Noah Song Military List Pitcher

Age: 23
Born: May 28, 1997
Birthplace: Claremont, CA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Navy
High School: Claremont (CA)
ETA: Mid 2023

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 6, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Reed Gragnani
Signing Bonus: $100,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: July 25, 2019 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: ---
MLB Debut: ---
Service Time (1/20): ---
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): Not signed
Twitter: @NSong91
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  Physical Description: Tall, athletic frame with some projection, especially in his upper body. Looks the part.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot from the first base side. Doesn't use a wind-up and utilizes a medium leg kick. Short arm action. Arm will drag behind delivery at times. Some effort in delivery, but repeats it well. Very quick arm with some deception. Ball jumps out of his hand. Gets good extension and separation between his hip and shoulder. Crossfire action in delivery provides deception.

Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out at 99 mph. Strong command profile. Throws a lot of quality strikes already. Has shown the ability to spot arm-side as well as up in the zone when he wants to elevate. Pitch shows life and jumps on hitters. Pitch has shown the ability to miss bats. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. 10-to-4 shape. When he gets over it, shows bite and bat-missing potential. Doesn't consistently get over the pitch, getting on the side of it and leaving it flat and up in the zone. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 83-85 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Can pull the string with late fade at its best. Inconsistent at times, feel comes and goes. Threw a fringe-average, show-me changeup in college, but pitch has already shown signs of development early in his pro career. Potential above-average offering.

Curveball: 74-78 mph. Work in progress. Long, 11-to-5 shape. More of a spinner, but has the potential to continue to improve. Fringe-average offering.
  Career Notes: Red Sox drafted and signed Song with the knowledge he may have to miss two seasons at flight school as part of his commitment to the Navy, knowing he was a day-one talent but for his service commitment. Applied for a waiver of his service commitment in fall 2019 to move to the reserves in order to continue his baseball career, but after several months in limbo, he altered his request in April 2020, requesting to begin flight school. Was ultimately ordered to report to flight school in June 2020. Eligible to return to baseball as early as May 2021, but likely will miss all of 2020 and at least most, if not all, of 2021. Participated in 2019 Fall Instructional League. Pitched in relief for Team USA in the 2019 Premier12 Tournament and was considered by some to be the most impressive pitcher on a talented squad.

Summation: Has the potential to develop into a number three or four starter. Canceled 2020 minor league season, plus clarity with regards to his situation with the Navy, give him a better chance of reaching his potential relative to his peers. There is still a non-zero chance he doesn’t return to baseball or returns with diminished stuff having not pitched in so long, and therefore his floor is much lower than that of a typical prospect with his talent. Strong pitchability, already showing the makings of a four-pitch mix, with three showing above-average potential. Outstanding makeup, strong work ethic. Type of person every organization strives to have. If he returns from his Naval service with the same stuff he showed in Lowell in 2019, he could move quickly as long as he can build up his stamina.

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Scouting Report Update (8.12.2020)
    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
2016 Navy NCAA Coll --- 19 9 3 0.750 2.75 17 13 0 75.0 49 26 23 3 23 57 0.96 2.48 6.81
  2017 Navy NCAA Coll --- 20 6 4 0.600 3.67 13 13 0 76.0 69 34 31 3 26 89 1.25 3.42 10.54
  2018 Navy NCAA Coll --- 21 6 5 0.545 1.92 14 14 0 89.0 55 26 19 3 41 121 1.08 2.95 12.24
2019 Navy NCAA Coll --- 22 11 1 0.917 1.44 14 14 0 94.0 55 15 15 2 31 161 0.92 5.19 15.41
2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 0 0 --- 1.06 7 7 0 17.0 10 2 2 0 5 19 0.88 3.80 10.06
2019 Team USA --- --- --- 22 0 0 ---  0.00 5 0 0 5.1 1 0 0 0 2 6 0.56 3.00 10.13
    2020 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
2020 - - - - 23     stats                            
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  2019 NCAA Golden Spikes Award Finalist
2019 NCAA First-Team All-American

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