Rusney Castillo had a week. When I wrote last week’s article, Castillo held a .295 average. That’s up to .315 thanks to a nine-game hitting streak. That leads Pawtucket, which is something you can say a lot for the outfielder. He holds the team lead in doubles (19) and runs scored (28), as well as runs batted in (31). Meanwhile, he’s second in steals (6) and fourth in home runs (3).
Beeks didn’t appear in a Triple-A game this week for obvious reasons. I don’t expect the poor performance in the Majors to mess with his rhythm at all though. I also don’t expect this to change how the Red Sox view him as a part of their future.
Ty Buttrey continues to dominate as of late. The 25-year-old hasn’t allowed an earned run over his last nine innings. Due to that, his ERA has dropped to 2.36 and his batting average against is a clean .215. The right-hander also has a fantastic 43 strikeouts over 26 2/3 innings. Buttrey is the Red Sox 28th ranked prospect. If he keeps up the fantastic work that number could change – or even an MLB debut could be in his near future.
Robby Scott isn’t worried about a Major League debut. He’s thrown 41 2/3 innings in the Majors already in his career. He’s clearly working to get back there though. So far this season the left-hander has a 1.61 ERA in Triple-A. Meanwhile, Scott’s struck out 36 compared to just six walks over 22 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just .181 against the 28-year-old who has a 0.94 WHIP.
Tzu-Wei Lin continues his tear as well. The shortstop struggled with the bat in the Majors this season (.188 average) but has turned it around in Triple-A. He currently holds a 13-game hitting streak that saw his batting average rise from .212 to .275. The 24-year-old is also showing some uncharacteristic pop, hitting three home runs already.