- Dec 22, 2002
Interesting list. I didn't even remember who Aaron Perry was. Abreu prior to today's game had 113bb/151k in 571 PA. .249/.401/.438 for the year. Lotta walks, lotta strike outs. Last year in A+, he had 38 bb in 331 PA. This year, for just Portland, he has 35bb in 160 PA. Webb is an interesting bullpen arm. Zeferjahn throws hards. Scott is organizational filler.Red Sox (Scottsdale): Nick Yorke, 2B (No. 5); Thad Ward, RHP (No. 16); Niko Kavadas, 1B (No. 22); Wilyer Abreu, OF (No. 24); Aaron Perry, RHP; Steven Scott, C; Jacob Webb, RHP; Ryan Zeferjahn, RHP
After a spectacular .325/.412/.516 pro debut between two Class A stops in 2021, Yorke slumped to .231/.303/.365 in High-A this year while dealing with toe and wrist injuries. Ward regained his plus slider and reached Double-A this summer while coming back from Tommy John surgery in 2021 and could factor into Boston's pitching plans next season. Kavadas is a slugger who ranks fifth in the Minors with 101 walks and has hit .286/.450/.562 with 26 homers while advancing to Double-A in his first full year as a pro.