Yoan Aybar

Yoan Aybar

Team: Boston Red Sox
Position: Outfield (Red Sox project Rightfield)
Entered League: International Signing 2013
Signing Bonus: $450,000

Article Title: The Early Returns from the 2014-15 International Spending Spree [2015 Season Review] 
Author: Dan Farnsworth
Publication: FanGraphs
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Rank / Grade: PV: 30; FV: 40; 90% ceiling FV: 45
Relevant Excerpts:

“lean, lanky body that has yet to fill out”

“needs to develop physically just to get some consistency in his swing and general actions before really knowing where he ends up”

“all of his tools having at least average ceilings, he has so far to go at this point that I didn’t feel comfortable putting him higher”

Article Title: 2015 Top 40 Season in Review: Garin Cecchini and Yoan Aybar
Author: Harry Burnham
Publication: SoxProspects
Publication Date: November 27, 2015
Rank / Grade: #31 Red Sox (year in review)
Relevant Excerpts:

William Woodward: “Both his early season success and late season struggles showed the same aggressive approach, as he walked in only 4.1% of plate appearances, down from 4.8% in 2014”

Chaz Fiorino: “quick hands but lacks any sort of approach and lacks the present ability to recognize or hit off-speed pitches”

Chaz Fiorino: “well below-average power and his hit tool probably projects as a fringe-average at best”

Chaz Fiorino: “high-risk prospect with a large developmental gap between where he is now and what he could be after some physical maturation and continued instruction”

Article Title: Scouting Red Sox International Prospects
Author: Alex Speier
Publication: Boston Globe
Publication Date: July 3, 2015
Rank / Grade: N/A
Relevant Excerpts:

“very toolsy outfielder with the potential to grow into a dynamic combination of power, speed, and excellent right field defense”

“progress deliberately…one of the more enticing lottery tickets in the system”