April 17, 2006

Iggy Suarez Report #1

I chose Iggy Suarez for SoSH's Adopt-A-Prospect forum. Suarez is a 2B-SS playing for the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Advanced Class A). He's only playing part-time, but has started off the season well.

Suarez is second on the Blue Rocks in batting average (although that is not likely to continue). His .368 average -- helped out by a great two-day stretch (3-for-3 on April 10 and 2-for-3 on April 11) -- trails only Jacoby Ellsbury (.381) after 11 games. All of his hits have been singles. He's also walked three times.

Iggy had been a shortstop, but one of Boston's better propsects, Jed Lowrie, is at that position in Wilmington, so Suarez has been playing second base, splitting time with Dominic Ramos (who is hitting only .095, 2-for-21). However, Iggy did play short on April 11, giving Lowrie a day off.

Unless otherwise noted, Suarez is at second base and batting 9th:
0406 Myrtle Beach  DNP
0407 Myrtle Beach 1-4, run scored
0408 Myrtle Beach DNP
0409 Myrtle Beach DNP
0410 Kinston 3-3, run scored, batted 8th
0411 Kinston 2-3, walk, run scored; played SS
0412 Kinston 0-3
0413 Kinston DNP
0414 Salem 1-3, walk, run scored
0415 Salem DNP
0416 Salem 0-3, 2 K
Totals: 7-for-19, 4 runs scored, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts. Suarez has made no errors in the field.

You can find Wilmington team stats here and box scores and game logs here. After 11 games, Wilmington is 4-7, including having been swept in a four-game series against Kinston (1-4, 3-4, 1-3 and 1-4).

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