Carlos Tovar Greenville Drive  Shortstop

     
 

Age: 21
Born: August 20, 1995
Maturin, VZ
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2013)

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Physical Description: Average frame with some projection remaining. Needs to add strength. Average athlete.

Hit: Open, vertical stance. Starts with hands high and loops bat, bringing hands down then back up pre-pitch. Uses a toe-tap timing device. Bat takes time to get in the hitting zone. Fringe-average bat speed. Solid bat control, but aggressive approach. Lot of swing-and-miss, struggles to recognize spin. Often caught out on front side against off-speed pitches. Struggles with velocity, especially up in the zone. Bat will be tested by more advanced pitching.

Power: Not a major part of his game. Well below-average raw power. Projects for gap power. Might run into a few home runs a year.

Arm: Average arm. Has some trouble making the throw from deep shortstop, but passable there.

Field: Has played primarily second base and shortstop since he signed. Fringe defender at shortstop. Footwork can get sloppy, doesn’t always stay down. Average range, hands work. Defensive tools better suited for second base than shortstop. Could be an average defender at second base.

Run: Average speed.

Summation: Will have to show significant progress to get out of the low minors. No tool projects as better than average, unlikely to stick at shortstop long-term. Could be a solid depth player in the low minors, but will be tested both offensively and defensively if he reaches the high minors.

 
   
  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
  2014 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 65 245 46 59 10 3 2 22 81 36 44 11 4 0.241 0.352 0.331 0.682
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 18 60 7 15 3 0 0 5 18 3 16 5 1 0.250 0.281 0.300 0.581
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 4 9 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 0.222 0.273 0.222 0.495
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 58 209 28 60 14 2 2 28 84 11 42 1 3 0.287 0.329 0.402 0.731
  2015 Anzoategui LVBP Wint Bos 20 17 49 5 10 1 0 1 4 14 0 11 0 1 0.204 0.220 0.286 0.506
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 21     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 20, 2013 by Eddie Romero, Jr.
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: May 31, 2014 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible:
December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
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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