Want to know why I don’t listen to prospect rankings?
21-year-old Victor Acosta has a .339/.381/.505 slash line for the Full-A Greenville Drive. This coming off a season where he slashed .310/.368/.419 between Short-A and Advanced-A.
He’s not on the Red Sox top-30 prospects list. You know, the organization that everyone keeps saying has one of the worst prospect groups.
Lorenzo Cedrola has a .333 batting average this year, and in just 81 at-bats has three triples. The 20-year-old has good speed potential (three steals so far) and could develop into a nice all-around player. Although, don’t expect too many home runs from him.
Michael Osinski is finally back! After going 0-for-4 in his return, the third baseman went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Monday. He’s slashing .299/.373/.403 on the year.
Kevin Suarez is hitting .267 on the year with 14 RBI and 23 runs scored. Those are pretty solid numbers for a 19-year-old. You can upgrade those to great numbers though considering the switch-hitting second baseman has eight steals to go along with them.
Marcos Lantigua and Kutter Crawford have both yet to pick up a win this season. Lantigua is 0-4 but has a 2.81 ERA; while Crawford is 0-2, but has a 1.94 ERA. Crawford also has an impressive 52 strikeouts over 41 2/3 innings.
Denyi Reyes hasn’t had too much trouble winning (3-3). His numbers are highlighted by a 2.76 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Opponents are hitting .236 against the 21-year-old this season. Meanwhile, the right-hander has 50 strikeouts (compared to five walks) over 45 2/3 innings.
Enmanuel De Jesus continues his strong season as well. The 21-year-old is 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 0.87 WHIP on the year. Opponents are hitting .179 against the left-hander – who has 31 strikeouts (again compared to five walks) over 23 innings.
Cole Brannen was sent down to Short-A Lowell due to his slow start (.157 average). The speed is there though (nine steals) so some time working on his swing could make him extremely dangerous. Lowell’s season hasn’t started yet though.