August 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM
SoxProspects.com's Chris Hatfield has confirmed that the Red Sox have promoted outfielder Manuel Margot to High A Salem. Margot has spent all of the 2014 season with the Low A Greenville Drive, and is currently ranked the #10 prospect in the Red Sox organization by SoxProspects.com. Margot's promotion was first reported by Joon Lee of OverTheMonster.com.
Margot, 19, has been on a tear recently. He has hit safely in all 12 August games, going 24 for 52 and posting a slash line of .462/.509/.731. Overall on the season, Margot has hit .287/.356/.451 while leading the Drive with 105 hits and 61 runs scored. He currently leads the organization with 39 stolen bases, and has 35 extra-base hits on the season, up from the 11 he had as a member of the Lowell Spinners in 2013.
Originally signed in July 2011 out of the Dominican Republic, Margot quickly drew raves for his excellent defensive instincts and quick hands. Jim Callis of MLB.com described the speedy Margot as having a ceiling of an All-Star and that it was "not hard to envision him as a solid regular."
Photo Credit: Manuel Margot by Kelly O'Connor