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Red Sox's Alex Binelas: Promoted to Double-A
Binelas was promoted to Double-A Portland on Friday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Binelas posted prodigious power numbers to start the season at High-A Greenville, slashing .241/.351/.491 with 14 homers, 43 RBI, 41 runs and eight stolen bases over 58 games. The 22-year-old will be rewarded with a promotion and will gain even more standing as a prospect if he can maintain his success against a higher level of competition.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Binelas: Showing three-true-outcomes profile
Binelas has hit 14 homers and stolen eight bases with a .241/.351/.491 slash line and a 38:69 BB:K through 58 games for High-A Greenville.
This is a classic three-true-outcomes profile, as 47 percent of Binelas' plate appearances have ended in a home run, walk or strikeout. The addition of some base-stealing ability certainly boosts the 22-year-old's profile, as he hasn't been caught yet this year after only attempting two swipes last year, succeeding once. With all that in mind, Binelas bears watching. If he can sustain his power production without increasing his strikeouts once he moves up to Double-A, he could gain some helium in prospect circles.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Alex Binelas: Cranking at Greenville
Binelas went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a second run scored for High-A Greenville on Wednesday.
Binelas, the power-hitting prospect acquired from the Brewers in the Hunter Renfroe trade, has homered in three consecutive games and hit safely in all five to start the season. He's 7-for-18 (.389) with three homers, eight RBI, five walks, two steals and eight runs scored to begin his career with the Red Sox organization.... See More ... See Less
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