Jun 3, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Carlos Peguero (39) runs to third base during the third inning in game two of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
2) Caribbean Flavor With Some Spice
Left Field: Alejandro De Aza
Center Field: Mookie Betts
Right Field: Carlos Peguero
- Brock Holt in RF for Peguero’s play, or CF or LF for any injuries or days off
You want power? Here it is, from Hondo Valle in the Dominican Republic.
Before playing the four games for Boston, Peguero played 30 games for the Texas Rangers. He hit only .186, but he also pounded four home runs and nine RBIs, with a .310 on-base percentage and a .414 slugging percentage. He had only five at-bats and one hit with his present organization’s top club.
Now in Triple-A, Peguero is hitting .278/.347/.589 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 25 games. He’s played right field and left field in the minors to a .967 fielding percentage, which is currently the same as Hanley Ramirez, but his bat makes him more of a threat than Bradley or Castillo. At least, if he can make the adjustment to carry that success to the majors. Peguero should be safe in right field, with De Aza in left, allowing himself to concentrate on swinging that powerful bat.