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Lowell Spinners Baseball Notes 8/9/17

The comings and goings continue with the Lowell Spinners. Moving on were second baseman Brett Netzer, and pitchers Juan Florentino and Jared Oliver up to Low-A Greenville. Arriving in Lowell are RHP Taylor Ahearn and infielder Stevens Reveles.

Netzer played 22 games in a Spinners uniform hitting .317, 14 RBI and six doubles. His on-base percentage was .376 and slugging at .390. He played 19 games at second base where he made only two errors

Florentino left as the league leader in games finished with 12. He was second in the league in saves with five and was third in lowest BB-IBB/9 IP Ratio at 0.96 (two BB’s in 18.2 innings).

Oliver led the league in lowest batting average for relievers at .131 ( eight hits in 61 AB) and was second in highest SO/9 IP Ratio at 14.29 ( 27 K’s in 17.0 IP).

Ahearn made his Spinners debut during their last home stand pitching VS Hudson Valley.

Reveles is making his return to Lowell. In 2016 he played 29 games for the Spinners after signing with the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Nebraska.

Fourth round pick Jake Thompson made his long awaited return to the mound against Hudson Valley. The outing lasted only one inning, but for Thompson, it must have felt good to get back out there and compete.

Catching has been a three-way job this season for Lowell. However, in the past few weeks, one may be starting to break away and play more regularly. Samuel Miranda is hitting .257 at home this year. More importantly, he’s gone a stretch of 23 games without making an error.

It looks like Manager Iggy Suarez has settled on a leadoff hitter. Michael Osinski has recently taken over that role and done some positive things with it. In a seven game sample, Osinski was hitting .357. Last Friday night he hit his first home run of the year VS Hudson Valley, hitting the first pitch he saw in that game over the wall in left.

With the three players moving up to low-A ball, it makes four players who have moveD up a level since the season began.

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