Advanced-A (Salem Red Sox)
What’s Marcus Wilson still doing in Advanced-A? That’s right, it’s time for me to start complaining about someone needing a call-up again, buckle up.
Wilson is hitting .336 in 41 games with Salem. In that time, he’s hit 12 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs in 131 at-bats. He has a .414 OBP and .603 slugging percentage and has four steals to go along with 25 RBI and 24 runs scored. For the sake of Advanced-A pitchers everywhere get him out of there.
I know Wilson struggled in Double-A with Portland earlier. However, he had just 62 at-bats and was getting used to a new organization. It’s time to give him another look there.
Victor Acosta could also 100% use a promotion. The outfielder is hitting .316 with 14 doubles and one home run. He’s driven in 30 runs and scored 26 more, stealing five bases. Acosta is hurt at the moment but when he’s healthy I’d love to see him climb up the ladder.
Ryan Fitzgerald has seen his numbers dip but still has a .302 average and team-high 49 RBI. The shortstop has 16 doubles, five triples, and one home run and deserves more credit as a breakout star.
Michael Osinski is back BAAYYYBBEEEEEE!!! The infielder is hitting .296 in 10 games, hitting one double and driving in two runs in that time. Obviously, the numbers are small due to the injury but it’s just great to see him back.
Pedro Castellanos is getting hot again. The first baseman is hitting .279 with 19 doubles and one home run. He’s driven in 46 runs and scored 39 more, stealing nine bases – after having just three in his career before this year.
Thad Ward is proving that his Full-A performance was no fluke. In four starts for Advanced-A, he’s looking even more dominant. The 22-year-old has a 1.27 ERA in 21 1/3 innings so far. He’s struck out 25 batters and has just three walks in his last three starts (17 innings) after walking seven in his first start (4 1/3 innings).
Rio Gomez has a 2.31 ERA in 23 1/3 innings so far in Advanced-A. Between Salem and Greenville (Full-A) he’s 6-for-6 in save opportunities and has a .199 BAA and 0.96 WHIP.