Michael Osinski won’t stop hitting. The third baseman was promoted to Advanced-A after a solid start in Full-A. However, his numbers in Full-A have nothing on what he’s doing in Salem.
The 22-year-old is hitting .330 with 14 RBI and 15 runs scored in 100 at-bats. Drafted in the 31st round in 2017, the right-hander is already climbing up the Red Sox minor league ladder. Osinski’s bat is for real.
Brett Netzer was hitting .280 a week ago. He collected a hit in five-of-six games this week though. All five of those games were multi-hit efforts, one of them being a three-hit game and another being a four-hit game. The tirade he went on brought Netzer’s average back up to .296. The second baseman’s also driven in 42 runs and scored 37 more.
Bobby Dalbec saw his average drop to .251 this week. He did so while adding home runs number 24 and 25 to his season total, however. The third baseman now has 25 homers to go along with 27 doubles. He’s driven in an absurd 84 runs and scored 57 more times. The Red Sox should find a way to get him some Double-A at-bats before the end of the season.
Victor Acosta is slashing .278/.300/.389 in his short time with Salem. He’s driven in four runs and already has four doubles in 36 at-bats. There isn’t much to tell here though, as we’ll have to wait for him to get more ABs at this level.
Bryan Mata is back but only threw one inning this week. The 19-year-old allowed a run in that time, raising his ERA to 3.50. He’s still having an incredible season, as the right-hander has a .229 batting average against and has still yielded just one home run in 72 innings pitched.
Darwinzon Hernandez allowed two earned runs over five innings this week, while striking out seven. The 21-year-old now has a 3.97 ERA on the year with 106 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings pitched. In 31 2/3 innings this month the left-hander posted a 1.71 ERA. So, yeah – things are going well for him.
Tanner Houck has also been dominating recently. By that I mean, he’s allowed one earned run over his last three starts combined (18 innings). That stretch has lowered the 22-year-old’s ERA from 5.14 to 4.32. He’s also 19 while walking just two.