Mar 9, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; A detail view of Boston Red Sox baseball cap and sunglasses in the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Hitter: Javier Guerra – Greenville Drive
(.366/.398/.554, 5 HR, 17 RBI)
A 19-year-old shortstop who bats left-handed and a native of Panama. The Red Sox system currently has Javy ranked as their number seven prospect and he is ranked at number 88 in MLB.
Guerra is not fast, but displays exceptional instincts at short with good range to both sides. Guerra’s arm is accurate and strong, but what has developed this season is his bat – especially with some power from the listed at 5’11” and 165 pounder.
Greenville can hit and leads the league in several categories and Guerra is a big part of it with a season slash of .296/.343/.494 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI. Guerra also appears to hack away with a K% of 24.2 and a BB% of 5.8. In 34 at bats for August Guerra has not walked.
Greenville is a long way from Boston in both distance and talent requirements, but Guerra is now on the scouting map thanks to a very respectable 2015.