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Matthew Lugo
Trending: ↑ 30%
SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 185LBS | Age: 19

Draft: 2019 | Rd: 2, #69, Boston Red Sox | Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 8 8 0 2 0 1 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Career Minors 165 144 19 37 1 13 3 .257 .337 .326 .664
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .250 0 1 0 .500
Career Minors .257 1 13 3 .664

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 2 Teams Minors 41 165 144 19 37 5 1 1 13 15 38 3 0 3 .257 .337 .326 .664
2019 GCL Red Sox GCL ROK 39 157 136 19 35 5 1 1 12 15 36 3 0 3 .257 .342 .331 .673
2019 Lowell Spinners NYP A(Short) 2 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500

Scouting Report

2020

The nephew of nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran, Lugo trained and went to school at his uncle's baseball academy in Florida, Puerto Rico. The island's top prospect in the 2019 Draft, he drew some first-round interest, so Boston was happy to find him available toward the end of the second round. Signed for $1.1 million, he has the best all-around tools of the system's young middle-infield prospects.

Lugo's bat speed and feel for making hard contact give him above-average raw power, and he could develop into a 20-homer threat once he gets stronger. Though he was one of the younger players in the 2019 Draft, the right-handed hitter already shows an understanding of using the entire field, driving the ball in the air and managing the strike zone. He flashes plus speed but probably will slow a bit as he fills out physically.

While some clubs projected Lugo as more of a second or third baseman before the Draft, the Red Sox are convinced he'll remain at shortstop. They view him as a twitchy athlete with the quickness and range for the position. There are no concerns about his arm strength or hands.



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/30/2019 SS Matthew Lugo assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
06/19/2019 Boston Red Sox signed SS Matthew Lugo.
06/19/2019 SS Matthew Lugo assigned to GCL Red Sox.