Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Wilyer Abreu has been elite since the calendar turned to August. The left-handed hitting outfielder is 18-for-40 (.450) with two doubles, seven home runs, 18 RBI, and one steal in 11 games. Abreu is slashing .268/.380/.521 with nine doubles, one triple, and 20 home runs. He's driven in 58 runs, scored 60 more, and stolen six bases.
Ceddanne Rafaela continued to be otherworldly this week and hit another home run. The right-handed hitting centerfielder is slashing .324/.373/.662 in Triple-A. Overall, he's slashing .305/.347/.524 with 28 doubles, two triples, and 18 home runs. Rafaela's driven in 70 runs, scored 68 more and stolen 34 bases.
Stephen Scott had a hit in all four games he appeared in this week. The left-handed hitting catcher is slashing .287/.373/.626 in Triple-A. He's slashing .267/.371/.533 with 14 doubles, one triple, and 16 home runs overall on the season. Scott's driven in 57 runs, scored 47 more and stolen six bases.
Enmanuel Valdez is back and still raking. The left-handed hitting second baseman is slashing .269/.392/.580 with six doubles, two triples, and nine home runs. He's driven in 29 runs, scored 25 more, and stolen two bases.
David Hamilton is slashing .247/.361/.444 with 15 doubles, three triples, and 13 home runs. The left-handed hitting middle infielder has driven in 40 runs, scored 59 more, and stolen 44 bases. Hamilton's drawn a solid 54 walks, which you love to see from a speedster.
I feel bad talking about Ryan Fitzgerald on here because he should have gotten a shot in the Major Leagues already. The left-handed hitting utility is slashing .293/.356/.537 with 22 doubles, four triples, and 11 home runs in Triple-A. He's driven in 54 runs, scored 44 more, and stolen seven bases.
Brandon Walter tossed three more scoreless innings out of the bullpen this week. The left-handed reliever now has 6 1/3 straight scoreless innings over his last two outings. Walter seems to have embraced a bullpen role, and it's working wonders for him. He'll be back in the Major Leagues, making an impact, this season.
Ryan Fernandez has settled down nicely in Triple-A. The right-handed reliever has tossed six scoreless innings in August. He's allowed just one hit and two walks in that time while striking out eight batters. Fernandez needed a minute to adjust to the level, but he's back to dominating.