Short Season Lowell
Casey Janssen has been in Lowell for the last two weeks, getting in shape for a possible return to the majors. The acquisition of Brad Ziegler is not good news for his chances, but either way, he needs to perform on the field to get a chance anywhere, if not Boston. This week was better for him, posting scoreless appearances over his last two outings, on back to back days, logging 1.2 innings, allowing one hit, striking out one batter and walking none.
Roldani Baldwin came back to Earth this week, going just three for 18, after a scorching start that had him leading the league in hitting. The Dominican-born catcher is still slashing .333/.385/.463 on the year on 69 at-bats for Lowell. He has also spent time at Greenville this season, posting a .658 OPS in 102 at-bats there.
Tyler Hill, the Spinners right fielder, is fourth in the New York Penn League with a .343 mark in 70 at-bats. The 19th round selection of 2014 out of high school in Delaware, has also knocked five doubles and three triples on the season, good for a .500 slugging percentage. This is a mark hitters look for, much like a .300 batting average. Hill has stolen three bases on the season, but has been caught on four occasions.
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