Chad De La Guerra Worcester Red Sox Infield

       
 
Age: 29
Born: November 24, 1992
Birthplace: Santa Maria, CA
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 17th round, 2015 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Grand Canyon
High School: Pioneer Valley (CA)
   

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Chad De La Guerra photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: deh la GEH-ra
First Pro Contract: June 17, 2015 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Vaughn Williams
Signing Bonus: $5,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: June 20, 2015 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): Minor League Free Agent
   
Twitter: @CJDeLaGuerra
Instagram: -

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average frame with minimal projection. Looks his listed 5-foot-11, 190 pounds.

Hit: Left-handed hitter, starts vertical with his hands high. Simple mechanics, leg lift and then short, compact swing. Direct to the ball. Advanced knowledge of the strike zone, solid contact skills. All fields approach, confident attacking fastballs. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Not a major part of his game. Below-average raw power. Doesn’t project to add much more power. Potential to hit 10 home runs a year and 20+ doubles if given enough at bats in his peak.

Run: Below-average speed, not a major part of his game, but does have solid base running instincts.

Field: Makes the routine plays. On the stiff side and has a tendency to field the ball vertically. Average range, more comfortable going to the glove side than to his back hand. Tendency to let the ball get deep rather than attacking an early hop. Potential average defender.

Arm: Average arm strength. Plenty for second base and passable on the left side of the infield in short stints.
  Career Notes: Late round, low bonus draft pick. Has shown the ability to make contact at every level. Invited to Fall Instructs in 2015. Struggled mightility against forst exposure to Triple-A in 2018, ended up getting demoted down to Double-A later in the season. Non-roster invitee to major league camp in 2019. Solid showing in Triple-A in 2019 despite missing time with wrist and knee sprains. NRI to major league spring training in 2020. Not invited to the Alternate Training Site in 2020. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site.

Summation: Projects as a potential emergency call up utility player at the major league level. Ceiling of a mainstay back-end-of-the-roster utility bench player. Floor of a solid organizational player. Could play passable defense at all infield positions and most likely the corner outfield if necessary. Bat is on the light side, but projects to hit for enough average with on-base skills to make up for lack of over the fence power. Strong instincts and work ethic, gets the most out of his ability and has made steady improvement since he signed.

Links
Scouting Scratch (7.31.17)
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)

 
   
     
    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
2014 Grand Canyon NCAA Coll --- 21 53 209 45 78 12 4 6 49 116 21 23 16 0 0.373 0.433 0.555 0.988
  2015 Grand Canyon NCAA Coll --- 22 52 215 49 74 8 1 11 51 117 17 31 7 2 0.344 0.401 0.544 0.945
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 58 223 28 59 14 3 2 29 85 21 46 4 3 0.265 0.321 0.381 0.702
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 66 240 40 60 8 4 1 20 79 31 57 7 2 0.250 0.341 0.329 0.670
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 24 58 218 47 64 16 3 5 36 101 25 40 5 2 0.294 0.368 0.463 0.832
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 24 52 196 34 53 15 0 4 23 80 23 48 2 1 0.270 0.353 0.408 0.761
  2017 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 24 13 51 7 13 1 1 2 8 22 4 13 0 0 0.255 0.309 0.431 0.740
2018 Portland East AA Bos 25 80 316 51 84 13 2 15 54 146 32 96 4 1 0.266 0.343 0.462 0.805
2018 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 22 73 6 10 2 0 1 4 15 1 21 2 0 0.137 0.158 0.205 0.363
  2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 61 226 35 65 16 1 13 37 122 24 64 1 2 0.288 0.361 0.540 0.901
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 27 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Worcester TAE AAA Bos 28 49 152 22 30 11 1 3 13 52 23 57 0 0.197 0.311 0.342 0.653
   
     
    2022 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 TBD --- --- --- 29     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2015 NY-Penn League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (May 2017)
2017 Carolina League All-Star
  2017 SoxProspects.com All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 3-9, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 24-30, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (June 2019)
2019 SoxProspects.com All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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