Red Sox Prospect Watch: Bobby Dalbec’s stock is still rising
By Hunter Noll
The Boston Red Sox have been labeled as a prospect-deficient team. Bobby Dalbec is destroying that narrative, however, as he’s only getting better.
For a team that isn’t supposed to have a good minor league system, the Boston Red Sox sure do have a lot of intriguing pieces. One of those players just so happens to be Tzu-Wei Lin.
The shortstop has set Triple-A on fire this season but struggled mightily during his stretch in Boston. Following a recent injury to Rafael Devers, Lin was recalled to the Majors on July 12.
No time was wasted for the 24-year-old, going 1-for-3 with a walk in his first game since being called up. That snapped a hitless streak for Lin that stretched over 26 at-bats in the Majors.
His average is still incredibly low at the moment (.175) but that’s over just 40 at-bats. The .308 average in 185 Triple-A at-bats is much more encouraging.
Boston is also currently enlisting the help of two Triple-A arms out of the bullpen.
With Pawtucket, Bobby Poyner has put up a strong stat line. It’s the numbers he’s boasting in the Majors that are truly eye-popping though. Over 10 2/3 innings the left-hander has a 1.69 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He’s back on the MLB roster but has yet to appear in a game during this stint.
Ryan Brasier is enjoying his first stint in the Majors since 2013. Multiple injuries have kept him away, but he’s earned his spot back in the Show.
The 30-year-old is clearly looking to stay for the long-term as well, as he’s yet to allow a run over five innings. Not only has he kept opponents scoreless, they barely touch him. Brasier has allowed just two hits and two walks in that time, making a strong case to keep his spot in the bullpen.