Ceddanne Rafaela Portland Sea Dogs Center Field/Shortstop

       
 
Age: 21
Born: September 18, 2000
Birthplace: Willemstad, Curaçao
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2017)
ETA: 2024

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Ceddanne Rafaela photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: say-DAHN raff-aye-ELL-uh
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Dennis Neuman, Rolando Pino, & Todd Claus
Signing Bonus: $10,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 2, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @ceddanner

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Small, athletic infielder. Very twitchy. Could stand to physically develop and add strength, but does not have a frame that can add significant weight.

Hit: Starts slightly open and utilizes a short, leg lift timing device. Quiet swing. Gets his foot down and gets through with his hands. Quick hands, plus bat speed. Good bat control and contact skills. Aggressive approach that needs considerable refinement. Doesn't walk much and expands the strike zone often, but has the bat control to put the ball in play. Makes a lot of weak contact. Will expand the zone often against breaking balls. Potential average hit tool.

Power: Sneaky raw power. Will show average power in batting practice, but in-game power is limited because swing is more geared for line drives.

Run: Plus speed. Speed plays both on the bases and in the field. Needs to improve baserunning instincts.

Field: Versatile, standout defender. Has the potential to be a plus defender at second, short, third, and in the outfield. In the outfield, has really good instincts. Takes really good routes and has plus range. Played primarily third base in 2018, but also saw time at shortstop. In 2019, split time evenly between second, third, and short. In 2021, became a true utility player, also playing the outfield, showing the ability to play a plus center field. Named farm system's 2021 Defensive Player of the Year.
  Arm: Plus arm.

Career Notes:
Played in the Little League World Series for Curaçao in 2012. Scouted by former Red Sox pitching prospect Dennis Neuman. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.

Summation: Potential up-and-down utility type. Ceiling of a high-quality, defense-first utility player. Defense and speed are his best tools. Could be a plus defender at every position except catcher and first base. Bat lags behind. Raw at the plate and needs to develop an approach, but if that takes a step forward, could shoot up the system rankings.

Links
State of the System 2020: Middle Infielders (4.29.2020)
Scouting Scratch: Red Sox 2021 Rule 5 Preview (11.18.2021)
Notes from the Field (5.15.2022)
Scouting the Box Score: The Rise of Ceddanne Rafaela (6.13.2022)
 
   
     
    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
2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 54 203 31 55 9 2 3 28 77 14 39 19 7 0.271 0.326 0.379 0.705
  2019 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 41 153 30 38 1 4 6 17 65 14 28 9 2 0.248 0.329 0.425 0.754
  2019 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 18 3 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0.182 0.167 0.182 0.348
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 19 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem Red Sopx LAE A Bos 20 102 394 73 99 20 9 10 53 167 25 79 23 3 0.251 0.305 0.424 0.729
   
     
    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 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 21     stats                            
  2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 21     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (July 2018)
2018 Dominican Summer League All-Star
Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month (July 2021)
2021 Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (April 11-17, 2022)
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 5-11, 2019)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 11-17, 2022)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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