Rusney Castillo hit his first home run in Puerto Rico this past week for the Criollos de Caguas. In four games, Castillo went four for 14 with one homer and three RBI. Through seven games, and 26 plate appearances, Castillo has posted a .320/.333/.440 batting line, with one steal, one homer and three RBI.
Let’s take a look at the other Red Sox playing in Puerto Rico’s Liga de Beisbol Roberto Clemente.
Castillo’s teammate on Caguas, Outfielder Henry Ramos, went three four 14 with a walk and an RBI this week. His season numbers stayed about the same now totalling .213/.312/.266. Unfortunately, his ability to draw walks is not matched by his power, which is shown by his on-base percentage exceeding his slugging percentage.
Dayan Diaz is a right handed pitcher for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. After three scoreless innings this week, Diaz lowered his ERA to 2.77 in 13 innings, allowing ten hits and seven walks, while striking out ten batters.
19 year old Joseph Monge has seen only sporadic action for the Senadores de San Juan. Monge is still looking to get in the hit column in Puerto Rico, going hitless in three at-bats this week. Monge has batted nine times for San Juan, without a hit, striking out four times.
Puerto Rican native Christian Vazquez, the Red Sox starting catcher, also plays for the Senadores de San Juan. Vazquez had a strong week, going six for 22 with a walk, driving in four runs. In Puerto Rico, Vazquez has played 21 games, slashing .265/.363/.309 in 75 plate appearances.
Stay tuned to BoSoxInjection throughout December for updates on Rusney and his Red Sox teammates in Puerto Rico.