Red Sox Full-A (Salem)
Gilberto Jimenez didn’t have the best week and saw his average dip .027 points. He still has a .325 average. That’s insane. The switch-hitter has six doubles and one home runs so far. He’s driven in 12 runs and scored 15 more, going 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts.
Ceddanne Rafaela is hitting .257 (.312 OBP) so far. The average isn’t amazing and he only has two doubles and one triple at the moment. However, he has done everything else incredibly well. Rafaela plays tons of positions and plays them all solid. He has only struck out eight times in 78 plate appearances and he has seven RBI and 13 runs scored while going 8-for-8 on steal attempts.
Jaxx Groshans needs to write a book on how to make yourself seen in a crowded room. Because he is on a team with a lot of talent and playing a position with a lot of good prospects in the Red Sox organization (catcher). The 22-year-old is slashing .306/.470/.490 with three doubles and two home runs. He has 13 runs scored, eight RBI, and one steal – all while walking more times (16) than he has struck out (13).
Joe Davis mashes. The 24-year-old has a .333/.417/.500 slash line with four doubles and two home runs so far. Davis has driven in 14 runs and scored 13 more. He’s just a monster offensively if we’re being honest.
Matthew Lugo is getting that average up slowly but steadily. He now has a .226 number with two doubles, one triple, and one home run. The right-handed hitter has seven RBI and 11 runs scored, to go along with three steals. It’s good to see Lugo getting over those early-season blues at the plate.
Nick Yorke is still trying to work out of his problems. It seems like every time he starts to breakout, he hits a mini-slump that brings him right back down. The 19-year-old has a .195 average with two doubles. He has managed decent run production with nine RBI, nine runs scored, and three steals though.
Jeremy Wu-Yelland has 14 1/3 innings pitched so far this year. In that time he has a 2.51 ERA, .180 BAA, and 1.26 WHIP. He has nine walks – which is a bit of an issue, but he’s also struck out 19 batters. It should be interesting when the Red Sox decide to stretch him out a bit for longer outings.
Aldo Ramirez has a 3.71 ERA over 17 innings. The 20-year-old righty has a .278 BAA and a 1.47 WHIP. Neither are fantastic, but he has shown an ability to get out of trouble and limit damage. That’s impressive from someone his age. Ramirez also has 16 strikeouts compared to five walks.