Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
It was a big week for Ceddanne Rafaela. The right-handed hitting centerfielder/shortstop went 8-for-26 with three doubles, three home runs, and a steal in the series. Rafaela is slashing .261/.306/.587 with three doubles and four home runs in 11 games for Worcester.
Ronaldo Hernandez is slashing .244/.354/.459 with seven doubles and 10 home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 44 runs and scored 25 more. He's walked 26 times, only five off his career-high. Hernandez has shown a much better eye this year, which raises his stock again. He's not a very good defensive catcher, but he does have a strong arm behind the plate.
Enmanuel Valdez has been on a mission since moving back to Triple-A. The left-handed hitting second baseman (and now playing a little third) is slashing .270/.365/.570 with five doubles, two triples, and seven home runs. He's driven in 21 runs, scored 17 more, and stolen two bases.
Wilyer Abreu is slashing .251/.369/.467 with seven doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 34 runs, scored 39 more, and stolen three bases. His steals are way down this season, but he's also on pace to destroy his previous career-high in home runs.
David Hamilton is back in Triple-A. The left-handed hitting middle infielder is slashing .255/.339/.481 with 10 doubles, three triples, and 11 home runs. Hamilton has driven in 25 runs, scored 40 more, and stolen 27 bases.
Stephen Scott is slashing .260/.381/.460 with four doubles and two home runs in Triple-A. The left-handed hitting catcher has driven in 13 runs, scored eight more, and stolen two bases. He's walked more times (10) than he's struck out (8) at the level.
Shane Drohan continues to make improvements in Triple-A. The left-handed starting pitcher has a 3.47 ERA, .219 BAA, and 1.29 WHIP between Double-A and Triple-A. He's struck out 79 batters and walked 39 in 80 1/3 innings.
Brian Van Belle was promoted to Triple-A this week. The right-handed pitcher allowed three runs over five innings in his first start. BVB surrendered just three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. It was a strong debut at the level.