Robinson Leyer Pawtucket Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 27
Born: March 13, 1993
Birthplace: El Seibo, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (June 2019)
College: -
High School: -
   

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Robinson Leyer photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: Layer
First Pro Contract: November 6, 2011 (CWS)
Signing Scouts: Rafael Santana & Miguel Peguero
Signing Bonus: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
   
Pro Debut: June 4, 2012 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: August 31, 2020 (BOS)
Service Time (1/21): 53 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @robinsonleyer

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Wirey-strong, athletic frame.

Mechanics: High-effort mechanics from a 3/4 arm slot. Hitchy, off-balanced delivery lacks consistent release point. Looks away from the plate at release.

Fastball: Live arm, fastball sits 97-99 mph with some armside run. Poor command, below-average control. Induces weak contact.

Slider: Mid-80s, flashes plus. Inconsistent.
  Changeup: Below-average 84-85 mph split changeup. Changeup gets good separation from his fastball, but lacks location.

Career Notes: Brother Euclides pitched in the White Sox system. Pitched at the Alternate Training Site for most of 2020 before being called up to make his MLB debut on August 31.

Summation: Projects as upper minors depth unless he significantly improves control and command, whcih could require mechanical tweaks.

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State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2012 DSL White Sox DSL Rk CWS 19 1 4 0.200 3.12 13 13 0 52.0 62 35 18 0 17 31 1.52 1.82 5.37
  2013 Bristol App Rk CWS 20 2 7 0.222 6.35 13 13 0 56.2 74 45 40 5 30 38 1.84 1.27 6.04
  2014 Kannapolis SAL A CWS 21 5 9 0.357 3.81 25 25 0 134.2 144 73 57 9 43 86 1.39 2.00 5.75
  2015 Winston-Salem Caro A+ CWS 22 3 6 0.333 4.30 16 16 0 83.2 79 47 40 7 26 64 1.25 2.46 6.88
  2015 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 22 3 1 0.750 4.93 12 6 0 38.0 42 26 21 3 17 30 1.54 1.76 7.04
  2015 Glendale AFL Fall CWS 22 0 1 0.000 3.00 9 0 0 9.0 13 4 3 1 3 7 1.78 2.33 7.00
  2016 Winston-Salem Caro A+ CWS 23 3 4 0.429 4.21 13 10 0 51.0 57 27 24 4 29 42 1.68 1.45 7.36
  2016 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 23 1 2 0.333 5.79 24 0 0 32.2 40 23 21 1 20 33 1.84 1.65 9.09
  2017 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 24 2 4 0.333 3.55 38 0 4 58.0 49 29 23 2 33 62 1.41 1.88 9.57
  2017 Caracas LVBP Wint --- 24 0 0 --- 3.00 6 0 0 9.0 7 3 3 1 5 5 1.33 1.00 5.00
  2018 Pensacola Sou AA Cin 25 6 3 0.667 2.59 42 0 2 59.0 43 19 17 4 28 65 1.20 2.32 9.92
  2018 Licey LIDOM Wint ---  25 1 0 1.000 2.70 8 0 0 6.2 7 2 2 2 2 2 1.35 1.00 2.70
  2019 Tacoma PCL AAA Sea 26 1 1 0.500 4.58 13 0 0 19.2 20 11 10 3 11 27 1.58 2.45 12.36
  2019 Arkansas Tex AA Sea 26 1 0 1.000 8.71 9 0 1 10.0 19 11 10 0 7 11 2.52 1.57 9.58
  2019 Lowellwell  NYPL A- Bos 26 0 1 0.000 18.00 3 0 0 3.0 4 6 6 0 2 3 2.0 1.50 9.00
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 26 0 1 0.000 2.66 15 1 0 23.2 13 8 7 0 17 30 1.27 1.76 11.41
  2019 Hermosillo LMP Wint --- 26 1 0 1.000 2.45 14 0 0 14.2 10 4 4 0 7 22 1.16 3.14 13.50
  2020 Boston Red Sox IL MLB Bos 27 0 0 --- 21.21 6 1 0 4.2 12 11 11 3 8 9 4.29 1.13 17.36
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 TBD       28     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (July 7-13, 2015)
2015 Arizona Fall League Rising Star
2018 Southern League All-Star
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