Red Sox Prospect Watch: Change to top-30 list highlights new week

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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 12: Sam Travis #59 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning at Fenway Park on September 12, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Rusney Castillo doesn’t have a home run yet this season. I say this because it’s the only thing I can really critique him on at the moment. The outfielder leads the Pawtucket Red Sox in nearly every offensive category. He has a .325 average with nine doubles. Meanwhile, he’s driven in 13 runs and scored 12 more, while stealing four bases. That pesky contract though.

The next big name in Triple-A is Sam Travis. He’s on the disabled list though and hasn’t appeared in a game since the last article. While he’s learning more positions other than first to improve his versatility, he’s still pretty buried at the moment.

Jordan Betts (no relation to Mookie) has stepped up in his absence. The 26-year-old was struggling in Double-A but has a .289/.340/.578 slash line in Triple-A. He has three homers to accompany 11 RBI in that time and could be on his way to a breakout campaign.

Chad De La Guerra‘s struggles continue, as his slash line now sits at .137/.158/.205. DLG has shown in the past that he can get extremely hot for a long period of time though. With that in mind, he can definitely still turn things around.

Now it’s time for the weekly Jalen Beeks is good portion of the article. The left-handed pitcher has a 1.71 ERA over 26 1/3 innings. In that time he has a 0.95 WHIP and 46 strikeouts. Jalen Beeks is good.

Bobby Poyner is showing that he belongs in the Majors, with a 1.69 ERA over 5 1/3 innings. Meanwhile, Kyle Martin clearly still wants to go back there with a 2.16 ERA over 16 2/3 innings.

Ty Buttrey sits at number 28 on the Red Sox prospect list. He has a 3.86 ERA on the year. Most impressively though is his 25 strikeouts over 14 innings.