Monday, June 17, 2013

18-Year Old Sox Prospect Debuts For Spinners

(Lowell Spinners Photo)
Tonight, 18-year old center-field prospect Manuel Margot will start his professional career with the Lowell Spinners. In weekend exhibitions, Margot showed why the Red Sox organization is so high on the 6', 170-pounder from the Dominican Republic. Margot has plus-plus speed and showed it by stretching a gap shot into a triple—and then scoring on an overthrow. In last year's Dominican Summer League, Margot hit .285 with 4 HRs and 45 RBIs—and that was at age 17! Look for him to move swiftly through the system.