Jordan Weems Salem Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: November 7, 1992
Columbus, GA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Columbus (GA)

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Weems eager for his first season (3.19.12)
Scouting Scratch (9.27.16)

Physical Description: Athletic, projectable pitcher’s frame. Looks listed height and weight.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with no windup. Short arm action. Some effort in delivery including a head whack. Quick, live arm.

Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. On the straight side. Command has a ways to go. Still working on gaining a feel for the pitch. Plus velocity, but pitch could play down due to lack of movement.

Curveball: 72-75 mph. True overhand 12-to-6 breaker. Long break and depth when he snaps it off. Inconsistent release, doesn’t always finish offering. Potential average pitch.

Changeup: 81-83 mph. Lacks feel. Slows delivery. On the straight side. On occasion will show fade down and way from left-handed hitters. Work in progress, below average potential.

Career Notes: Converted to pitching in May 2016. Drafted as a catcher, struggled at the plate throughout his pro career, save for a short stint with Salem at the end of 2014 likely driven by an unsustainable average on balls in play. Moved to first base to start 2016, but still struggled at the plate. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. (Also participated in 2011 and 2012 as a catcher.)

Summation:
As a recent convert, Weems is raw and will need to make major strides to project as anything more than an organizational arm. He has a good frame and strong arm, but is more a thrower than a pitcher at this point. Showing the early makings of a three-pitch mix, but needs to needs to improve consistency with all three offerings. In the early stages of developing command of his pitches. Curveball has shown more promise than changeup at this point and could develop into a decent compliment to his fastball.

(Pre-conversion Scouting Report
: Lean, lanky build. Smooth, compact swing, but presently hits with a lot of upper body. Solid-average power projection. Brings head of the bat quickly through zone. Needs improvement creating plate coverage with his swing. Tends to open hips early to pull off the ball. Moves well laterally on defense, with quick reactions and solid body control. Average arm. Moved off of catcher to first base during the 2016 season.)

 
   
  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 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 23 1 0 1.000 1.06 8 0 0 17.0 6 2 2 0 4 10 0.59 2.50 5.29
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 23 2 0 1.000 6.32 11 0 1 15.2 19 12 11 2 8 20 1.72 2.50 11.49
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 24 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 --- 0.00
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 24 0 0 --- 0.93 4 0 0 9.2 6 1 1 0 3 10 0.93 3.33 9.31
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 24 6 2 0.750 4.93 19 1 1 42.0 38 28 23 5 22 36 1.43 1.64 7.71
   
  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
  2011 Columbus HS HS --- 18 39 --- --- --- --- --- 6 36 --- --- --- --- --- 0.443 0.534 0.738 1.272
  2011 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 14 44 4 8 2 0 0 8 10 7 16 0 0 0.182 0.308 0.227 0.535
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 86 298 33 60 11 0 0 29 71 44 87 4 1 0.201 0.308 0.238 0.546
  2013 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 61 201 15 41 8 0 0 13 49 25 60 2 1 0.204 0.301 0.244 0.545
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 50 163 16 27 4 2 0 9 35 25 68  6 0 0.166 0.283 0.215 0.497
  2014 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 24 82 13 27 4 0 1 6 34 9 24 2 0 0.329 0.409 0.415 0.823
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 31 105 12 27 6 0 1 7 36 12 26 2 1 0.257 0.333 0.343 0.676
  2015 Portland East AA Bos 22 17 67 8 15 5 1 1 8 25 4 16 1 0 0.224 0.268 0.373 0.641
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 23 22 67 4 8 1 0 0 1 9 11 24 0 0 0.119 0.241 0.134 0.375
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
July 26, 2011 by Tim Hyers
Signing Bonus: $500,000
MiLB Debut: August 3, 2011 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2016):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB Contract
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