Josh Rutledge Boston Red Sox  |  Infield

     
 

Age: 28
Born: April 21, 1989
Birmingham, AL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2010 by Colorado
How Acquired: Selected from Colorado in the Rule 5 Draft (Dec. 2016)
College: Alabama
High School: Cullman HS (AL)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Utility infielder with decent speed.  Limited power at the plate. Below-average defensively, limited primarily to second base. High school teammate of former Red Sox first-rounder Caleb Clay.
 

 
   
  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
  2010 Tri-City Norw A- Col 21 11 39 6 5 0 0 0 4 5 4 10 1 0 0.128 0.227 0.128 0.355
  2011 Modesto Cal A+ Col 22 113 460 91 160 33 9 9 71 238 41 91 16 3 0.348 0.414 0.517 0.931
  2012 Tulsa Tex AA Col 23 87 356 57 109 27 3 13 35 181 14 69 14 4 0.306 0.338 0.508 0.846
  2012 Colorado NL MLB Col 23 73 277 37 76 20 5 8 37 130 9 54 7 0 0.274 0.306 0.469 0.775
  2013 Colorado Springs PCL AAA Col 24 38 143 24 53 17 1 4 24 84 12 21 1 2 0.371 0.444 0.587 1.032
  2013 Colorado NL MLB Col 24 88 285 45 67 6 1 7 19 96 22 62 12 0 0.235 0.294 0.337 0.630
  2014 Colorado Springs PCL AAA Col 25 15 54 7 18 3 0 1 5 24 7 12 3 3 0.333 0.413 0.444 0.857
  2014 Colorado NL MLB Col 25 105 309 44 83 16 7 4 33 125 20 83 2 3 0.269 0.323 0.405 0.728
  2015 AZL Angels Arz Rk LAA 26 3 12 6 7 2 1 1 2 14 2 0 1 0 0.583 0.643 1.167 1.810
  2015 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 26 78 310 45 85 19 3 5 32 125 19 67 2 1 0.274 0.323 0.403 0.727
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 39 74 11 21 1 0 1 10 25 5 26 0 0 0.284 0.333 0.338 0.671
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 5 19 3 6 2 0 0 0 8 1 4 1 0 0.316 0.350 0.421 0.771
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 28 49 9 13 6 0 0 3 19 6 19 2 0 0.265 0.354 0.388 0.733
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 28     stats                            
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28     stats                            
  2017 Boston AL MLB Bos 28     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2010 (Colorado)
Signing Bonus: $295,000
MiLB Debut: June 30, 2010 (Tri-City)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
July 13, 2012 (Colorado)
MLB Service Time (through 2016): 3 years, 90 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (2015, 2014, 2013)
Contract (2017): $600,000
Trade Restrictions
: Rule 5 Draftee
  Awards
2011 California League Post-Season All-Star
2012 Texas League Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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