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June 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Minor Notes: GCL season gets underway


Here are Monday's minor league notes:
  • Chris and Ian take you through the latest on the organization's depth and the impact that the signing of Chris Owings could have on the 161st episode of the SoxProspects.com podcast. They also discuss draft signings, Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, scouting reports from Lowell, and the DSL. 
  • Along with being named the SoxProspects.com Player of the Week, Salem outfielder Marcus Wilson was also named to the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week
  • Trevor Kelley is having a great season for Pawtucket, and Christopher Smith of MassLive.com got a chance to talk to Mike Shawaryn, Josh Taylor, and Brian Bannister about him. Kelley was a Red Sox fan growing up and he reminds Bannister of Darren O'Day. 
  • Smith also wrote about Bryan Mata (pictured), who has added a slider this year and has been able to become a two-seam/slider pitcher along with a curve and a change, according to Bannister. He also talks about how the addition of a cutter has helped Thaddeus Ward have the terrific year that he's having. He also mentions Tanner's Houck's sweeping breaking ball and how he has improved as the year has gone on. 
  • The GCL Red Sox got underway on Monday and you can view their roster here. Notably, former first-round pick and left-handed pitcher Trey Ball will try hitting. He batted fifth today for the GCL Sox and picked up a hit. 
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Players of the Week (June 17 through June 24)

Marcus Wilson, OF, Salem
4 G, 13 AB, 8 H, 1 2B, 4 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, 2 SB, 3 BB, 1 K, .615/.688/1.615

Wilson, who was traded to the Red Sox for Blake Swihart earlier this year, has been terrific since being sent from Portland to Salem. After hitting just .161 with a .532 OPS in 19 games with Portland, Wilson has hit .348 with a 1.118 OPS in 28 games for Salem. The 22-year old has seven doubles, a triple, and seven home runs in just 89 plate appearances with Salem. 

Aldo Ramirez, RHP, Lowell 
1 G, 5 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0.80 WHIP

Ramirez was an international free agent signing in April of 2018 and is off to a nice start in his first year with the Spinners. He has gone five innings in each of his two starts this year with a 1.80 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP. The 18-year-old right-hander has 10 strikeouts to three walks this year.

Photo Credit: Bryan Mata by Kelly O'Connor

 
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