Red Sox minor lines: Nick Longhi highlights Opening Day in Lowell

The Lowell Spinners' season is underway, and Nick Longhi is off to quite the start.

Portland L 1-6

Deven Marrero: 1-4
Blake Swihart: 1-3, K
Sean Coyle: 2-4, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, K

It's getting hard to remember Keury De La Cruz' impressive 2012.  Nine games into his 2014 season, and it looks like he's ready to continue his dramatic slide from 2013.

Salem W 6-1

Pat Light: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

A rain delay ends Light's night early, ensuring that he finally has a scoreless outing to his name in Salem.

Greenville W 8-2 (In 7)

Forrestt Allday: 3-4, 3B
Wendell Rijo: 0-3, BB, K
Manuel Margot: 1-3, 3B, BB, SB

Greenville W 2-0 (IN 7)

Forrestt Allday: 2-3, 2B
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, BB, K, SB, E
Wendell Rijo: 0-2, K

A package promotion of Forrestt Allday and Carlos Asuaje to Salem might just make that team a little bit interesting again. Seems like an easy call given their ages and performances.

Lowell W 7-2

Nick Longhi: 3-4, 2B, 3B

Lowell isn't terribly interesting at the moment, but the draft picks will start to filter in with time. For now, we get Nick Longhi, a signability pick from 2013 (a rare thing in today's world of bonus pools). Longhi was entirely unimpressive in 45 at bats with the GCL team last year, but that's kind of to be expected from a guy just weeks out of high school. Such a performance is easily erased with any success in Lowell, and he's certainly off to a good start in that regard. And at 18, Longhi would still be ahead of the curve if he didn't so much as start Greenville until 2015.

DSL Red Sox W 16-7

Luis Alexander Basabe: 4-6, 3B, SB
Rafael Devers: 0-3, BB

An odd night for Devers to finally go hitless. Let's take the opportunity to mix in the active Basabe brother. As a center fielder who can both run and swing the bat pretty hard, Basabe is worth attention based on tools alone. He's not exactly top-of-the-line in either category, and as with any 17-year-old carries big question marks, but he's off to a .349/.500/.605 start for the DSL Red Sox, and while he's yet to hit one out, five triples in 43 at bats (and seven stolen bases in seven tries besides) helps to show off that valuable combination mentioned earlier. It also probably shows off that there's some bad defense in the DSL, but still.

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