Denyi Reyes should get Cy Young votes this season. The funny thing is, I’m only 98% joking – that’s how good the right-hander has been for the Greenville Drive.
Reyes tossed seven scoreless innings in his last start, striking out six more while once again walking none. The 21-year-old has 111 strikeouts in 110 2/3 innings this year while allowing just 13 base-on-balls. He boasts a 9-3 record and 1.79 ERA, holding opponents to a .205 average against him (0.88 WHIP).
Reyes has yet to give up more than three earned runs in a start this year, and he’s only done that twice. Meanwhile, he’s allowed zero earned runs in seven outings, including a nine-inning complete game shutout.
Victor Acosta was slumping hard for a while, but a five-game hitting-streak has gotten him back on track. The highlight performance was a 4-for-4 game in which he hit a homer and drove in two runs.
Acosta is back up to a .284 average with 36 RBI and 33 runs scored on the year (even stealing four bases). The right-handed hitter has 20 doubles and three triples, to go along with his eight home runs.
Marino Campana is in a slight slump himself and could use a breakout performance. The 20-year-old is down to .244 on the year, but his combination of power and not-great-but-underrated speed is deadly. He has 14 homers and 15 doubles, as well as five triple on the season and has driven in 53 runs.
Pedro Castellanos is absolutely mashing. The first baseman has a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 9-of-10. His average has jumped to .276 this year and his 22 runs are six away from tying a career-high. Castellanos also has 17 RBI and nine extra-base hits, but the 20-year-old right-handed hitter has yet to take a pitch deep this season.
Garrett Benge has seen his average drop to .283 in Full-A over the last week. The corner infielder only has 46 at-bats at this level though. Things could change drastically (in either direction) rather quickly.
Durbin Feltman has only thrown three innings in Full-A so far, so there isn’t much to tell. He’s allowed one earned one while striking out six.