Miguel Bleis FCL Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 18
Born: March 1, 2004
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2021)
ETA: 2026

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Pronunciation: blais
First Pro Contract: January 15, 2021
Signing Scout: Jonathan Cruz
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: July 27, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall, athletic frame with lots of remaining projection. Looks the part, has the room to add strength without impacting his athleticism.

Hit: Starts slightly open with his hands high. Some pre-pitch hand movement, but consistently ends up in a good hitting position. Utilizes a toe-tap timing device. Good separation in his swing. Quick hands, plus bat speed. Fluid swing. Makes a lot of contact on pitches in the zone and has had no problems with velocity early in his career. Will work counts and has some feel for the strike zone, but still in the early stages of developing his approach. Does expand the zone against quality offspeed pitches, but has shown a willingness to take a walk. When he gets in a good hitter’s count, is aggressive, hunting fastballs he can hit. Ball makes a different sound when he squares it up. Will go to all fields and hits the ball extremely hard for someone his age—already producing major league-quality exit velocities as a teenager. Still has a ways to go in developing his approach, but shows the raw tools to develop an above-average hit tool.

Power: Will show plus raw power in batting practice. As he physically matures, could add even more raw power. Has already shown the ability to impact the baseball in games as well. Hits the ball extremely hard and can drive the ball with backspin. Shows the makings of all-fields power. Batting practice is very impressive when he lets it go. Potential for plus game power at his peak.
  Run: Plus speed. Plays faster than he grades out due to his athleticism and agility. When he moves it is effortless. Covers ground extremely quickly.

Field:
Shows good instincts and reads in center field. Plus range. Takes long strides and glides to the ball. Projects to stick in center field, where he could be a plus defender.

Arm:
Above-average arm strength. Plenty of arm for center field.

Career Notes:
Received the largest bonus in the Red Sox January 2021 international free agent class. Missed the first two weeks of the 2021 season for undisclosed reasons.

Summation:
Potential everyday player who adds significant value in all facets of the game. High-risk prospect with a wide variance of outcomes. Checks all the boxes you look for in a prospect his age. If he reaches his potential, all five tools could grade at least as average. Raw power is his best current tool, but has the potential to hit for average as well. Has the highest upside of any Latin American prospect in the system. Scouts praised him as the best position player they saw in the FCL during the 2022 season.


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  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 36 119 17 30 6 1 4 17 50 12 25 7 4 0.252 0.331 0.420 0.751
   
     
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