Teddy Stankiewicz has had an up and down season. He had an excellent stretch of a 2.88 ERA over four starts after an eight run meltdown on May 3. Before that he’d had a 1.13 ERA over four starts. The eight run game happened to the 2013 second round draft choice again this week, allowing nine hits over 3.2 innings. The six foot four righty has a 4.31 ERA over 56.1 innings, walking 17 and striking out 35 batters.
Nate Freiman likely thought he would do better than he has at Double-A at age 29. He has a modest five game hitting streak, but his batting line is .254/.325/.418 with two homers in 67 at-bats. For a guy who has had major league time over two seasons with the Athletics, the Red Sox might be considering releasing him to clear a spot for a younger guy on his way up.
Aaron Wilkerson has split time between Portland and Pawtucket this season, making 10 starts on the season, allowing more than three earned runs just one time. This week’s start was 6.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out nine batters. Between the two levels, Wilkerson has pitched 55.1 innings, logging a 2.10 ERA allowing just 38 hits and striking out 62 batters. If he continues this success at Pawtucket, he could be in line for a call-up this season.
Sean Coyle is doing better at Portland than at Pawtucket, but perhaps the Red Sox expected him to post better stats at AA than he has. Coyle’s .275/383/.490 batting line is similar to the one he had two years ago when he was added to the 40 man roster. The strikeouts are a concern, piling up 23 whiffs in 51 at-bats at Portland, 53 in 123 at-bats for the entire season. The Red Sox have to be considering dropping him from the 40-man roster.
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