Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Ceddanne Rafaela went 3-for-14 in his first week in Triple-A. The right-handed hitting centerfielder/shortstop did hit his first home run at the level, though. Rafaela was on a tear in Double-A before his promotion, and this was a decently encouraging start with Worcester.
Wilyer Abreu is slashing .259/.370/.466 with seven doubles, one triple, and nine home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 31 runs, scored 34 more, and stolen three bases. Abreu's shown good defense in the corner outfield spots, and there's power in his bat.
Nick Sogard holds a .286/.379/.373 slash line with 11 doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The switch-hitting utility has driven in 28 runs, scored 37 more, and stolen 11 bases. Sogard doesn't hit for power, but he's had solid run production this season.
Stephen Scott's been better in Triple-A than he was in Double-A this season. The left-handed hitting catcher is slashing .263/.375/.500 with three doubles and two home runs in Triple-A. He's driven in 13 runs and scored six more in 13 games.
Ronaldo Hernandez is slashing .245/.341/.458 with six doubles and nine home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 40 runs and scored 22 more. His run production has been great, and the power is there. The most impressive part, however, is the 19 walks he's drawn. Hernandez is just two away from his total last season (21), despite 257 fewer plate appearances.
Brandon Walter made one appearance this week in Triple-A after making his MLB debut last week. The left-handed pitcher came out of the bullpen for two innings. He didn't allow a run or even a hit. Walter walked one batter and struck one batter out. It feels like he'll be getting another look in the Majors soon, especially considering he was impressive in his first outing.