Originally written on FenwayNation  |  Last updated 6/24/13
Bogaerts In PawtucketTop Red Sox prospect (and #8 overall prospect in baseball) Xander Bogaerts is still struggling at AAA. While it's still a relatively small sample size, it's instructive to look at his performance now that he has 10 full games under his belt at Pawtucket. In a total of 39ABs, Bogaerts has just 8 hits—although three of those have been HRs. He's walked four times and has eleven strikeouts. His on-base percentage is a paltry .279, while his overall average is just barely above the Mendoza Line. This contrasts mightily with his AA numbers this year—.311/.407/.909. Of course, his Portland stats are over 56 games and Bogaerts could easily rebound and display AAA numbers more in-line with what the Red Sox expect. He is still the brightest light in the organization and our best bet at a franchise-type player over the next couple of years. The Red Sox are more than willing to patient with their star-in-waiting.
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