Miguel Bleis Salem Red Sox Outfield

Age: 20 
Born: March 1, 2004
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
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 (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
Instagram: @miguelbleis28

  Scouting Report & Links      
  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 seems to have cut down on it heading into 2024 and now 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 is 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 ahead in the count, is aggressive, hunting fastballs he can hit. Ball makes a different sound when he squares it up. Will go to all fields. Hits the ball extremely hard for someone his age and is already producing major league-quality exit velocities as a teenager. Still has a ways to go in developing his approach and has a wide variance of potential outcomes at the plate, but shows the raw tools to develop a fringe-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 fly. Potential for plus game power at his peak.

Run: Plus speed. Plays faster than he grades out due to his athleticism and agility. Moves effortlessly. 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. Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Scouts praised him as the best position player in the FCL during the 2022 season. Would have received a late promotion to Salem in 2022, but was held back at the complex due to a lower back issue. Entered 2023 as a consensus top 100 prospect in the gmae. Missed time in May and June 2023 with a left shoulder subluxation before undergoing season-ending surgery in June. Participated in the 2023 Fall Performance Program. Prospect stock slid some entering 2024, ranking on some but not all Top 100 lists.

Summation: Potential average regular who adds value in all facets of the game. Ceiling of an all-star and five-tool contributor. Highest-variance prospect in the system with a wide range of potential outcomes. Future was further clouded after he missed most of 2023 with a shoulder injury, but there are scouts who still believe he ranks in the top tier of the system. At his best, will check all the boxes you look for in a prospect his age, and 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, although contact concerns did arise in early 2023 looks.

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    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
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
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 40 153 28 46 14 4 5 27 83 10 45 18 3 0.301 0.353 0.542 0.896
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 19 31 126 18 29 3 3 1 16 41 10 38 11 4 0.230 0.282 0.325 0.607
2024 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 20     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (June 2022)
Florida Complex League Player of the Week (Aug. 1-7, 2022)
2022 Florida Complex League All-Star, OF
  2021 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2022 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (Aug. 1-7, 2022)
2022 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2023 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star 
2024 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star 

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