BOSTON -- Jose Iglesias is the best defensive infielder in the Red Sox farm system, but the shortstop has been swinging a hot bat of late.
Iglesias has at least one hit in 20 of his last 25 games for the Triple-A Pawtucket PawSox and went 1-for-3 on Saturday in the Futures at Fenway game. He had a nine-game hit streak snapped on Wednesday. He's raised his average to .263 with 91 hits in 86 games.
"He's worked so hard in general, just backing up the ball and squaring it up. He's getting into counts and putting some good swings on balls," PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler said. "He's much improved but again still a young guy who needs some reps and is going to continue to get better. He's improving and that's what it's all about."
Iglesias, Boston's No. 11 overall prospect, is in his third season in the Red Sox organization. In 101 games for Pawtucket last year, he batted .235 with 84 hits.