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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:57 AM
Born: 9/28/1994 (17 years old)
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Like Raymel Flores, this guy seems to be the other bonus baby on the 2012 DSL team for the Sox, getting $800k from the team last year. At least, I think he did, but the news listed him as "Manuel Marcos" when he first signed.
Margot is off to an excellent start in the DSL, hitting .351 / .435 / .676 in his first 43 PAs, with two homers and 6 XBHs already. Considered a top-flight defender in CF, nice to see some pop as well.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:00 PM
The international signing period opens on July 2, the first date when teams can sign 16-year-old foreign players. Nearly one year after signing Manuel Margot out of the Dominican Republic on July 2 for $800,000, the Red Sox have to be excited about what he might become. The 17-year-old Margot is hitting .325/.408/.625 in 49 plate appearances in the Dominican Summer League, which isn't a surprise given reports from Dominican scouts that he was one of the better game hitters in last year's signing class, though he's shown some more power than expected. His eight stolen bases are tied for the most in the DSL, and he's yet to be thrown out. With his 70 speed, a plus arm, athleticism and defensive instincts, Margot has the potential to be a dynamic player for the Red Sox down the road.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:56 PM
All of this in only 15 games.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:26 PM
.305/.395/.524, 4 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 12/13 SBs, 12/15 BB/K
Margot ranks among the top 10 hitters in the DSL in OPS among players born in 1994 or later. Great start to his career thus far. For reference, here's Bogaerts' line back in 2010:
.314/.396/.423, 7 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, 4/9 SBs, 30/37 BB/K in 269 PAs
Doesn't have the frame of X-Man but he's hitting even better than Xander did at the same age in the DSL.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:37 PM
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE RED SOX: 7-3 WIN AT DSL YANKEES
– Outfielder Manuel Margot went 1-for-4 with his third homer of the year and a walk. His 11 extra-base hits are tied for the team lead.
I checked Baseball America
His slash line is:
ave obp slg ops
.258 .349 .444 .793
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:19 AM
Since my last update, he's hit .221/.283/.283, but with a 9/6 BB/K and 9/12 on stolen bases.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:50 AM
For reference, Bogaerts hit .314/.396/.423 in 280 PAs in the DSL when he was a 17 year old. Now, Bogaerts really broke out in 2011 with the aggressive promotion, but Margot is certainly doing some special work in the DSL. I hope they aggressively place Margot in Greenville just like they did with Bogaerts.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:51 PM
Apart of BA's Ben Badler's Top 20 DSL/VSL Prospects (sub only) from 2012:
Margot played in the Dominican Prospect League in 2011 and was one of the premium prospects that year for July 2, when he signed with the Red Sox for $800,000. Margot, who is from Villa Altagracia and trained with Franklin Ferreira, had one of the best debuts among last year's signings. Margot has a lean, athletic frame and exciting five-tool potential. He hit well in games for scouts before signing and had little trouble handling DSL pitching. Margot has good bat speed, a line-drive swing and takes pitches on the outer half to the right-center field gap. He has a hitch in his swing that he's worked to smooth out, but he's able to get his hands into hitting position on time, adjusts to pitches on the inner half and is able to manipulate the bat head well, so he doesn't get beat often. Margot mostly has gap power now, but he makes loud contact and should continue to add power. Margot's plus-plus speed is a weapon on the bases (his 33 steals ranked third in the DSL) and in the field, leading DSL outfielders in putouts. He has excellent range, gets good reads off the bat, tracks down balls in the gaps and has a plus arm, so he has all the ingredients to be an outstanding defensive center fielder.
Edited by TheGoldenGreek33, 26 February 2013 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:41 PM
Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:31 PM
Nice blurb up about him at Bleacher Report.
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in July, 2011, Margot showcases plus-plus speed on both sides of the ball. Only 18 years old, the right-handed hitter possesses plate discipline beyond his years and employs a short, quick swing that enables him to lace line drives from line-to-line. He may feature average power at maturity, though that will also depend on how much strength he adds in the coming years.
Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:04 PM
An extended scouting look at Margot is up at SoxProspects. Quick little excerpt:
Eventually, however, he could develop slightly below-average to average power. When combined with a potential plus hit tool and plus-plus speed, he has the makings of a potential top-of-the-order hitter with the defensive ability to stay in center field.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:26 PM
Margot is not hitting much yet, but I do like the strong plate patience and it's clear he has some great wheels (both on the bases and in the OF).
Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:23 PM
Looks like Margot was on the DL for a while - can't find anywhere explaining why - but he missed all games between July 24th and August 16th. Since coming back though he has been on a tear, with 9 hits in 4 games. OPS is back up over .700 on the season; hopefully he can get his swing back in a bit of a rhythm to finish out the year.
Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:20 AM
Jim Callis gave Margot some love on EEI this weekend, naming him the guy in the low minors most likely to become a top 10 prospect in the future. Season ended last night for the Spinners, and Margot's finishing line was:
197 PAs, .270/.346/.351 (.697 OPS), 11 XBHs, 18 SBs in 26 chances
Not a bad 2nd season for a kid in his age 18 season in a league with mostly college rookies.
Next up? Likely headed to Greenville next spring.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:21 PM
As mentioned in the gamethread, that doubles his HR total from 185 AB in Lowell last season. Real potential to skyrocket up the prospect rankings if he shows even average power this year as all reports are he's a plus defender and can stick in CF.
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