Pink Sox prospect named Worldwide League Participant of the Week

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Wilyer Abreu hit six house runs this week, three coming in a single recreation.

Pink Sox prospect Wilyer Abreu was named the Worldwide League Participant of the Week. Jim Davis/Globe Workers

The way forward for the Boston Pink Sox’ outfield seems to be vibrant.

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Worcester Pink Sox outfielder Wilyer Abreu was named Triple-A Worldwide League Participant of the Week for place gamers throughout the week of Aug. 7-13 on Monday. All through the six video games he performed that week, he batted .591 and hit 16 RBIS, 6 house runs, and a grand slam.

Three of his homers got here on Sunday’s 13-4 win in opposition to the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. With that efficiency, Abreu grew to become the primary Worcester participant ever to hit three house runs in the identical recreation.

The Pink Sox acquired Abreu within the commerce that despatched Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros on Aug. 1, 2022. He was despatched to Double-A Portland to finish that season, and he made his Triple-A debut in April after recovering from a hamstring harm he suffered in Spring Coaching. 

In 80 video games this season in Worcester, Abreu has batted .268 with a .906 OPS and has hit 58 RBIs and 20 house runs. These 20 house runs tied for the twelfth most house runs within the Worldwide League.

Abreu turns into the second participant to win this award, becoming a member of Niko Goodrum, who gained it the week of June 19-25. His pitching counterpart was Miami’s Edward Cabrera, the Marlins’ No. 2 prospect in 2022.

The Pink Sox have an abundance of outfield expertise of their farm system, particularly in Worcester. Abreu, the Pink Sox’ No. 17 prospect, shares Polar Park’s outfield with No. 3 prospect Ceddanne Rafaela, who has just lately turned heads with the velocity, protection, and sheer energy he’s displayed in his brief time at Triple-A to date.

Under Worcester, the Pink Sox boast two elite outfield prospects: Roman Anthony (No. 2) in Excessive-A Greenville and Miguel Bleis (No. 5) in Single-A Salem. Greenville’s Allan Castro (No. 30), Portland’s Phillip Sikes, and second-round decide Nazzan Zanetello might rise on prospect lists quickly as properly.

Abreu’s dominant week reveals the productiveness of Triple-A Worcester, who’re at present tied with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (PHI) for first place within the Worldwide League. If Abreu retains performing the best way he has, he could possibly be delivery as much as Boston sooner somewhat than later.