Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Ceddanne Rafaela hit another home run this week and has a 20/30 season. The right-handed hitting centerfielder/shortstop is slashing .302/.349/.520 with 31 doubles, three triples, and 20 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A. He's driven in 79 runs, scored 80 more, and stolen 36 bases.
Niko Kavadas has struggled in Triple-A but finished this week strong with three hits (including a home run) in his last two games). The left-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .203/.386/.405 with 14 doubles and 16 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A. He's driven in 54 runs, scored 53 more, and stolen two bases.
David Hamilton is on a four-game hitting streak. The left-handed hitting middle infielder is slashing .243/.360/.445 with 15 doubles, four triples, and 15 home runs. He's driven in 47 runs, scored 65 more, and stolen 49 bases.
Emmanuel Valdez is on a five-game hitting streak. The left-handed hitting second baseman is slashing .247/.364/.500 with eight doubles, two triples, and 10 home runs. He's driven in 38 runs, scored 32 more, and stolen four bases.
Nick Sogard hit a home run this week. The switch-hitting utility is slashing .276/.383/.398 with 17 doubles, two triples, and six home runs. He's driven in 42 runs, scored 62 more, and stolen 14 bases. Sogard's flexibility and solid defense all over the field adds value.
Ronaldo Hernandez is still mashing. The right-handed hitting catcher is slashing .247/.337/.472 with 12 doubles and 16 home runs. He's driven in 58 runs, scored 42 more, and stolen one base.
Stephen Scott collected a hit in four of five games this week. The left-handed hitting catcher is slashing .272/.370/.578 with nine doubles and 12 home runs in Triple-A. He's driven in 40 runs, scored 29 more, and stolen two bases in 44 games.
Grant Gambrell made his Triple-A debut this week. The right-handed pitcher tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits while walking four batters and striking out five. Gambrell started this season in High-A and already has a win in Triple-A.
Brandon Walter twirled two gems this week. The left-handed pitcher combined to allow two runs on nine hits over 12 innings. He struck out 12 batters and walked two. Walter is down to a 4.75 ERA, .274, and 1.47 WHIP in Triple-A. He's struck out 84 batters compared to 35 walks in 89 innings.
Brian Van Belle allowed two runs on five hits in six innings this week. The righty struck out seven batters without walking any. BVB has a 4.26 ERA, .261 BAA, and 1.29 WHIP in 118 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He's struck out 109 batters and walked 35.