Angel Bastardo Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 20 
Born: June 18, 2002
Birthplace: Moron, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2018)
   

Photo © Bryan Green

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First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Lenin Rodriguez & Eddie Romero
Signing Bonus: $35,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 6, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract
   
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Instagram: @bastardop_34

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Medium frame with lots of physical projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Medium leg kick. Starts on the first base side of the rubber, stepping towards the first base dugout to start his delivery. Shorter arm action. Delivery can be inconsistent at times. Needs to work on consistently repeating it.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Shows sink and arm-side run. Below-average control. Potential plus pitch with refined command and control.

Curveball: 83-86 mph. Shape varies. Sometimes will show long, 11-to-5 break, others are more vertical when he properly snaps it off. Inconsistent. Potential average pitch.

Changeup: 84-88 mph. Third pitch. Shows hard, late dive at its best. Inconsistent, but will flash potential. Potential below-average pitch.
  Career Notes: Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Missed two weeks in early May 2022 on the IL with a minor, undisclosed injury. Did not pitch in the final two weeks of the 2022 season, but unclear whether that was due to injury or the organization being comfortable with his season workload and shutting him down to make room for FCL call-ups.

Summation: Intriguing arm who likely profiles best in the bullpen unless third pitch and command/control profile take a step forward. Is still more of a thrower than a pitcher, but flashes a potential three-pitch mix. Needs to refine command and control.

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  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 3 1 3.71 12 12 0 51.0 39 24 21 1 3 12 37 1.00 3.08 6.50
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19 1 3 6.67 10 6 0 29.2 45 29 22 1 0 12 33 1.92 2.75 10.00
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20 3 4 4.50 22 22 0 82.0 82 49 41 4 3 45 85 1.55 9.33 4.94
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 21     stats                            
   
     
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