Red Sox Prospect Watch: More promotions shake up MiLB scene
By Hunter Noll
Jarren Duran finally got the promotion I’ve been asking for these last few weeks. It’s going “okay” I guess. I mean, if a .524 average with six steals, three RBI and six runs scored is “okay”.
The better description for Duran’s performance would probably be, “he already deserves another promotion”.
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Garrett Benge is deserving of another fast promotion as well. Sadly his .325/.486/.450 slash line is currently on the disabled list.
Zach Sterry‘s been scorching-hot as well though. The 24-year-old has seen his slash line jump dramatically to .294/.359/.392. He’s hit two home runs and driven in 21 runs in 153 at-bats.
Pedro Castellanos is riding a seven-game hitting streak at the moment. The 20-year-old still hasn’t hit a home run this year, but his numbers haven’t suffered due to that. In 249 at-bats he has a .289 average with 13 doubles and three triples. The right-handed hitter also has 20 RBI and 28 runs scored to this point. Although it hasn’t translated much yet, his current hot-hitting should yield more results in the run-producing department.
Marino Campana hasn’t had any problems producing runs this year. The 20-year-old outfielder has 67 RBI and 44 runs scored so far. Campana’s hit 17 doubles and seven triples, as well as 15 home runs on the season. His .248 average isn’t great, but as he gets more plate discipline that should creep up.
Jhonathan Diaz struggled in his last start, but overall the left-hander’s numbers are still strong. Diaz has a 3.71 ERA in Full-A this season, to match with a 1.13 WHIP. He’s struck out 121 batters in 119 innings, compared to 32 walks.