Aneury Tavárez

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Aneury De Jesus Tavárez

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Aneury Tavárez has played four seasons in AAA (through 2020) and for the Dominican national team.

Born in the Barrio Obrero neighborhood of the city of Santiago in the Dominican Republic, he was signed by Boston Red Sox scout Manny Nanita. [1] He hit .220/.301/.360 for the 2011 DSL Red Sox. Despite those numbers, he came stateside in 2012 with the Lowell Spinners; he did much better at .272/.328/.408. In '13, he was up to full-season ball, producing at a .257/.295/.388 clip with 28 doubles, 7 triples and 29 steals (caught 15 times) for the Greenville Drive. He fanned 140 times, though, to 21 walks. He was 7th in the Red Sox chain in doubles, tied for 2nd in triples (two behind Tony Thomas), was 3rd in steals (behind teammate Mookie Betts and Jeremy Hazelbaker) but 1st in caught stealing and Ks (9 ahead of Hazelbaker). In the South Atlantic League, he tied Adalberto Mondesi for 8th in swipes. In his Dominican Winter League debuted, he was 2 for 21 with a double for the Estrellas Orientales.

In 2014, he hit .250/.298/.422 for the Salem Red Sox and improved his steal rate (18-for-23). He had a big winter at .375/.444/.500, backing up Alfredo Marte in right and Junior Lake in left and outhitting both. He bounced around in '15, spending time with Salem (.280/.368/.447 in 39 G), the Portland Sea Dogs (.226/.261/.355 in 67 G) and the Pawtucket Red Sox (7 for 18, 6 R, 2 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB, 3 BB for a fine AAA debut). He also saw time with the Dominican national team, starting in right field in the 2015 Pan American Games. He was 7 for 22 with two doubles, a homer, three steals (in three tries), two walks, seven runs and four RBI in six games while handling 15 putouts, one assist and no errors as a strong two-way player. He tied Jacob Wilson for 3rd in the Games in runs and led in swipes. [2]

He also was with the Dominicans for the 2015 Premier 12, starting in right again; he hit .227/.227/.273 and had 7 putouts, one assist and one error. [3] He had another good winter off the bench for the Estrellas (.297/.350/.378). In 2016, he starred for Portland (.335/.379/.506, 13 3B) and was 3-for-15 with a walk and two steals for Pawtucket. He led Red Sox farmhands in triples (one ahead of Andrew Benintendi) and average (.007 ahead of Mauricio Dubon). He was second in the Eastern League in triples (two behind [[Dustin Fowler), average (just behind Phillip Evans) and OBP (.008 behind Rowdy Tellez) and 4th in slugging (between Tellez and Jake Fox). He was named to the EL All-Star outfield with Raimel Tapia and Dylan Cozens. [4] Among all minor leaguers, he tied Amed Rosario for fourth in triples. [5] He hit .283/.349/.362 for the Estrellas.

Tavárez was picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 Rule V Draft but was returned to Boston and missed most of the year with injuries. [6] He only saw action in 33 games for Pawtucket (.244/.292/.400), 18 for Portland (.377/.473/.475) and 7 for the Lowell Spinners (5 for 28, 2B, 3B, 2 BB). He batted .229/.341/.343 in 14 games for the 2017-2018 Estrellas. Still only 26 years old, he spent 2018 in AAA but struggled for the PawSox (.226/.284/.343), though he fielded .989; only Rusney Castillo was used more in their outfield.

He hit .270/.330/.371 for the 2018-2019 Estrellas. He was 4 for 12 with a run and a RBI for the club in the 2019 Caribbean Series. After a slow start for the 2019 Sea Dogs (.192/.272/.260), Boston finally cut ties. He signed with the Generales de Durango and batted a solid .321/.379/.488 with 57 runs in 70 games in Mexico. He split the winter between the Estrellas (.211/.325/.254 in 29 G) and the Yaquis de Obregón (11 for 28, 2B, 3B). He did not play in the summer of 2020 as many leagues were wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic but returned briefly that winter (1 for 3) for the Águilas Cibaeñas.


  1. 2019 Red Sox Media Guide, pg. 513
  2. 2015 Pan American Games site
  3. 2015 Premier 12
  4. 2017 Baseball Almanac, pg. 371
  5. ibid., pg. 364
  6. 2019 Red Sox Media Guide, pg. 513