Sunday, July 27, 2014
Prospects Plus: Red Sox Wendell Riijo
Name: Wendell Rijo
Organization: Red Sox
Team: Greenville Drive
Organizational Rank:18th best prospect according to Baseball America
Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 1-2 with a homerun and two walks
Positives: In his first at bat Friday night, Rijo fell behind 0-2 and then was able to turn on a fastball from Yacksel Rios and hit it over the left field fence. Hits from a wide-open stance, with his hands high, before taking big step to close to even in his stride. Quick hands, solid batspeed.
Negatives: Is prone to lazy mechanics and will tend to field balls off to the side that he has time to field in front.