The Spokane Indians may have finally filled their offensive hole at the first base position.
Curtis Terry, a 13th-round pick by the Rangers in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, was called up to Spokane on Saturday from the AZL Rangers. The right-handed first baseman was hitting .305/.357/.525 in 141 at-bats in the Arizona League this season.
Todd McDonald has been the Indians’ primary option at first base, but he’s struggled, hitting only .225 in 120 at-bats. Stephen Lohr, Carlos Garay and Seth Spivey have also been used at first in a pinch this year.
The buzz around Terry stems from his raw power and feel for the plate. He should provide pop to the Indians lineup.
Top of the league
Here’s all the Indians in the top 10 of Northwest League statistical categories at this point of the season:
Seth Spivey is tied for third in the league in RBIs with 34. … Blaine Prescott is 10th in slugging percentage at .433. … Darius Day is eighth in the league in strikeouts with 54 and Chad Smith is 10th with 53. … Spivey’s 29 walks is good for seventh in the league. Preston Scott is ninth with 27 and Day is 10th with 26. … Prescott is third in the league in total bases with 90. … Prescott is tied for sixth in the NWL with five home runs .. Prescott, Day and Charles LeBlanc are each tied for eighth with three triples a piece. … Prescott is tied for sixth with 13 doubles. … Prescott is second with 208 at-bats with
In other Northwest League news…
The Eugene Emeralds won their 15th-straight game on Friday, with a 7-1 win over Boise, setting the Northwest League record for consecutive victories.
Spokane played its part in the streak, as the Emeralds swept the Indians in five games at Avista Stadium from Aug. 12-16. Eugene is 9-1 against Spokane this season.