DPL Alumni Manuel Margot, center of attention

With the Red Sox starters’ ERA sitting at 6.03, the time may be getting closer for the team to make a move and acquire a solid starter. And with Cole Hamels checking in with a 0.69 ERA over the last seven days, it may be a perfect time for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to move his prized left-hander. According to a report in the Philadelphia Daily News, former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, now in the team’s front office, is heading to Salem, Virginia this week to scout the Red Sox High-A affiliate in the Carolina league where 20-year-old five-tool outfielder Manuel Margot has been crushing the ball this season. Margot is currently batting .323/.361/.523, going 21-for-65 in 17 games this season.… Read More

Redsox prospect Wendell Rijo, down on the farm talk with DPLbaseball.com

During the 2012 Dominican Prospect League season Wendell Rijo wasn’t tool-for-tool the best prospect, but was undoubtedly the best baseball player in the class. Signing with Boston on July 2, 2012 with an ACL tear, Rijo had knee surgery a week after becoming a Redsox and rehabbed through the start of Spring Training 2013. He played most of the 2013 season in the Gulf Coast League where he hit.271 in 170 at-bats and by the end of the season he was promoted to the New York Penn League / Lowell Spinners ending at.357 in 14 at-bats. He has battled through some adversity but has never lost focus in being the best player he could be. Rijo, ¨I love to play the game – I´m motivated playing here in Greenville this year.… Read More