Mauricio Dubon

Position: SS
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
League: Arizona Fall League
Born: 07/19/1994 (Age: 25)
Height: 6'0
Weight: 160
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 26th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BOS); Traded to MIL 12/6/2016; Traded to SFG 7/31/2019

Prospect Spotlight

While not the biggest name that the Red Sox have down on the farm, Dubon has the tools to become a very nice player on both sides of the ball for them in the not-too-distant future. A wirey, athletic middle infielder, he has some quick-twitch actions and a potential above-average hit tool. He is slightly on the older side for his level, but he shows feel for the strike zone with good bat control. He does not project to be a big home run guy, but he is strong through the forearms and wrists and has some present gap power with room to fill out and add more strength. He is also a double-plus runner who pressures the defense, looks to take that extra base and has some instincts to steal bases.

Defensively, the athleticism that he has does not show through at shortstop, as he tends to bend at the waist and his poor footwork leads to throwing issues. He has an above-average arm, but his lack of a solid rhythm and the footwork issues lead to below-average accuracy throwing across the diamond. While he may be slightly better at another infield spot, I see his tools playing best in center field where his long strides and double-plus run will translate to plus range. I still have him behind Rafael Devers and Yoan Moncada as far as prospects in the Red Sox system go, but Dubon is poised to pick up where he left off in Double-A in 2016 and could possibly make a push to crack the big league roster by late next summer.