Brett Netzer Portland Sea Dogs  |  Second Base

     
 

Age: 24
Born: June 4, 1996
Tega Cay, SC
Height: 6-0
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 3rd round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: UNC Charlotte
High School: Fort Mill (SC)

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Physical Description: Average frame, looks listed height and weight. Has some physical projection remaining, especially in his upper body. Will never be overly physical. Average athlete.

Hit: Starts square and vertical with his hands high pre-pitch. Has tweaked swing mechanics to try and lift the ball more. Now utilizes a leg lift, but in the past had a toe tap timing device. Above-average bat speed. On the aggressive side, with swing-and-miss in his game. Tracks the ball well and has shown average pitch recognition. Has shown the makings of an all-fields approach. Has struggled against left-handers in the past, but had roughly equal splits in 2019. Will get shifted to pull. Potential fringe-average hit tool.

Power: Fringe-average raw power. Not a major part of his game. Swing lacks loft, more designed for line drives in the gaps than over-the-fence power. Projects for below-average game power at best should mechanical changes take, but could contribute 20+ doubles a year.

Run: Below-average speed. Will steal a handful of bases because of above-average instincts, but not a major part of his game.

Field: Shows soft hands and fluid actions at second base. Average range, able to cover ground in both directions. Should be able to stick at second base long-term, where his defensive skills profile best on the infield. Potential average defender. Started seeing some time in the outfield in the 2019 Fall Instructional League.

Arm: Average arm strength for second base or left field.

Career Notes: Played left field as a freshman at UNC-Charlotte before moving to second base. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019.

Summation: Projects as an emergency, up-and-down player limited to second base and left field. Ceiling of a bench bat, but inability to play left side of the infield limits his potential in that role. Bat will have to carry him, but lack of power means he will have to make a lot of contact. Lacks a true carrying tool, but potential for three average tools. Started playing outfield in 2019 in order to increase positional versatility. Has made adjustments to try to better tap into his power, but whether those take without impacting his hit tool remains to be seen.

 
   
  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
  2015 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 19 41 148 25 47 6 3 0 19 59 14 24 3 2 0.318 0.382 0.399 0.781
  2016 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 20 53 211 47 81 17 2 5 35 117 25 20 6 0 0.384 0.461 0.555 1.016
  2017 UNC Charlotte NCAA Coll --- 21 58 234 50 80 16 4 5 44 119 29 27 5 2 0.342 0.425 0.509 0.934
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 22 82 11 26 6 0 0 14 32 9 20 0 3 0.317 0.376 0.390 0.767
  2017 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 26 100 15  26 4 0 0 13 30 9 24 5 1 0.260 0.327 0.300 0.627
  2018 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 124 481 50 130 31 3 2 50 173 37 115 3 8 0.270 0.325 0.360 0.684
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 23 130 454 56 112 24 1 8 50 162 45 128 3 4 0.247 0.320 0.357 0.676
  2019 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 23 7 20 1 4 1 0 0 1 5 2 10 0 1 0.200 0.273 0.250 0.523
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2017 by Pat Portugal (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $475,000
MiLB Debut: July 4, 2017 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2019):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (July 2017)
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (April 2018)
SoxProspects.com Awards
2018 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2019 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
 
  
  
  
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