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Red Sox Announce 2016 Minor League Awards

Below is the official release from the Boston Red Sox…Mauricio Dubon and Yoan Moncada spent the second half of the season with Portland.

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2016

 

RED SOX ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF 2016 MINOR LEAGUE AWARDS

Recipients to be Honored in Pre-Game Ceremony Today

 

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced infielder Yoan Moncada as this season’s Minor League Offensive Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Roniel Raudes as the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Third baseman Rafael Devers has been named the organization’s Minor League Defensive Player of the Year, while shortstop Mauricio Dubon has earned Baserunner of the Year honors. The Latin Program Player and Pitcher of the Year honors have been awarded to infielder/outfielder Pedro Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Ritzi Mendoza, respectively.

 

Additionally, left-handed pitcher Robby Scott has been recognized as the 2016 recipient of the Lou Gorman Award. Created in 2011, the award is given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the Major League team.

 

The 2016 Minor League Awards are selected by the Red Sox baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors. The recipients will be honored during a pre-game, on-field ceremony at Fenway Park tonight prior to Boston’s 8:08 p.m. game against the New York Yankees.

 

Moncada, 21, finished sixth among Red Sox farmhands with a .294 batting average and fourth with 15 home runs while leading the organization with 45 steals in 57 attempts. In his second professional season since signing as an international free agent in March 2015, the switch hitter played 61 games for High-A Salem and 45 for Double-A Portland before being selected to the major league roster on September 2, combining to go 119-for-405 with 94 runs, 31 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 62 RBI, and a .918 OPS over 106 minor league games. After earning mid-season and post-season All-Star honors in the Carolina League, Boston’s 2015 Baserunner of the Year became the first Red Sox prospect and first Cuban native to be named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year.

 

Raudes, 18, ranked third among Red Sox minor leaguers and tied for third in the South Atlantic League with 11 wins over 24 starts with the Single-A Greenville Drive, also finishing eighth in the organization with a 3.65 ERA (46 ER/113.1 IP) and striking out 104 opposing hitters compared to just 23 walks. The right-hander began the season 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA (16 ER/47.1 IP) in his first 10 starts before earning recognition as a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star, and posted a 3.28 mark (21 ER/57.2 IP) in 12 second-half starts for the Drive. The Nicaraguan-born Raudes has played two minor league seasons since signing with the Red Sox as an international free agent in July of 2014, going 18-9 with a 3.32 ERA (69 ER/187.0 IP), a 1.09 WHIP, and 183 strikeouts compared to 32 walks.

 

Devers, 19, committed only 15 errors over 117 games (116 starts) at third base with High-A Salem, leading Carolina Leaguers in fielding percentage (.960), total chances (377), putouts (104), and assists (258) at the position. Having played no defensive position other than third base since signing as an international free agent in 2013, Devers has improved his fielding percentage each season, from .905 in 2014 to .949 in 2015 and .960 this year. Named a post-season All-Star in the Carolina League, the left-handed batter hit .282 (142-for-503) in 128 games at the plate with 64 runs scored, 32 doubles, eight triples, 11 home runs, 71 RBI, and 18 stolen bases. Over three seasons Devers has posted a .293 average (361-for-1,233) with 182 runs, 87 doubles, 14 triples, 29 home runs, 198 RBI, and 26 stolen bases in 313 minor league games.

 

Dubon, 22, recorded the third-most stolen bases (30-for-37) among Red Sox minor leaguers over 124 total games between Portland (62) and Salem (62) this season. The 2016 Carolina League mid-season All-Star was successful in 22 consecutive stolen base attempts from May 3 to July 7, while his overall success rate of 81.1 percent matched his career high set in 2015. He also ranked third among all minor leaguers in runs scored (101), while his 157 hits were the most among Red Sox farmhands. In 486 at-bats between the two clubs, Dubon finished third in the organization with a .323 average (157-for-486) and recorded 31 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, and 69 RBI. Originally selected by the Red Sox in the 26th round of the 2013 June Draft, the infielder has hit .306 (388-for-1,268) in 330 games over four professional seasons.

 

Castellanos, 18, finished his first professional season with a league-leading 23 doubles and 47 RBI in 62 games for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox 2. The first baseman led the team and ranked among league leaders with a .326 batting average (12th) and a .496 slugging percentage (5th), also collecting four triples, three home runs, 47 RBI, and 26 multi-hit games. In a 7-1 win over the DSL Mets 2 on July 14, the right-handed batter went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI, belting his first career grand slam in the fifth inning. Castellanos ended the campaign with a season-long 14-game hitting streak, batting .423 (22-for-52) with three runs, nine doubles, one triple, and 20 RBI during that time.

 

Mendoza, 20, finished his fourth professional campaign 7-0 with a 1.05 ERA (8 ER/68.1 IP), the third-lowest mark among qualified Dominican Summer League pitchers. The right-hander’s seven wins were tied for eighth in the DSL, as he was one of only three DSL pitchers to win as many as seven games without suffering a loss. Mendoza limited opponents to a .166 batting average over 14 starts, striking out 48 and issuing only 13 walks (3.69 strikeout/walk ratio). He surrendered two runs or fewer in each of his outings, allowing only one run in 12 of them and no runs in six. The Venezuelan native has made 54 appearances (23 starts) since joining the organization in 2013, going 14-6 with a 3.00 ERA (56 ER/168.0 IP), 100 strikeouts, and three saves.

 

Scott made his major league debut on September 2 in Oakland at the age of 27, more than five years after the Red Sox purchased his contract from the independent Yuma Scorpions. The non-drafted free agent left-hander has compiled a 19-12 record with a 2.75 ERA (96 ER/314.0 IP) in 156 minor league games (10 starts) since signing with the Red Sox, earning mid-season All-Star nods in 2014 and 2015 while with Portland. He began the 2016 season with 32 appearances (six starts) for the PawSox, going 4-3 with a 2.54 ERA (22 ER/78.0 IP) and 73 strikeouts against 14 walks before earning his selection to the major league roster on September 2. Since then, Scott has thrown 4.0 scoreless relief innings in his first two big league outings, including 3.0 frames in his Fenway Park debut Thursday against the New York Yankees.

2016 Season Recap

Sea Dogs 2016 Season Recap by Mark Perlman-Price

The Sea Dogs completed the 2016 season with a 55-84 record and finished in sixth place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division (improving from 53-89 in 2015).

The Sea Dogs welcomed 374,746 fans through the gates at Hadlock Field, including their nine-millionth fan in franchise history on August 25th. 2016 marked the third-straight season that total attendance at Hadlock Field has increased (up from 368,291 in 2015).

Portland had the third-highest total attendance in the Eastern League and an average of 5,354 that was also third-best.

Records & Firsts

  • The Sea Dogs set a new single-season franchise record with 47 triples, breaking the previous record of 45 set in 1995.
  • The Sea Dogs also set new single-month team highs for triples (16) and slugging percentage (.455) in July.
  • Aneury Tavarez set a franchise record for triples in a season (13) as well as triples in a single month (5 in July, 5 in August). Tavarez is now tied as the Sea Dogs’ career leader in triples with 14 (Fletcher Bates, 1998-99).
  • Tavarez also posted the highest batting average (.335) as a Red Sox affiliate.
  • Keith Couch set a single-month record for lowest ERA in July (0.75).
  • Couch also now owns the franchise record for career complete games with 7.
  • Teddy Stankiewicz threw the first ever complete game nine-inning one-hitter in franchise history on August 2nd vs. Erie at Hadlock Field. Stankiewicz allowed a single in the sixth inning and retired 27 of 28 batters faced.
  • The Sea Dogs set single-game team records for triples (4 on May 23rd at Harrisburg) and total bases (45 on August 10th at Erie). They also tied a franchise record for most innings played (17 on April 15th vs. Hartford).
  • Tavarez and Mauricio Dubon became the 15th and 16th players in franchise history to register a five-hit game.
  • Andrew Benintendi had his contract selected by the Boston Red Sox on August 2nd and went directly from Portland to the major leagues, becoming the first Sea Dogs position player to make the leap to the majors in-season since Josh Reddick in 2009. One month later, the Red Sox selected the contract of Yoan Moncada, who made the jump from Portland to the big leagues on September 2nd.

Leaders

  • Mitch Atkins led the Eastern League with 145 strikeouts, becoming the first Sea Dog to lead the league since Henry Owens in 2014. Atkins finished with the most strikeouts for a Sea Dogs pitcher since Jon Lester in 2005 (163).
  • Tavarez finished second in the league in batting average to Binghamton’s Phillip Evans by .00012 points while also finishing second in the league in triples, third in on-base percentage (.379), and fourth in slugging percentage (.506).

Streaks

  • Aaron Wilkerson worked 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings from May 5-23. The scoreless streak was the longest for the Sea Dogs in 2016 and tied for sixth longest in franchise history.
  • Tavarez ended the season on the longest hitting streak of the year for a Sea Dogs player at 12 games.
  • Moncada posted the longest on-base streak of the season for a Sea Dogs player at 18 games.

Awards

Eastern League Player of the Week:

  • Andrew Benintendi (July 25-31)

Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

  • Aaron Wilkerson (April 7-17)
  • Keith Couch (July 4-10)
  • Teddy Stankiewicz (August 1-7)

Sea Dogs Team Awards

  • MVP: Aneury Tavarez
  • Pitcher of the Year: Keith Couch
  • 10th Player: Ryan Court
  • Citizen of the Year: Mike McCarthy (3rd straight)

Eastern League Mid-Season All-Stars:

  • Aneury Tavarez
  • Jake Romanski
  • Williams Jerez

Eastern League Postseason All-Stars:

  • Aneury Tavarez

MLB All-Star Futures Game Selections:

  • Yoan Moncada
  • Andrew Benintendi

MLBPipeline.com Prospect Team of the Year:

  • Yoan Moncada
  • Andrew Benintendi

Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team:

  • Yoan Moncada
  • Andrew Benintendi (2nd Team)

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year:

  • Yoan Moncada

Arizona Fall League:

  • Jalen Beeks
  • Mauricio Dubon
  • Yoan Moncada
  • Carlos Febles (Manager)
  • Chris Messina (Strength and Conditioning Coach)

Promotions:

Promoted to the Boston Red Sox:

  • Andrew Benintendi
  • Yoan Moncada

Promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket:

  • Mitch Atkins
  • Bryce Brentz*
  • Keith Couch
  • Ryan Court
  • Justin Haley
  • Austin Maddox
  • Mike McCarthy
  • Mike Miller*
  • Henry Ramos
  • Rainel Rosario
  • Chandler Shepherd
  • Ali Solis
  • Cole Sturgeon
  • Aneury Tavarez
  • Nik Turley
  • Aaron Wilkerson
  • Jantzen Witte
  • Jose Vinicio
  • Luis Ysla

*Called up to the Boston Red Sox

Post-Season Notes

Sea Dogs are finished for 2016, so let’s recap with our post-season notes. Big thanks to Mark Perlman-Price for his assistance.

Enjoy the reading, Here are the postseason-2016 Notes

Benintendi on the move…July records

Jackie Bradley Jr. went from blowing bubbles in Portland to opening up 2013 in Boston.

Jackie Bradley Jr. went from blowing bubbles in Portland to opening up 2013 in Boston.

According to published reports, Andrew Benintendi will be promoted to Boston…The Cincinnati native hit .295 (70-for-237), 8 HR, 44 RBI, 18 2B and 5 3B in 63 games with the ‘Dogs…Overall between Portland and Salem, Benintendi hit .312 with 9 HR and 76 RBI (leads all Red Sox minor leaguers).

In Benintendi’s first game of the season, he went 4-for-5 with High-A Salem. He went 4-for-5 on Sunday in what could be his last minor league game in a while.

Last 5 players to go from Portland to Boston: Jackie Bradley Jr. (2013), Josh Reddick (2009), Justin Masterson (2008), David Pauley (2006) and Hanley Ramirez (2005).

 

Good luck to former Sea Dogs Rich Hill, Pat Light and Josh Reddick, as they were all part of deadline deals. Light was assigned to Triple-A Rochester, where the PawSox open up a series on Tuesday night.
Notes for Tuesday: Series opener against Erie.

LONG RUN AGAINST THE WEST: The Portland Sea Dogs begin a 17-game stretch against the Western Division, opening up 3-game series against the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) at Hadlock Field…Portland and Erie split six games last season, with both home teams taking two of three…RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (3-7, 5.24) makes his team-leading 20th start of the season and his 4th against the Western Division.

NICE WAY TO FINISH: Andrew Benintendi had a career-high 5 RBI on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with 2 homers and 2 doubles, leading the Sea Dogs to an 8-1 win over Binghamton at NYSEG Stadium…Portland had 9 of 10 hits from the top 3 in the order: Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4, 4 runs scored and Mauricio Dubon added 2 hits, including his first Double-A homer…Keith Couch worked 6 innings on 4 hits one run, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts to earn his 7th win of the season…Portland took 3 of 4 from the Mets, winning just their 2nd road series of the season.

GOOD LUCK ANDREW: According to published reports, Benintendi will be promoted to Boston…The Cincinnati native hit .295 (70-for-237), 8 HR, 44 RBI, 18 2B and 5 3B in 63 games with the ‘Dogs…Overall between Portland and Salem, Benintendi hit .312 with 9 HR and 76 RBI (leads all Red Sox minor leaguers)…Last 5 players to go from Portland to Boston: Jackie Bradley Jr. (2013), Josh Reddick (2009), Justin Masterson (2008), David Pauley (2006) and Hanley Ramirez (2005).

AGAINST THE OPPONENT: Portland and Erie play all six meetings over the next two weeks…Next Tuesday-Thursday, the ‘Dogs and ‘Wolves meet in a three-game series at Jerry Uht Park.

AND THAT’S A WRAP: The Sea Dogs went 13-16 in July, despite a +27 run differential (+75 in wins, -48 in losses)…New franchise records: 16 triples (most for any month), .455 slugging percentage (best for July), Aneury Tavarez 5 triples (most for July) and Keith Couch’s 0.75 ERA (best for July).

HE’S THE LEADER: Couch’s 26 career wins are the most for a Red Sox affiliated pitcher and 5 shy of franchise leader Michael Tejera (1998-99, 2001 as Marlins affiliate).

GOOD WORK BY THE ‘PEN: Portland’s bullpen worked 13.2 innings on just one run in the Binghamton series, allowing nine hits, six walks and 10 strikeouts.

Sea Dogs and Fisher Cats conclude series

6vgwkgZs79THURSDAY NIGHT FINALE: The Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) wrap up their four-game series on Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium…Portland has last all six meetings this year in Manchester and seven straight dating back to last season…The Sea Dogs and Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies affiliate) open up a 3-game series in two days tomorrow night, but the games will be at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, New York.

STARTER DOMINATES: New Hampshire’s Taylor Cole (1-2) fired eight innings on 4 hits, one run and 8 strikeouts, as the Fisher Cats beat the Sea Dogs, 6-1 on Wednesday night…Cody Decker provided Portland’s lone run, smacking a two-out homer in the fourth…Jorge Flores went 2-for-3, 2 RBI, as the ‘Cats received a hit from 7 of 9 starters…Kevin McAvoy (5-4) took the loss, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over six innings…Portland has gone in order in 13 of 27 (48%) innings this series.

AGAINST THE OPPONENT: Portland and New Hampshire play 6 series this year, totaling 21 games (11 in New Hampshire and 10 in Maine)…Last season, the Fisher Cats won 13 of 23 from the Sea Dogs, capturing just their 5th season-series win (Portland leads the All-Time series 8-5-1).

VETERAN PRESENCE: Keith Couch has back-to-back complete games and makes his 11th start of the season for the Sea Dogs…In his last start, Couch his third career 9-inning complete game, beating the Hartford Yard Goats…The righty has 6 career complete-games with Portland, the most as a Red Sox organization, and tied for the most in team history.

WELL DESERVED ADDITION: Aneury Tavarez was added to the Eastern League All-Star game yesterday, replacing Hartford’s David Dahl (promoted to Triple-A)…Tavarez is hitting .363 (45-for-124) with 2 homers and 15 RBI in his last 37 games.

AND THAT BALL IS GONE: Portland has hit 12 homers in 7 games this month, and has a home run in nine straight games.

MORE ON THE OFFENSE: Last 18 games for Portland offensively: .286 (179-for-625), 101 runs and 55-for-171 (.322) with runners-in-scoring position…The Sea Dogs have scored 159 runs since June 1st (4.7 runs-per-game).

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION: Follow the Sea Dogs on Twitter: @PortlandSeaDogs or @seadogsradio…Connect on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Vine…Media requests to Chris Cameron at 207-874-9300 or ccameron@seadogs.com.

(AUDIO) Yoan Moncada Press Conference

 

Full Press Release from Portland Sea Dogs

YOAN MONCADA, TOP RED SOX PROSPECT, 
PROMOTED TO SEA DOGS
Portland, Maine – The Boston Red Sox have promoted infielder Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor to the Portland Sea Dogs from High-A Salem.  Left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks is also expected to be promoted to Portland from Salem following the Carolina League All-Star Break (June 20-22).
Moncada, 21, was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on March 12, 2015.  In 61 games with High-A Salem this season, Moncada hit .307/.427/.496 with 25 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 34 RBI, 57 runs, 36 stolen bases, and 45 walks.
At the time of his promotion, Moncada led the Carolina League in stolen bases and was tied for the league lead in doubles and on-base percentage.  He also ranked second in the league in batting average, extra-base hits (34), runs scored (57), and walks.  Moncada was named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the week of May 8, 2016.
Among all Minor League Baseball players, Moncada has the most stolen bases and also ranks among leaders in runs (2nd), doubles (T-4th), walks (8th), and on-base percentage (T-8th).
Moncada is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Red Sox organization and the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball, as well as being the Fastest Baserunner, Best Athlete, and possessing the Best Infield Arm in the Red Sox minor league system.
In his first season in professional baseball in 2015, Moncada played 81 games at Low-A Greenville and hit .278/.380/.438 with 19 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 38 RBI, 61 runs, and led the organization with 49 stolen bases in 52 attempts.
After the 2015 season, Moncada was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year and a South Atlantic League postseason All-Star, as well as the Greg Montalbano Minor League Player of the Year award from the Boston chapter of the BBWAA.
Taylor, 23, was selected by the Red Sox in the 7th round of the 2015 June Draft out of the University of Southern Alabama.  In 15 appearances (three starts) with Salem this season, Taylor is 0-2 with three saves and a 2.60 ERA (13 ER/45.0 IP).  He struck out 56 batters while walking just 10 and holding opponents to a .213 batting average against him.
Among Carolina League relievers, Taylor has the lowest baserunners/9.0 IP ratio (7.59), 2ndlowest opponents’ average (.162), 2nd highest SO/9.0 IP ratio (12.37), and 3rd lowest BB/9.0 IP ratio (1.97).
Beeks, 22, was 4-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 13 starts for Salem.  He was selected by the Red Sox in the 12th round of the 2014 June Draft.
Tickets for the Sea Dogs’ homestand beginning June 21st, as well as all remaining home games can be purchased at the Sea Dogs’ ticket office at Hadlock Field, by phone at (207) 879-9500, or online at seadogs.com.

‘Dogs seek the series win in Bowie

IMG_6257The Sea Dogs are 0-10-2 in their last 12 road series, dating back to 2015. With a win tonight in Bowie, they take the series. Portland has the right guy to end a long drought, as veteran righty Keith Couch (4-1, 3.15 ERA) makes his 7th start of the season. Couch is 24-6 in his Sea Dogs career, holding the second best winning percentage in team history behind Brian Johnson (.833).

Cody Decker homered in his debut in the Red Sox system on Wednesday night. Decker is 5th among active minor leaguers in homers. Below is the list – Peguero and Brown played in Pawtucket.

TOP 5 ACTIVE HOME RUN LEADERS
Brandon Allen* (30) 198
Carlos Peguero* (29) 183
Jake Fox (33) 179
Corey Brown* (30) 164
Cody Decker (29) 160

Tonight for Bowie…Former Red Sox farmhand Jason Garcia makes the start opposite Couch. Garcia was taken by the Astros in the MLB Phase of the Rule 5 Draft in 2014 and traded to Baltimore…J.J. Hardy continues his 3-game MLB Rehab Stint.

Portland opens ups a 3-game set in Richmond on Friday night against the Flying Squirrels.

Notes for today:

RUBBER MATCH-UP AGAIN: Portland plays a rubber game for the second consecutive series, closing out a 3-game set on Thursday night against the Bowie Baysox at Prince George’s Stadium…The ‘Dogs won Sunday’s rubber game against Richmond at Hadlock Field, and seek their first road-series win on the road since August 18-20, 2015 at Altoona (0-10-2 in their last 12 road series)…Keith Couch is 24-6 in his Sea Dogs career, owning the second highest winning percentage in team history.

Cody Decker made his debut last night and homered in his second at-bat.

Cody Decker made his debut last night and homered in his second at-bat.

OFF AND RUNNING: The Baysox scored 6 runs off Kevin McAvoy (3-3) in 2.2 innings, taking the middle game of the series, 7-2, Wednesday night…Jeff Kemp hit two homers for Bowie and Garabez Rosa went 3-for-5, RBI…Cody Decker homered in his debut in the Red Sox system and Tzu-Wei Lin added an RBI single for Portland’s runs…Brandon Barker (3-0) beat McAvoy for the second straight start, working 7.2 innings on 7 hits, 2 runs and 4 strikeouts…Taylor Grover worked 3.1 scoreless on three hits.

AGAINST THE OPPONENT: With last night’s win, Bowie clinched their fourth series win over Portland in the last six years (two teams tied in 2013-14)…Portland has not won a season series from Bowie since a 4-2 mark in 2010.

MORE ON THE NEW GUY: Decker homered in his second at-bat, picking up his 160th minor league homer…The Santa Monica, CA native is 5th among active minor leaguers…Top 5 active MILB HR leaders: Brandon Allen (198, AAA Louisville), Carlos Peguero (183, AAA Memphis), Jake Fox (179, AA Reading), Corey Brown (164, AAA Oklahoma City) and Decker.

 WE KNOW THIS GUY: Bowie starter Jason Garcia was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 2010 June Draft…Garcia spent 2010-14 in the Sox system, but was take in the 2014 MLB Rule 5 draft by Houston and traded to Baltimore…The righty went 1-0, 4.21 ERA (14 ER/29.2 IP) in 21 games last year with Baltimore.

LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK: Portland is seeking back-to-back series wins for the first time since May 12-18, when they took five of eight from the Binghamton and New Hampshire.

Bowie Preview, Buckner and Carlos Febles

 

 

Thanks to Mick Reinhard, who covers the Harrisburg Senators, for writing this story on me

OPPONENT PREVIEW: BOWIE BAYSOX

By Mark Perlman-Price

Tonight the Sea Dogs are in Bowie, Maryland, to begin a three-game series with the reigning Eastern League Champion Bowie Baysox. The Baysox are the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and play at Prince George’s Stadium.

Last week the Baysox came into Hadlock Field and swept the Sea Dogs, winning 11-5, 4-1, and 10-7 to outscore the Sea Dogs 25-13 over the series. Here’s a closer look inside the numbers:

  • Bowie hit .339 (40-for-118) combined as a team in the three-game series. 15 (13 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR) of their 40 hits were for extra bases, and they posted a .391 OBP and .492 SLG in the series as well.
  • Bowie scored at least one run in 12 of 27 (44%) total innings they batted in the series, and had at least one hit in 19 of 27 (70%) innings.
  • Bowie held a lead for 20 of 27 (74%) innings played, while the game was tied for the other seven.
  • Julio Borbon batted .429 (6-for-14) and scored five runs in the series while also walking three times to post an OBP of .529 over three games. Adrian Marin hit .375 (6-for-16) with a 2B, 3B, HR, and 6 RBI to post an OPS of 1.162. Chance Sisco hit .444 (4-for-9) in two games with 3 RBI, and Austin Wynns hit .400 (4-for-10) with 2 2B and 4 RBI.
  • Baysox starters’ David Hess, John Means, and Brandon Barker served as winning pitchers in all three games of the series. The trio of starters posted a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19 IP) while allowing just 12 hits.
  • The only detraction from Bowie’s dominance was the performance of their bullpen, which posted a 10.13 ERA (9 ER/8 IP) in the series. Baysox relievers allowed 14 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9.
  • The Sea Dogs offense provided lopsided production, with Ryan Court (5-for-11), Nate Freiman (4-for-11), Jake Romanski (3-for-7), Cole Sturgeon (5-for-11), and Aneury Tavarez (3-for-10) combining to hit .400. But the other seven Sea Dogs’ to see action in the series combined to hit just .150 (6-for-40).

PROSPECTS

While not loaded with Top 30 prospects, the Bowie Baysox do have the #3 prospect in the Orioles’ organization according to Baseball America in Chance Sisco. Sisco was a 2nd round pick in the 2013 draft (61st overall) out of Santiago High School in California, and was signed for $785,000. He won the South Atlantic League batting title in 2014 after hitting .340 at Low-A Delmarva and combined to hit .297 between High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie last year, finishing in Bowie as a 20-year-old and one of the youngest players in the Eastern League. A catcher now, Sisco served primarily as a shortstop until his senior year of high school, when he made the switch to catcher because the team needed to fill a hole.

DID YOU KNOW?

Last year Bowie won its first Eastern League Championship, defeated the Reading Fightin Phils in five games. Former Sea Dog Joe Gunkel – who was traded in the middle of the 2015 season for Alejandro De Aza – started the fifth and deciding game of the series and allowed one run in four innings. Bowie right fielder Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl, went 2-for-4 with two doubles for the Baysox in the 7-2 win.

Sea Dogs and Baysox on Wednesday night

Complete Game Notes – http://portland.seadogs.milb.com/documents/8/5/8/182849858/June_8_vs._Bowie_v5pe46dt.pdf

TEDDY’S TURN ON WEDNESDAY: The Portland Sea Dogs and Bowie Baysox (Orioles affiliate) play the middle game of their 3-game series on Wednesday night at Hadlock Field…Dating back to 2014, Bowie has won five straight at Hadlock Field…Teddy Stankiewicz makes his second start against a Western Division opponent, he took the loss on May 20th at Altoona…The Sea Dogs have been outscored 44-20 during a 4-game losing streak at Hadlock Field.

 

RUNS CAME EARLY: Bowie pounded out 16 hits, including 8 doubles, grabbing an 11-5 win over the Sea Dogs in the series opener on Tuesday night…The Baysox scored in the first 5 innings, knocking Mitch Atkins (1-2) out of the game after three innings…Austin Wynns finished 3-for-5, 2 RBI and Adrian Marin went 3-for-6, HR, 2B, 2 RBI…Henry Urrutia had 3 RBI…Cole Sturgeon finished a single shy of the cycle, collecting 3 hits and 2 RBI…Sturgeon hit a one-out homer in the third off winning pitcher David Hess (3-4).

 

AGAINST THE OPPONENT: Portland and Bowie play both series over the span of 10 days…Next week, the two teams play a three-game set at Prince George’s Stadium…Portland’s lone win against Bowie last season was 4-3 in 11-innings on June 13th.

 

LAST 3 IN MAINE: The Sea Dogs have allowed double-digit runs in three straight games at Hadlock Field…The opponent has put up the following numbers: .359 (42-for-117), 38 runs, 18 doubles, triple, 6 homers and hitting .478 (22-for-46) with runners-in-scoring position.

 

HOLDING COURT: Ryan Court went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the series opener, and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games: 20-for-42 (.476), HR, 10 RBI, 3 3B, 2 2B…Court is hitting a season-high .323 (32-for-99), HR and 13 RBI.

 

BAT GETTING WARMER: Wendell Rijo has hit safely in 4 of his last 5 starts: 5-for-15 (.333), 2 RBI, 2 doubles.

 

‘DOGS AND BAYSOX CONNECTION: Bowie INF Tucker Nathans is the younger brother of former Sea Dog John Nathans (2003-04).

 

I THINK HE LIKES MAINE: Nate Freiman has hit safely in 14 of 15 games at Hadlock Field, hitting .306 (15-for-49) with 2 HR and 13 of his 15 RBI in Maine.

 

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Saturday in Altoona, Pa.

CjAUPuBWkAAGXSlThe Sea Dogs look to rebound after an 8-0 loss on Friday night in the series opener against the Curve. Aaron Wilkerson leads the Eastern League with a 1.37 ERA and makes his 8th start of the season for Portland. Wilkerson has a scoreless streak of 19.1 innings, entering tonight’s game.

Longest Scoreless Inning Streaks in Sea Dogs History:
27.2 – Henry Owens – May 19-June 14, 2014
24.0 – Kris Johnson – June 15-July 1, 2008
22.1 — Drake Britton — May 30-June 16, 2013
22.1 – Phil Seibel – May 20-June 11, 2006
21.1 – Felix Heredia – April 5-May 23, 1996
21.0 — Chris Martin — April 5-Streak intact when promoted
21.0 – Clay Buchholz – April 19-May 6, 2007
20.2 – Craig Hansen – August 11, 2005-April 24, 2006
19.1 – Aaron Wilkerson – May 5, 2016-current

SATURDAY IN THE PARK: The Portland Sea Dogs and Altoona Curve (Pirates affiliate) continue their three-game series on Saturday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field…Portland has lost two straight and 17 of 21 on the road…The Curve have won nine of their last 10 games and hold second place in the Western Division…Aaron Wilkerson, the Eastern League ERA Leader (1.37) makes his 8th start of the season and the second of his career against Altoona.

 

EIGHT AGAIN: Portland fell 8-0 to the Curve on Friday night in the series opener, marking the second straight game the opponent has scored eight runs…Altoona scored six runs in the eighth inning on one hit, picking up 5 walks and a hit batter…Barrett Barnes went 2-for-3, 3 RBI and Harold Ramirez added 2 hits to lead the Curve offense…Portland picked up just hits, singles by Sean Coyle and Jake Romanski, Nate Freiman led off the ninth with a double.

 

AGAINST THE OPPONENT: Portland and Altoona play two series this season…The two teams meet in Maine on August 16-18…Last season, the ‘Dogs won 3 series from the Western Division, but took two from the Curve.

 

QUALITY AGAIN: Teddy Stankiewicz took the loss last night, but worked six strong innings on 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks and a strikeout…Stankiewicz has a quality start in seven of eight starts.

 

THAT’S A LOT OF ZEROES: Wilkerson has a scoreless streak of 19.1 innings since May 5th, and has allowed one earned run or less in six of seven starts…The righty is 1.1 innings away from tying Craig Hansen for the 8th longest scoring streak in team history (20.2)…Henry Owens owns the longest scoreless streak in team history: 27.2 (May 19-June 14, 2014)

 

EXTENDS STREAK: Freiman’s double in the 9th inning extended his on-base streak to 10 games…Romanski is 5-for-12 (.417) during a 3-game hitting streak, and leads the team with 11 multi-hit games.

 

TRENDING UP: Portland has raised their team average 12 points in the last nine games, going a combined 74-for-265 (.270)…During the homestand, the Sea Dogs averaged 4.1 runs per-game.

 

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