XANDER BOGAERTS

Age: 19
Born: October 1, 1992
San Nicolaas, Aruba
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (August 2009)
ETA: 2015

MLB Comparison: Asdrubal Cabrera

Scouting Report: Athletic frame and lean body type. High baseball IQ with impressive maturity. Smooth, fluid swing that generates some lift. Strong and explosive hands with good separation during stride. Shows the ability to drive ball to all fields. Above-average-to-better power potential and home run projection. High offensive ceiling. Potential run producing bat. Below-average present pitch recognition and strike zone judgment. Struggles with off-speed pitches, but should improve with experience. Aggressive approach. Slightly above-average arm. Tends to be shorter with his arm action. Solid range. Needs to slow the game down defensively and resist the feeling to rush plays. Rough with footwork and staying down on the ball. May end up moving to third base or left field after filling out.
Awards
2010 Dominican Summer League All-Star
2010 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
2010 Red Sox ML Latin Program Player of the Year
South Atlantic League Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2011)