Red Sox Prospect Watch: New names accompany new week
Cole Sturgeon is, uhm, hitting. The Portland Sea Dogs outfielder has a ridiculous .369/.447/.569 slash line on the year. He’s hit three homers and driven in nine runs, while scoring 10 more. If none of that’s enough, he’s a perfect 5-for-5 on steal attempts.
Fellow outfielder Tate Matheny has seen a dip in numbers, but his .288 average is still solid. He’s scored 10 runs and stolen two bases as well.
Josh Tobias seems to be figuring out Double-A life. The infielder has a .311 average with nine runs scored. While he isn’t hitting for much power or driving in runs, he’s giving others golden opportunities to drive in runs behind him.
Esteban Quiroz has been the breakout star so far though. He’s now on the disabled-list and hasn’t played since April, 23 though. Nevertheless, he still leads the team in a ridiculous amount of offensive categories. Those include slugging percentage (.604) as well as doubles (4) and home runs (4). He’s also the leader in runs scored (11) and RBI (13).
Speaking of the disabled-list, Josh Ockimey has slumped since returning from the DL. The first baseman is hitting .219 with one home run and five RBI. It’s important to remember he has just 32 at-bats on the year though.
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Danny Mars is slumping as well (.180 average). The man has a proclivity for multi-hit games though so an 11-for-61 start isn’t something he can’t dig himself out of. On the positive side, he already has three steals despite his low average.
Teddy Stankiewicz once again lowered his ERA in an appearance, dropping it to 7.45. It’s hard to brag about that, but major improvements are clearly being made.
Travis Lakins meanwhile made his first appearance of the year, going three innings and not allowing an earned run. Monitor him closely as he should be an interesting person to watch this year.
Mike Shawaryn turned out another solid performance, and he holds a 2.91 ERA over 21 2/3 innings on the year. If this continues a move to Triple-A in the soon-ish future isn’t out of the question by any means.
Then there’s Matthew Kent and Jake Cosart. Both still haven’t given up any earned runs on the year. That being said, neither of them appeared in a game between the last article and this one.