Class-A: Greenville Drive (South Atlantic League)
The Drive was not pretty in 2014, as Greenville found themselves in fifth place in the Southern division, missing the playoffs. The team earned a record of 60-79, with being much better at home (37-33) than away (23-46). As a team, Greenville hit .261, to be in the middle of the league’s pack. The most that the team could tip their hat for is being third in the league in getting on base, with a .341 OBP. Much of that had to do with having the most free trips to first base by any team (531).
Third basemen Carlos Asuaje and Jantzen Witte made up for most of the runs being scored, hitting 73 and 54 respectively. Second baseman Wendell Rijo was also quick on the rise, hitting a mere .254 but earning a .348 OBP, 9 home runs, and 46 RBIs in 111 games for The Drive.
While Asuaje and Witte made their way to Salem, expect Rijo to hone his skills in Greenville, at least for the 2015 season. If that isn’t enough to attract you to the wonders of South Carolina, make sure you check out the above video. If you live in a cave, that’s the only way that you have not heard of Yoan Moncada coming to the Boston Red Sox organization. It is likely that Moncada will be lighting up Greenville with his play, as well as the media spotlight. This arrival, however, puts Rijo’s status into question, as Moncada is a natural second baseman, and Boston will want to make the 19-year-old feel as comfortable as possible.
Click the link for the full schedule: 2015 Greenville Drive
First Away Game of 2015: April 16th vs. Asheville Tourists
First Home Game of 2015: April 9th vs. Augusta Green Jackets