Austin Rei‘s numbers at the plate are getting better and better as the weeks go by. The catcher is just holding onto that good on-base percentage anymore. Of course, that’s still at a fantastic .378, but the other numbers around it have improved heavily as well.
Rei is hitting .259 with 12 doubles and five home runs, as well as two triples. He’s driven in 24 runs and scored 20 more while stealing two bases. The 24-year-old seems to be improving on his numbers every week at this point.
Chad De La Guerra is hitting .261 in Double-A and just .230 combined between leagues this season. He has 10 homers in Portland and 11 overall though. Before this season, DLG’s career-high in homers was nine.
Danny Mars is hitting .255 with three home runs and 23 RBI on the season. The 24-year-old also has three triples and 18 doubles though. He’s now just three doubles away from tying his career-high. Mars is also 15-for-18 in steal attempts and has 52 runs scored, 10 away from his career-best of 62 set last year.
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Josh Ockimey now has 14 home runs on the season, his career-best is 18. He’s also hit 17 doubles and driven in 53 runs, all while missing the start of the year. While this isn’t his best year, there have been clear improvements in his game. This is also Ockimey’s first full year in Double-A, so the 22-year-old has plenty of time to improve.
Michael Chavis has struggled since finding his way back to Double-A. With Portland, the Red Sox top prospect is 7-for-46 (.152). He’s hit two home runs and driven in seven RBI. Chavis is still getting reintroduced to Double-A though, so patience is key.
Teddy Stankiewicz lowered his ERA once again, this time to 4.45. He threw another seven innings without allowing an earned run in his first start this week. On Tuesday Stankiewicz looked strong for the most part, but allowed five runs in the seventh inning. Still, five runs allowed over 14 innings is good work for a week.
Dedgar Jimenez also dropped his ERA pretty nicely. The left-hander went from a 5.07 to 4.90 thanks to seven innings of two-run ball. He posted a 2.35 ERA in July, as he’s clearly returning to the dominant form of last season.
Mike Shawaryn should get at least one Triple-A start this year. With Beeks gone Pawtucket will need some starter help, and Shawaryn has earned it. The 23-year-old right-hander now has a 3.28 ERA in 19 starts. He’s struck out 99 over 118 2/3 innings while holding opponents to a .238 average.