That’s what I assumed since he’s really gotten no pub for this career year. Thanks
HR #24 yesterday. He is on some type of tear lately. 7 games, 33 PA, .387/.424/1.000 on a .375 BAbip with 2bb/9bb, 1 2b and 6 HR.
Six shutout 2 hit innings from Groome with 9:1 KO/BB. I did a double take thinking this was the box for his last (and 1st Portland) start. Lots of good things have happened this year in our system and Groome's two great performances after being promoted to AA might be right up there
11.0 ip, 4 hits, 0 r, 1bb/19k. 15 of the 19k were via swinging.
In other news, Matthew Lugo
stays hot, going 2/3 with a double and a walk. Now at .307/.389/.427 over his last 252 PA.
Last 14 games: .429/.500/.673 in 60 PA/49 AB. 7bb/11k, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR.
His first 195 PA this season: .228/.273/.278. 10bb/38k. 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR. So yeah, he has 2 more extra base hits in his last 60 PA than he did in his first 195. Only 3 less walks.
For the year: .271/.339/.359 in 447 PA, 36bb/88k, .337 BAbip. 15 sb/4cs.
Vs R: 367 PA, .296/.368/.397, 32bb/67k.
vs L: 80 PA, .164/.203/.192, 4bb/21k.
Players like him and to a lesser extent Nick Decker are interesting and sort of lost in the shuffle. They didn't have the best debut and didn't have a chance to redeem themselves in 2020. Lugo is a raw 5 tool player who was 19 at the start of the season. It looks like it's starting to come together a little bit after a terrible start. If he does add the power as is projected, he could move up some list. Sox prospects has him ranked 20th so maybe not too forgotten. Decker is at 31.
is currently hitting .273/.376/.458 in Salem with 34bb/73k in 266 PA. 25 xbh, including 8 hr. Last 18 games: .309/.400/.588 in 80 PA, 4 doubles, 5 HRs. 11bb/31k. Lots of swing and miss.
(how can he not be everyone's binky with that name) is holding his own in Salem after being promoted a few weeks back. He turned 19 in July. His scouting report isn't the most glowing but sometimes young players develop in unforeseeable ways. Upon looking, it actually looks like sox prospects has updated their scouting report on him. In 35 PA in A ball, he's slashing .281/.343/.375 with 3bb/4k, a double and a triple. I'm not entirely sure why he was promoted to Salem as his FCL line isn't earth shattering (.252/.358/.403, 21bb/37k in 162 PA, 12 sb/0CS). Though in the last 29 games he was better (.295/.397/.473, 18bb/29k in 131 PA, 10 sb/0CS).
He should have at least an average hit tool if not better and should be average defensively with a plus arm. He's an incredibly heady player and plays faster than he is. He's also small and will probably never hit for much power.
2021 3rd round pick Tyler McDonough
is off to a good start. Over the last 12 games: 57 PA, .383/.491/617, 9bb/8k, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR. 3sb/0 Cs.
For the year at A: .310/.408/.464 with 13bb/19k in 98 PA, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR.
last 51 games: 194 PA, .328/.371/.572 on a .372 BAbip, 8bb/36k. 20 doubles, 8 HR.