20-year old Manuel Margot, who is currently the seventh ranked prospect in the organization and the 72nd ranked prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America, has been promoted to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs from the Single-A Salem Red Sox. He will make his Sea Dogs debut tonight Monday, June 22nd against the Reading Fightin’ Phils. To make room for Margot on the roster, outfielder Dave Sappelt was placed on the disabled list according to the Sea Dogs website.
In 64 games for Salem, Margot had hit .282/.321/.420 with three home runs and runs batted in. The Dominican native cooled down after an incredible month of April that saw him hit .354 with only one strike out, before being placed on the disabled list in early May. Margot returned on the 30th of May and has returned to his vintage self, hitting .316/.342/.474 and slugging two of his three home runs on the season.
The Red Sox signed Margot as an international free agent in July of 2011, and he was promptly named the Red Sox Latin Program Player of the Year in 2012. He was also voted last seasons Red Sox Minor League Baserunner of the year and attended Fenway Park in September to accept the award.
Fans will have their first chance to see Margot take the field at Hadlock when the Sea Dogs open up a seven-game home stand against the Reading Fightin’ Phils beginning this Saturday, June 27th.
Tickets are still available for all Sea Dogs’ home games with prices starting at just $8, as well as the Eastern League All-Star Classic that will be held at Hadlock Field on Wednesday, July 15th. Voting for the All-Star Classic is still underway, and fans can vote here for their favorite Eastern League pitcher and position player until Saturday, June 27th.