Week three in the Arizona Fall League was a rough one for both the team (Surprise Saguaros) and the majority of the Red Sox players in particular. This week saw the Saguaros lose four of six to fall to 7-10 and remain in second place in the Western Division.
Let’s take a look at the numbers for the Red Sox players:
Rusney Castillo left Monday’s game after striking out once in two hitless at-bats, due to a bruised thumb. He has not played since. His slash line stands at .278/.333/.361 in 39 plate appearances in the Arizona Fall League.
Sean Coyle continued his hitting tailspin. He was one for 15 for the week, striking out eight times. Coyle is now three for his last 25, slashing just .188/.316/.313 for the AFL season. On the bright side, he has managed three steals on the season.
Deven Marrero had a tremendous bounce-back week. He returned to shortstop which seemed to agree with him. Marrero was five for eight with four doubles and three walks thrown in. His .323/.475/.452 batting line is much more in line with what the Red Sox are looking for from Marrero.
Keith Couch found his Kryptonite this week. It is named the Mesa Solar Sox. In both his starts this week against Mesa, Couch could not retire a batter in the fifth inning, allowing nine runs and 18 hits in just eight innings. Mesa is the best hitting team in the league with a team average of .282, and team OPS of .799.
Aaron Kurcz did not fare much better this week, surrendering three runs on three hits in his only appearance.
Madison Younginer struggled this week, allowing two runs and four hits in 2.1 innings. He has struggled with his control, issuing five walks in just 5.1 innings.
Robby Scott‘s performance continues to impress. Scott allowed just one hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings this week. His AFL ERA stands at 1.42 over 6.1 innings.
Stay tuned to BoSox Injection for continuing weekly coverage of the Arizona Fall League.