DUBON, MAURICIO

Position: Shortstop, Second Base

DOB: July 19, 1994

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 160

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Red Sox (December 6, 2016)

Profile: Acquired from Boston along with infielder Travis Shaw and pitcher Josh Pennington in a December trade that saw closer Tyler Thornburg head to the Red Sox, Dubon was originally a 26th round pick by the Sox in 2013. Born and raised in Honduras, he moved to the U.S. as a high schooler and wound up making his pro debut with Boston’s Gulf Coast League affiliate after signing in 2013. He played with Lowell in the New York-Penn League a season later, then split 2015 between Boston’s two Single-A affiliates in Greenville and Salem. He opened 2016 back with Salem in the Carolina League then received a promotion to Double-A Portland. A contact hitter with decent speed, Dubon has played mostly shortstop in his young career but has also seen time at second and third base, giving the Brewers some flexibility with the young infielder.

2013: Dubon got his feet wet after signing with a 20 game stint with the Red Sox affiliate in the Gulf Coast League. In limited action he hit .245/.298/.302, collecting 13 hits in 53 at-bats while seeing time at both shortstop and third base.

2014: Moving up to Boston’s short-season affiliate in the New York-Penn League in 2014, Dubon put together a solid season at the plate, hitting .320 over 66 games as the everyday shortstop for the Lowell Spinners. While only 12 of his 82 hits went for extra-bases, Dubon scored 40 runs while also knocking in 34 and was selected to the New York-Penn League All-Star team.

2015: Dubon got his first crack at full-season ball in 2015 as he opened the year at Low-A Greenville in the Appalachian League. He got off to a hot start to the season, hitting safely in 13 of his first 14 games and wound up posting a .301 average with four home runs in 58 games, earning a spot on the Appalachian League All-Star team and a promotion to High-A Salem. He finished out the season by appearing in 62 Carolina League contests and posted a .274 average and scored 27 runs.

2016: Returning to High-A Salem to begin the 2016 season, Dubon hit .306 in 62 games, scoring 53 runs and once again being named an All-Star with a selection to the Carolina League All-Star roster. He moved up to Double-A Portland in late June and finished out the season there in the Eastern League with his best showing yet. In 62 contests, Dubon hit .339 with 20 doubles, six triples and six home runs, driving in 40 while scoring 48.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#11)