Jedixson Paez FCL Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 18
Born: January 17, 2004
Birthplace: Tinaquillo, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Jan. 2021)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: January 15, 2021
Signing Scout: Angel Escobar
Signing Bonus: $450,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
Pro Debut: July 15, 2021 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/23): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2023): MiLB contract

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  Physical Description: Average frame. On the thin side; needs to mature physically and add strength.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side. Short arm action. Hides the ball well. Crouches before coming forward. Some effort in his delivery, but repeats it well.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Saw his velocity increase from 84-86 mph in the course of a year from where he sat while pitching in the DSL. Projects to add more velocity as he matures. Advanced feel for command and control for his age. Pounds the zone and already shows the ability to locate. Potential fringe-average pitch, but if velocity continues to tick up, grade can change.

Curveball: 74-76 mph. Pitch shows depth and tight rotation. Solid feel and will use in any count. Potential above-average offering.
  Changeup: 80-82 mph. Pitch shows fade down and in on right-handed hitters. Feel and confidence with the pitch. Potential average offering.

Career Notes:
Red Sox 2021 Latin Program Pitcher of the Year. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

Potential emergency up-and-down starter. Ceiling of a back-end starter. One of the system’s more interesting pitching prospects in the low minors, but has a wide gap between what he currently is and what he could be. Already shows an intriguing three-pitch mix with advanced feel and command for his age. Stuff at present is on the light side, but has already started to tick up. If stuff continues to tick up, projection could change.


Scout Chatter (9.23.2021)
Scouting Report Update (3.7.2022)
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr  hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 2 1 3.86 13 13 0 50.1 43 18 16 5 3 9 49 1.03 8.80 1.60
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 5 2 3.63 13 10 0 57.0 52 26 23 2 1 13 49 1.14 7.74 2.05
2023 TBD --- --- Bos 19     stats                            
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  2021 Red Sox Latin Program Pitcher of the Year    -  

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