Down on the Farm - 7/2/22
Marcelo Mayer (BOS), Zac Veen (COL), Kahlil Waton (MIA) homer, Korey Lee (HOU) gets his 1st big league call-up, Matt Krook (NYY) strikes out 10, DL Hall gets back on track
Player of the Day 🌟
Matt Krook (27) - NYY - 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 10 K, 1 BB
Matt Krook was nearly perfect yesterday for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA) — allowing only two baserunners, a single and a walk. He also struck out 10 across 7.2 innings pitched. The 27-year-old left-hander has a 4.01 ERA across 15 starts in Scranton this season. Krook was originally a 4th round pick out of Oregon back in 2016 by the Giants. He’s had an up and down career and has never put together enough consistency to reach the big leagues. Although he’s had success missing bats, he’s struggled to limit walks — he holds a career walk rate of 14%. This season he’s been able to reduce his walk rate to 10%. While that’s still not great, it’s not as glaring because he’s striking out a whopping 28% of hitters. This could be the year Krook finally gets his first big league call-up.
Marcelo Mayer (19) - BOS (A) - 3-5, HR, 2 2B
Mayer went 3-5 with a homer and two doubles for Salem (A) yesterday. He’s now slashing .282/.362/.517 (141 wRC+) with seven home runs and ten stolen bases on the season. Mayer has displayed the type of ability that made him the 4th overall pick in last year’s draft. The Red Sox would probably like to see him cut down on his 28% strike out rate, but he’s balanced that out with a robust 11% walk rate this season. He’s likely headed to Greenville (A+) in the coming weeks.