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Boston Red Sox Marcus Wilson

BOSTON, MA – MAY 11: Marcus Wilson #12 of the Worcester Red Sox reacts after scoring during the eighth inning of the inaugural game at Polar Park against the Syracuse Mets on May 11, 2021 in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was the first game ever played at Polar Park. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)

Obviously Worcester looks a little different at the moment thanks to a certain promotion, and the Olympics. That being said, there is still plenty to talk about.

Josh Ockimey deserves a major shoutout this week. The first baseman came into the week hitting .170. He picked up a hit in all six games he appeared in though, going 8-for-16 (.500) with three walks (only two strikeouts), one double, two home runs, six RBI, and two runs scored. That moved Ockimet’s slash line up to .211/.333/.461. He has two doubles, 10 home runs, 21 RBI, and 18 runs scored. The numbers are starting to move up really nicely.

Jeter Downs did not have a great week, going 0-for-16. That dropped his average from .234 to .213. However, he’s been up-and-down for a lot of this year. Due to that, there’s really no reason to be too worried about him. Downs has a great all-around offensive game (seven homers and 12 steals). He’s going to get back on track.

Marcus Wilson is slashing .256/.389/.482 on the season. That’s an incredible strong slash line. Especially coming from someone that plays fantastic defense and has 10 steals on the year. Wilson has nine doubles, three triples, and 10 home runs. He’s driven in 29 runs and score 32 more. There isn’t much Wilson can’t do.

Johan Mieses is slashing .277/.367/.506 with five doubles, one triple, and four home runs in Triple-A. Overall on the year he has a .281/.368/.611 slash line. The outfielder has eight doubles, one triple, and 15 home runs. He’s driven in 35 runs and scored 31 more. Coming into the season, the career-high in homers for Mieses was 28. He’s over halfway there despite playing in just 46 games.

Connor Wong is hitting just .157 with six doubles and one home run in Triple-A. Honestly though the stats aren’t all that important for Wong at the moment. It’s just good that he’s getting consistent playing time. In his short stint in the Majors, the catcher was 3-for-11 with one double and two runs scored. He’s shown that he has the potential to produce in the Boston.

Jose Adames now has four innings of work in Triple-A. The right-handed pitcher has allowed zero runs on just two hits and two walks (compared to four strikeouts) in that time. Adames has a 1.93 ERA, .167 BAA, and 0.99 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season. The 28-year-old has 31 strikeouts and is 10-for-11 in save opportunities.

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