Prospect Report: Dylan Crews Has Five-Hit Day


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Dylan Crews, OF, Nationals: The Nationals have sent Crews to Low-A Fredericksburg to get acclimated and comfortable in pro ball. Right now, it’s hard to imagine how Crews could look any more comfortable at the plate. He went 5-for-5 with two home runs on Sunday. He also drew a walk. Crews was thrown out for a second time in five games, so there is at least one blemish on his .381/.422/.738 debut—he’s 1-for-3 on stolen bases.

Wilyer Abreu, LF, Red Sox: Abreu homered three times on Sunday. Add to it his home runs on Friday and Saturday and he’s hit one-fourth of his 20 home runs in the past three days.

Shane Sasaki, OF, Rays: Sasaki’s incredible August got even better on Sunday. Sasaki homered twice and doubled twice in a 4-for-5 day against High-A Wilmington. Sasaki has two four-hit games and two three-hit games in August, which helps explain how he’s hitting .457/.490/.761 this month and .307/.384/.478 overall.

Carson Williams, SS, Rays: In that same Bowling Green game where Sasaki went 4-for-5 with two home runs, Williams had the first five-hit game of his pro career. He doubled twice, drove in two and scored two runs. He’s now hitting .262/.359/.506.

Ryan Pepiot, RHP, Dodgers: Pepiot has struggled so far in the majors, but Triple-A has not proven much of a challenge. Pepiot carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. He gave up a single in the seventh before exiting, finishing with 11 strikeouts in 6.2 innings. He retired 20 of the 21 batters he faced.

Jonathan Aranda, 2B, Rays: Aranda hit two home runs on Sunday. That came after hitting two home runs on Saturday and one home run on Friday. Aranda now has 25 home runs. Since June 1, he’s hitting .388/.480/.720 over 256 plate appearances.

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