Ben Moore Salem Red Sox |  Catcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: September 22, 1992
Cullman, AL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 8th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
College: Alabama
High School: Cullman HS (AL)

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Physical Description: Solid, athletic build. Transitioning physically from a outfielder’s build to that of a catcher.

Hit: Smooth, short, simple swing. Starts with a slight open stance standing straight up. Solid bat speed. All fields approach. Makes a lot of hard contact. Understands the strike zone and has an advanced approach. Potential solid-average hit tool.

Power: Below-average power potential. Won’t be a major part of his game, but could hit a handful of home runs. Swing more tailored for gap power.

Arm: Below-average arm strength. Had trouble transitioning from glove to throwing hand and with throwing accuracy when scouted during spring training 2015. Popped 2.12 seconds on only stolen base attempt witnessed in game action.

Field: Work in progress. Very rough defensively, especially with his footwork and blocking balls in the dirt.

Run: Average speed prior to knee injury. To be seen if and how it is impacted once he gets comfortable after his return. 

Career Notes: Played outfield exclusively late in his career at Alabama, but returned to catching upon entering pro ball. Tore his knee up ending his 2015 season after only 24 games. Missed most of the 2015 season with a knee injury that required surgery.

Summation: Projects as a bat-first catcher with at-best average defensive skills. Needs to significantly improve behind the plate, but he hasn’t had the consistent in-game reps necessary to show whether or not he will be able to do so because of his 2015 injury. Bat could play in a backup role at other positions, but would be most valuable at catcher. Relative to his age and college experience, a lot of development still required.

 
   
  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
  2012 Alabama NCAA Coll --- 19 55 199 33 68 10 1 2 31 86 20 26 10 2 0.342 0.412 0.432 0.844
  2013 Alabama NCAA Coll --- 20 63 243 40 68 13 4 4 41 101 25 29 16 3 0.280 0.351 0.416 0.767
  2014 Alabama NCAA Coll --- 21 61 239 45 73 13 1 9 39 115 18 16 8 2 0.305 0.367 0.481 0.848
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk --- 21 28 80 20 23 4 1 0 16 29 12 12 1 0 0.288 0.408 0.363 0.771
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 24 94 16 30 8 1 0 9 40 5 13 3 0 0.319 0.356 0.426 0.782
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 23     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 24, 2014 by Danny Watkins
Signing Bonus: $152,700
MiLB Debut: June 30, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
MLB Service Time (through 2015):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2016): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2012 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2015 South Atlantic League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 18-25, 2016)

 

  

 
 

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