Short Season Lowell Spinners
“All I Do is Win” should be the theme song for the Spinners so far this season as they have won their first eight games of the season.
Right fielder Tyler Hill has been the hottest Spinner hitter in the season’s first week and a half. His .344/.382/.469 includes two doubles and a triple to go along with six RBI over his first seven games. The Lowell right fielder was a 19th round draft choice in 2014 out of high school in Delaware.
Starting pitcher Emmanuel De Jesus has raced to a 0.66 ERA over his first two starts of the season. The 19 year old Venezuelan was signed as a 16 year old. He has allowed just seven hits over his first 13.2 innings, walking two and striking out seven. De Jesus now has a 2.32 professional ERA over 120.1 career innings.
He is no longer a prospect, technically speaking, but 34 year old Casey Janssen is pitching for Lowell to show the Red Sox he can help them in the majors later this summer. In his first outing of the season last night, Janssen threw one inning, allowing one hit and striking out two batters. He threw 12 pitches, nine of them for strikes. Certainly he will move up the ladder to Triple-A to see if his effectiveness will work on more accomplished hitters. For now, this is a good first step.
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