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RedSoxtober
09-01-2015, 04:19 PM
Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is capping a tremendous second half of the season for Single-A Greenville and with his performance he’s been named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team and was also selected as the league’s Most Outstanding MLB prospect.

“In this, his first year in professional baseball, Yoan has had an outstanding debut with us here in Greenville and is very much deserving of this recognition as one of the South Atlantic League’s best players,” said Drive manager Darren Fenster via a press release.

“For him to join our organization under such a big spotlight and to perform at the level that he has over the course of the season is a testament to his work ethic and desire to become a Major Leaguer. We are very proud of the success Yoan has enjoyed this season, and couldn’t be more excited to watch his continued development over the course of his career, as this is only the beginning for him.”

In 73 games through Monday, Moncada has 45 stolen bases, good for third in the South Atlantic League. He has also posted a .291 average with 59 runs, 80 hits, eight homers, 36 RBI, 37 walks and a .391 on-base percentage. In 48 games out of the leadoff spot, he’s swiped 41 bases in 44 tries and boasts a .335 average with seven home runs.weei.com

win red sox
09-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Im hoping he starts next year in portland, and if everything goes well a september call up.

RedSoxtober
09-02-2015, 03:14 PM
I suspect that the rate of his promotions will have something to do with Pedroia. They can slow-walk him through the system and suggest that they're looking out for a smooth transition to life in the US in addition to adjusting to game speed. Whatever the case, electing to play him at 2B wasn't done without some serious deliberation.

-Lavigne43-
09-02-2015, 11:03 PM
I would love to see his monthly splits. I remember he was playing poorly for the first month and a half due to rust.

RedSoxtober
09-04-2015, 02:29 PM
I would love to see his monthly splits. I remember he was playing poorly for the first month and a half due to rust.

MiLB.com is doing that now. Here's (http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t428&player_id=660162#/splits/R/hitting/2015/MINORS) Moncada.

MAY 9G, 35AB, .257/.316/.429, 1-2B, 1-3B, 1HR, 5RBI
JUN 21G, 74AB, .216/.310/.270, 4-2B, 0-3B, 0HR, 6RBI
JUL 25G, 95AB, .316/.419/.526, 6-2B, 1-3B, 4HR, 13RBI
AUG 19G, 75AB, .333/.451/.573, 7-2B, 1-3B, 3HR, 12RBI

-Lavigne43-
09-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Ha, I look forward to the day when we get advanced stats for minor league players.

Those July and August numbers are monstrous. If he had a different background I bet he would have been promoted to Salem. I think he could move up the ladder very quickly next year.