By Tiffany Williams –
If there’s one particular name that stands out more on the Worcester Red Sox roster, by now it’s probably Ryan Fitzgerald who has been one of the team’s most impressive players in the early half of this season. It’s been evident in the hits Fitzgerald has accumulated and his overall play at almost every position except catcher and pitcher. No matter the role, Fitzgerald has exceeded expectations.
Fitzgerald, 27, who is a shortstop by trade has upped his versatility this season, playing eleven games at third base, eleven games in right field, six at second base, five in left field, two at shortstop, two at first and one in center field.
With fourteen multi hit games, Fitzgerald’s average is .285, his OPS is .892, he has 24 runs, 41 RBI and leads the Worcester Red Sox with ten homers.
Lastly, when looking for hitters in Boston, the first thing you’d want is someone who can consistently make contact with the ball and Fitzgerald with his patience at the plate has displayed good bat-to-ball skills.