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July 12, 2013 at 3:45 PM

ESPNBoston: Bogaerts continues to impress in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts put up sparkling numbers in 56 games with Portland to start the season before receiving a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. In 28 games since that promotion, he has somehow continued to impress and surprise, as the 20-year old shortstop has already hit more home runs than he did in more than twice as many plate appearances in Double-A.

How exactly does Bogaerts explain this power surge? "I don't know, man," he said chuckling. "In Portland, I hit a lot of doubles that would have been home runs I would say. I guess maybe it's that."

This isn't the first time Bogaerts has gotten off to a slow start in the power department, only to erupt as the weather got warmer. Last season, he had just four home runs over the first two months of the season in Salem, and then proceeded to hit 11 more in June and July before receiving a promotion to Portland.

Read the full story on ESPNBoston.

Photo credit: Xander Bogaerts by Kelly O'Connor

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