Boston Red Sox prospects had a busy week. There was an MLB debut as well as a frequent RSPW member’s Triple-A promotion – but Bobby Dalbec stole the show.
That’s right! Jalen Beeks made his Major League debut for the Boston Red Sox this week. If I’m being honest, it didn’t go as planned. The left-hander allowed six earned runs in four innings of work.
This led to a lot of chirping about how he’s not a Major League talent. Basically, the same stuff people claimed after Hector Velazquez‘s first outing. You know, the guy who has a 1.99 ERA for the Red Sox this year.
I can’t stand that kind of stuff. Admittedly, I’m an overly positive observer. I find it much easier to see the good in a player than focus on the bad. That being said, I feel any level-headed person can agree that one start isn’t a good measure for someone. If we’re going off one start, then every pitcher ever is miserable because they’ve all thrown a few stinkers.
Also in Beeks’ defense, some of the damage in the game wasn’t exactly done with force. The lovely Red Sox Stats twitter page gives a perfect description of this.
Now a hit is still a hit so we can’t just pretend like they didn’t happen. It does show that Beeks wasn’t exactly bullied, however.
Following his game, Beeks was sent back down to Triple-A. Meanwhile, Justin Haley was called up for the first time this season. The 26-year-old right-hander spent a number of years in the Red Sox organization before getting a chance with the Minnesota Twins last season. He currently holds a 3.18 ERA in Triple-A.