Given the strength of the Red Sox farm system (and the fact that the major league happenings are more depressing than anything else), we at BoSox Injection have decided to begin a series of daily updates on the performances of the top prospects in the Red Sox organization. Tune in at 10:00 AM every morning to get a look at the previous day’s minor league games, starting now!
Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox
Rusney Castillo (1-4, R, RBI, BB, K)
Garin Cecchini (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, K)
- Cecchini has had a tough 2015 season, slashing a meager .201/.280/.306, and though he’s still had a rough go of things in June, he’s at least been showing some power. He’s hit four of his five home runs on the season this month and his 2-4 with a double and a walk is encouragingly reminiscent of his stellar 2013 season. Unfortunately, even if he performs well for the rest of the season, it’s tough to see a future for Cecchini in the Red Sox organization.
Sean Coyle (1-4, RBI, BB, K)
Allen Craig (1-5, 2 K)
Joe Kelly (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)
- My colleague Rick McNair covered Kelly’s performance yesterday, so there’s no need to break this down too much. However, this is without question an incredibly encouraging performance by Kelly. More than anything else, the seven innings pitched and one walk stand out as takeaways from yesterday’s game.
Travis Shaw (0-3, 2 K)
Shane Victorino (1-4, K)
- Victorino has been on a rehab assignment for the past few days and it shouldn’t be long before he’s ready to return to the Red Sox.
Double-A Portland Sea Dogs
High-A Salem Red Sox
Mauricio Dubon (0-2, R, RBI, BB)
Tzu-Wei Lin (2-4, 2B, R, RBI)
Wendell Rijo (2-4, R)
Teddy Stankiewicz (7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)
- Stankiewicz continues his pattern of solid but unspectacular performances. Selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, Stankiewicz looks the part of a durable back-end starter and he showed it yesterday.
Low-A Greenville Drive
Rafael Devers (3-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI)
- Devers comes through with a big game for the Drive, recording three hits and three RBIs. The precocious 18-year old has scuffled of late, hitting only .241 in his last ten games, but he’s still been more than respectable in his first taste of full-season baseball, slashing .306/.336/.449 in 61 games.
Nick Longhi (1-4, 2 R, RBI, K)
Yoan Moncada (2-4, 2B, R, RBI)
- Moncada, on the other hand, has been impressive lately and Sunday’s strong game continues a three-game stretch in which he’s gone 5-11 with 2 doubles and a walk. His season has still been a disappointment on the whole, but he has shown flashes of brilliance and still is acclimating to the lifestyle of a professional baseball player. Once he is able to show off his huge talent on a consistent basis, he could prove to be a very worthwhile investment for the Red Sox.
Short Season-A Lowell Spinners