Source: Mookie Betts has been summoned from Pawtucket and is en route to NYC. No word on corresponding roster move, but it’s Mookie time!
— John Tomase (@jtomase) June 28, 2014
Betts is currently hitting .345 with 8 HR, 48 RBI, 70 R and 29 SB between Double and Triple-A.
In our last Prospect Power Rankings Betts was ranked #1 and we said:
“With Grady Sizemore released, the need for Betts on the Major League roster has increased dramatically. Jackie Bradley Jr. continues to flounder and Brock Holt had no outfield experience heading into the season, yet alone centerfield. The fact that they are letting Holt learn on the job indicates that they could do the same thing with Betts, who has already been working at the position at both Double and Triple-A.
While he got his Triple-A career off slowly, he’s suddenly caught fire once again. He’s currently on a seven-game hitting streak (through June 22) going 12-32 with 7 RBI, 2 R and 3 SB. Even more impressive then the numbers overall (and those are jaw dropping), is the fact that he has 32 K vs. 45 BB. The Red Sox have struggled, but with baseball in general mediocre this season it will only take one hot streak to get into a Wild Card position. Betts could certainly offer that spark.”
Needless to say, if he’s available in your league he’s a must own option immediately.
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