Red Sox claim minor league first baseman Joey Curletta

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The Red Sox acquired AAA first baseman Joey Curletta from Seattle's system.

"The 25-year-old Curletta batted .245 with a .303 on-base percentage, .400 slugging percentage, .703 OPS, five homers, two doubles and 11 RBIs in 27 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

He slashed .282/.383/.482/.865 with 23 homers, 24 doubles and 94 RBIs for Double-A Arkansas last year.
He was a sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 out of Mountain Pointe High."

Curletta was assigned to Portland and is now on the 40-man roster. He's a 6'4" RH batter who has played first base, but also 384 games in right.


Soxprospects scouting report:
"Scouting Report: Large-framed, fully filled-out first baseman. Quiet set-up on approach. Does not load fully, quick wrists. Full uppercut swing path. Fringe-average hit tool with good patience at the plate. Plus raw power with above-average in-game power. No significant lefty-righty splits. Speed is not a factor. Passable defense at first base. Spent some time in right field previously, but not since 2017. Won Texas League Player of the Year and Mariners Minor League Hitter of the Year in 2018. Likely profiles as an emergency up-and-down player, but has the potential to serve as a second division role player for a stint if he can keep the strikeouts down and develop his in-game power to plus. Could serve as a power-hitting pinch hitter for a team that has the flexibility to carry a first baseman in that role."
 

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The Red Sox acquired AAA first baseman Joey Curletta from Seattle's system.

"The 25-year-old Curletta batted .245 with a .303 on-base percentage, .400 slugging percentage, .703 OPS, five homers, two doubles and 11 RBIs in 27 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

He slashed .282/.383/.482/.865 with 23 homers, 24 doubles and 94 RBIs for Double-A Arkansas last year.
He was a sixth-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 out of Mountain Pointe High."

Curletta was assigned to Portland and is now on the 40-man roster. He's a 6'4" RH batter who has played first base, but also 384 games in right.


Soxprospects scouting report:
"Scouting Report: Large-framed, fully filled-out first baseman. Quiet set-up on approach. Does not load fully, quick wrists. Full uppercut swing path. Fringe-average hit tool with good patience at the plate. Plus raw power with above-average in-game power. No significant lefty-righty splits. Speed is not a factor. Passable defense at first base. Spent some time in right field previously, but not since 2017. Won Texas League Player of the Year and Mariners Minor League Hitter of the Year in 2018. Likely profiles as an emergency up-and-down player, but has the potential to serve as a second division role player for a stint if he can keep the strikeouts down and develop his in-game power to plus. Could serve as a power-hitting pinch hitter for a team that has the flexibility to carry a first baseman in that role."
He was the Mariners' MiL hitter of the year *last year* and now he's on the street? Are we sure the Mariners know what they are doing?