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Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Outrighted to minors
Potts was outrighted to the minors by the Red Sox on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Potts was designated for assignment by Boston on Tuesday, and he'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The righty made 15 starts at Double-A Portland last year and posted a 4.66 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 63.2 innings. He'll likely begin the 2022 campaign in Portland.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Loses 40-man spot
The Red Sox designated Potts for assignment Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
One of two prospects the Red Sox acquired in the August 2020 deal that sent Mitch Moreland to San Diego, Potts didn't develop as hoped upon joining Boston's organization. The 23-year-old third baseman spent the entire 2021 campaign at Double-A Portland, posting a .646 OPS while striking out in 32.6 percent of his plate appearances. Assuming he clears waivers and stays in the organization, Potts will likely report back to Portland to begin the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Reinstated from injured list
Potts (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Potts missed spring training and the start of the minor-league season due to an oblique strain, but he should be available to make his 2021 debut with Double-A Portland as early as Thursday. The 22-year-old appeared in 112 minor-league games in 2019 and slashed .242/.303/.431 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Managing oblique strain
Potts has yet to play in a spring training game due to an oblique strain, Chris Hatfield of SoxProspects.com reports.
The 22-year-old has been held out for the first week of spring games due to the injury in his first camp with the Red Sox. Potts was acquired from the Padres at last year's trade deadline in the Mitch Moreland trade. He figures to open 2021 at Double-A or Triple-A once healthy.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Added to 40-man roster
Potts' contract was purchased by the Red Sox on Friday.
The headliner in the trade that sent Mitch Moreland to San Diego, Potts could have really used a traditional minor-league season to work on his approach against upper-level pitchers after struggling at Double-A in 2019 (93 wRC+, 28.6 percent strikeout rate). Even so, he just turned 22, so he wouldn't even be old for the level if he were sent back to Double-A at the start of the 2021 season. He still possesses plus right-handed pop and has a chance to handle third base.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Hudson Potts: Traded for Moreland
Potts and Jeisson Rosario were traded from the Padres to the Red Sox on Sunday in exchange for Mitch Moreland, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Potts was included in the Padres' 60-player pool, allowing him to be traded ahead of Monday's deadline. The 21-year-old was one of San Diego's top prospects and spent most of 2019 at the Double-A level, posting a .227/.290/.406 slash line, 16 homers and 128 strikeouts in 409 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Reassigned to minor-league camp
Potts (hamstring) was moved to minor-league camp Sunday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Potts got off to a good start this spring, going 3-for-9 with a pair of RBI through five Cactus League games. However, he has been hobbled by a tight hamstring since late February. Potts hit .227 with 16 home runs and 59 RBI with Double-A Amarillo last season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Dealing with hamstring injury
Potts is dealing with hamstring tightness and will likely be limited for several days, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It's unclear exactly when or how Potts sustained the injury, but he could be shut down for several days as he recovers. The 21-year-old likely isn't in consideration for an Opening Day roster spot, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action after several days as he prepares for the start of the minor-league season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Plates run in Arizona Fall League
Potts went 1-for-4 with an RBI for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday.
Potts has showed well thus far in his first AFL stint, picking up a hit in each of his three games. He continues to struggle making contact, however, striking out four times in 11 at-bats after whiffing 128 times in 107 games with Double-A Amarillo this season.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Headed to Arizona Fall League
Potts has been selected to play for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Potts, the Padres' first-round draft pick in 2016, has struggled to the tune of a .224 average and 123 strikeouts in 388 at-bats with Double-A Amarillo this season. He has flashed good power, however, hitting 14 homers and 23 doubles while collecting 56 RBI. His time in the AFL will allow Potts to work on his skills among many of the top prospects in baseball.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Returns from IL
Potts (undisclosed) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his first game back with Double-A Amarillo on Monday.
Potts didn't need much time to convince the Padres' brass that he was ready to return to Amarillo, going 8-for-12 during his brief rehab assignment in the AZL. He has mostly struggled against Double-A arms again this season, slashing .206/.282/.342 after limping to a .154/.258/.231 line last year in his first exposure to the level (22 games). The lack of production over the past calendar year has hurt his stock, but Potts is still only 20 years old and still has appeal in deep dynasty leagues given his power.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: On minor-league IL
Potts is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Amarillo with an undisclosed injury.
He was placed on the injured list June 2 and has not played since May 31. The injury isn't ideal, but Potts' performance this year is the more concerning issue. He was hitting .209/.286/.347 with five home runs and a 33.2 percent strikeout rate in 50 games prior to the injury. Potts now has 105 strikeouts, 28 walks and seven home runs in 72 career games at the Double-A level. On the bright side, he is the youngest qualified hitter in the Texas League (20 years old), so he could repeat the level next year and still be quite young for the league.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Working at keystone
Potts is starting at second base Wednesday against the Reds.
This is noteworthy because Manny Machado is clearly the Padres' third baseman of the future, so Potts will need to find somewhere else to play. He has also seen time at first base. There is no position where the Padres have a perceived long-term opening, so Potts' best avenue to everyday at-bats is a trade, but it's nice to see that second base could become an option for him.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Earns promotion to Double-A
Potts was promoted to Double-A San Antonio on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Potts will take the place of Ty France, who was promoted to Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding roster move. The 19-year-old Potts has impressed as one of the youngest hitters in the California League, hitting .281/.350/.498 with 17 homers and 58 RBI through 106 games with High-A Lake Elsinore before being promoted. He'll likely spend the rest of the season with the Missions.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Hudson Potts: Takes advantage of Lancaster
Potts went 9-for-16 with three home runs, five runs, eight RBI, three walks and two strikeouts across four games in Lancaster over the weekend.
Lancaster is perhaps the most hitter-friendly park in the minors, but this still qualifies as a monster series for the 19-year-old third baseman. He upped his season average from .262 to .276 in those four games alone and is tied for second in the California League with 16 home runs. Potts is also the second-youngest qualified hitter in the league. He profiles nicely as a power-hitting third baseman who could hit fifth or sixth in a good big-league lineup someday.... See More ... See Less
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