Despite a 53-89 record and a last place finish in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, Manuel Margot made sure the Sea Dogs finished their season on a high note.
Margot was announced as the Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs’ player of the week for August 31st through September 7th, joining Aaron Wilkerson and Oscar Tejeda as the third Sea Dog to be given the honors this season.
Over the final week of the season Margot owned a .441 average (15-for-34) with two home runs and eight runs batted in. According to the Sea Dogs’ website, Margot set records for the month of September in at-bats (29), hits (14), RBI (11), total bases (25) and slugging percentage (1.347).
Margot capped off his impressive week by becoming just the first member of the Sea Dogs to hit for the cycle at Hadlock Field, joining Tim Roberson as the second Sea Dog to join the cycle club this season. He finished the day 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple, home run and five RBIs. The historic feat came on Field of Dreams Day at Hadlock Field, where the players where throwback uniforms and enter the field through corn stocks in the outfield as homage to the classic film.
In 110 games this season split between the Single-A Salem Red Sox and the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, Margot posted a .276/.324/.419 slash line with six home runs, 50 RBIs and 39 stolen bases while being caught just 13 times. He is currently ranked the third top prospect in the Boston organization behind Yoan Moncada and Rafael Devers, according to MLB.com.
The Red Sox signed Margot as an international free-agent in July 2011. He was named the Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for August and September 2012 as well as the Latin Program Player of the Year that season.