Red Sox promote shortstop Deven Marrero to Triple-A Pawtucket
|07.02.14 at 3:26 pm ET|
Red Sox shortstop prospect Deven Marrero, amidst a strong season in Double-A that suggested considerable offensive progress from a year ago, was promoted from Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Marrero, 23, is hitting .287 with a .368 OBP, .429 slugging mark, five homers and 26 extra-base hits in 68 games, representing statistical improvement by every hitting measure over his first full pro season, in which the 2012 first-rounder hit .252/.338/.317 with two homers and 22 extra-base hits in 104 games between High-A and Double-A.
He’s also an extremely polished defender who projects to offer well above-average defense at shortstop, with some evaluators likening his defense to the steadiness of Stephen Drew but with greater range and the potential for more spectacular plays. He projects as a first division major league starting shortstop.
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