Roman Anthony Salem Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 18
Born: May 13, 2004
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 2C Round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Ole Miss commit)
High School: Stoneman Douglas (FL)
ETA: 2026

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 29, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $2,500,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2026
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
   
Pro Debut: August 9, 2022 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @roman_anthony13
Instagram: @romannanthony

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, projectable frame. Looks the part. Has the frame to support added muscle as he physically matures.

Hit: Starts open with his hands high. Uses an abbreviated leg kick that he gets down early. Good separation in his swing. Smooth uppercut bat path with a two-hand finish. Good bat speed, makes very hard contact. Utilizes his lower half efficiently and really rotates through the hips. Pitch recognition and ability to hit velocity are question marks right now. In the early stages of developing an approach.

Power: Plus-to-better raw power. Very impressive raw power. Has a swing designed to drive the ball with loft and backspin and has shown the ability to hit the ball 400-plus feet. Plus power potential.

Run: Average speed. Likely to lose speed as he physically matures.

Defense: Red Sox believe he can stick in center field long-term, but others believe he ends up in a corner. Does not project as a standout defender in either location. Average defensive profile.
  Arm: Average arm strength

Career Notes: Attended the same high school as Anthony Rizzo, Jesus Lazardo and Coby Mayo. Committed to Ole Miss. Named Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior and won back-to-back state titles to end his high school career.

Summation: Very intriguing power prospect with the ceiling of an everyday outfielder. How his hit tool develops will determine how much of his power potential actualizes. Power is a carrying tool and is very impressive for his age. Should develop into a solid defender also, but what he does at the plate will be his calling card.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

Links
Red Sox select Roman Anthony with second-round compensation pick (7.17.22)
 
   
     
    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
2022 Stoneman Douglas HS HS --- 18 32 100 36 52 14 1 10 40 98 21 15 21 1 0.520 0.589 0.980 1.569
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 10 35 5 15 2 0 0 7 17 4 4 1 0 0.429 0.475 0.486 0.961
  2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 18 10 37 2 7 2 0 0 5 9 5 4 0 0 0.189 0.279 0.243 0.522
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 19     stats                            
   
     
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  2021 All-American Classic Selection
Florida Complex League Player of the Week (Aug. 15-21, 2022)
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