- Full name Freili Encarnacion
- Born 01/26/2005 in Santo Domingo Centro, Dominican Republic
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 181 / Bats: R / Throws: R
BA Grade: 45/Extreme
Track Record: Encarnacion's offensive upside stood out as an amateur in the Dominican Republic. While the Red Sox gave Dominican shortstop Fraymi de Leon slightly more money ($1.2 million), Encarnacion—signed for $1.1 million on Jan. 15, 2022—is their most exciting player from that international class.
Scouting Report: Encarnacion's swing, approach and power all stand out for a 17-year-old. He has plus raw power, and while a lot of strongly-built players his age who can crush the ball in batting practice don't necessarily translate that juice against live pitching, Encarnacion has shown the ability to tap into that power in games. He has a sound swing and a mature, all-fields approach, with the ability drive the ball out of the park to right-center field or pull his hands inside the ball to drive the ball with impact to left field. A fringe-average runner, Encarnacion is at shortstop now but his range will probably slide him over to third base, where he has the hands and strong arm to play.
The Future: Encarnacion has the upside to be an impact hitter, with the combination of hitting ability and power that point toward what should be a strong pro debut this year in the Dominican Summer League.