Bobby Dalbec is starting to reach legendary status, this is just getting ridiculous. The third baseman is up to a .268 average with 26 doubles and 23 home runs. He’s driven in 78 runs and scored 53 more. The doubles and homers, as well as RBI, are all tops in the Carolina League.
It’s gotten to the point where every time he steps up to the plate, you expect Dalbec to hit it a mile. Seriously, do yourself a favor and start watching his at-bats whenever you get the chance.
It’s tough to imagine the Red Sox don’t move Dalbec up to Double-A before the end of the year.
According to a recent tweet, C.J. Chatham appears to have bad taste in pizza.
I mean, were there no Pizza Huts (the King of the chain pizza) in the area? I bring this up because it’s the only negative thing anyone can say about Chatham at the moment. The shortstop is 0-for-his-last-9 and still holds a .312 average in Advanced-A this season.
Combined between Full-A and Advanced-A this season, Chatham has a .310 average and career-highs in doubles (13) and triples (2), as well as RBI (38) and runs scored (40). He also has the first seven steals of his career.
Michael Osinski is back up to a .281 batting average. The corner infielder has 11 RBI in 14 games with Salem this year. He’s also stolen two bases and scored seven more runs. The 22-year-old was drafted in the 31st round of the 2017 draft and is already climbing up the minor league ranks at a pretty fast rate.
Darwinzon Hernandez is showing why he’s the seventh-ranked prospect in the Red Sox system. The 21-year-old left-hander hasn’t allowed an earned run in any of his last three starts (16 2/3 innings) to lower his ERA to 4.04 on the year. He struck out 23 in that time and now has 87 Ks over 75 2/3 innings in 2018. Hernandez has also drastically lowered his batting average against to .226 while opponents have just one home run off him all season.
This could be the breakout Hernandez needed to elevate him to the next level.