 0.314 0.681
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 23 3 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 0.222 0.417 0.222 0.639
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 5 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 2 5 1 0 0.188 0.278 0.250 0.528
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 16, 2016 (Bos)
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: June 20, 2016 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2017):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2016 New York-Penn League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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