Chandler Shepherd Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 26
Born: August 25, 1992
Louisa, KY
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 13th round, 2014 ;
41st round, 2011 by Chicago (AL)
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kentucky
High School: Lawrence County HS (KY)

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Physical Description: Solid pitcher’s frame with minimal remaining projection. Good athlete.

Mechanics: High three-quarters arm slot. Arm action works. Loose arm. Simple delivery, but struggles to repeat it at times.

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Has topped out at 95 mph when used in short bursts in a bullpen role. On the straight side with average life. Hittable when up in the zone. Can locate to both sides of the plate. Advanced control, average command of offering. Potential average offering.

Cutter: 86-89 mph. Short, sharp horizontal break. Feel for pitch. Potential average offering.

Curveball: 80-82 mph. Two-plane, power curveball. Shows depth and can bury down in the zone to miss bats. Potential fringe-average offering.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Pitch bottoms out to the glove side, but is on the firm side. Uses sparingly, will show drop on occasion. Below-average potential.

Career Notes:
Came into 2014 as a potential top-100 draft pick following an excellent showing in the Cape Cod League in 2013. Began that season as a starter, but he suffered a forearm laceration on his pitching arm which caused him to miss three weeks and forced him back to the bullpen. Had Tommy John surgery after sophomore year of high school.

Summation: Profiles as an emergency up and down starter with a ceiling of a fringe number five starter. Average three pitch mix, but lacks an above-average offering. In a bullpen role, profiled as a middle reliever due to his lack of a plus secondary offering. Will pound the strike zone with his fastball and can miss bats with cutter.

 
   
  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
  2012 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 19 3 1 0.750 3.83 18 9 1 56.3 60 28 24 2 16 33 1.35 2.06 5.27
  2013 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 20 5 0 1.000 2.77 26 1 0 55.3 50 22 17 3 17 39 1.21 2.29 6.34
  2014 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 21 5 5 0.500 3.66 16 9 1 76.3 86 44 31 3 24 56 1.44 2.33 6.60
  2014 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 4 3 0.571 4.05 16 1   33.3 33 18 15 3 8 35 1.23 4.38 9.45
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 3 0 1.000 1.23 7 0 1 14.7 16 5 2 1 3 16 1.30 5.33 9.82
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 0 2 0.000 3.61 28 0 6 52.3 48 23 21 1 7 46 1.05 6.57 7.91
  2015 Scottsdale AFL Fall Bos 22 1 1 0.500 3.97 9 0 1 11.3 5 5 5 2 6 16 0.97 2.67 12.71
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 23 1 1 0.500 1.80 22 0 6 30.0 14 8 6 3 10 39 0.80 3.90 11.70
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 1 2 0.333 3.71 18 1 1 34.0 28 14 14 3 8 23 1.06 2.88 6.09
  2016 Escogido LIDOM Wint --- 23 0 1 0.000 1.42 6 0 1 6.3 4 2 1 0 0 6 0.63 inf 8.53
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 5 0.167 4.07 34 1 2 59.2 59 31 27 5 18 68 1.29 3.78 10.26
  2017 Hermosillo LMP Wint ---  24 3 2 0.600 4.09 7 7 0 33.0 32 16 15 2 9 31 1.24 3.44 8.45
  2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 7 10 0.412 3.89 25 25 0 129.7 142 66 56 13 34 107 1.36 3.15 7.43
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 13, 2014 by John Pyle
Signing Bonus: $90,000
MiLB Debut: June 24, 2014 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2017 (Boston)
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 2 (2018)
Contract (2019): ~League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2012 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year
2012 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star
2013 Cape Cod League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month (August 2015)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 28 - June 3, 2018)

 

  

 
 

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