Denyi Reyes has combined for 13 innings over his last two starts. In that time he’s struck out 15, while walking two and allowing none to score. Lights out.
Reyes has a 1.85 ERA this season. The 21-year-old has 82 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 77 2/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .215 against the right-hander, who has a WHIP of 0.93. Last season, Reyes had a 1.45 ERA and 9-0 record in Short-A ball. Full-A ball doesn’t seem to be much more of a challenge for him. Maybe it’s time for the next level up.
Lorenzo Cedrola just snapped a 14-game hitting streak. He’s slashing .324/.359/.435 with 13 doubles and three triples. The right-handed outfielder has driven in 18 runs and scored 33 more. Meanwhile, he’s stolen seven bases. At this point, the only thing it appears the 20-year-old doesn’t excel in is hitting home runs. If he does everything else this well no one will notice though.
Marino Campana can mash enough for both of them anyways. The 20-year-old has 12 doubles and three triples, as well as 10 home runs. He’s driven in 37 runs and scored 22 more, as well as picking up one stolen base. The right-handed hitting outfielder holds a .242 average, but that’s not terrible considering everything else he’s doing. It’s also slightly higher than it was last week.
Victor Acosta is hitting .308 with 11 doubles and two triples, as well as six home runs. He also has 30 RBI and 26 runs scored. Basically, the 22-year-old is right near the top in almost every offensive category.
He joins Cedrola and Campana in the outfield. That’s a ridiculously stacked grouping. The Red Sox have to be happy with the trio. I’d imagine one (or more) will be in Salem soon enough.
Michael Osinski continues to rake. The third baseman is back up right around .300. After jumping from .269 to .290 last week, he’s gotten the number up to .298 this time around. Osinski has six doubles and two home runs, and even one triple. The 22-year-old right-hander has 24 RBI and 17 runs scored in 39 games. He was drafted in the 31st round last season and is already playing himself into a promotion to Advanced-A.
Yes, it’s true Low-A ball has started. However, the season is brand new. It seems unnecessary to give updates four games in. I’d rather not say “it’s a small sample size” after every player so we’ll give it another week before jumping into Lowell.