Michael Chavis is slashing .297/.386/.514 in 30 games for Portland. Bobby Dalbec is slashing .295/.380/.639 in 17 games for the Sea Dogs. It’s safe to say the duo has been wreaking havoc on Double-A pitching so far.
Chavis has six doubles and six home runs while driving in 17 runs and scoring 20 more. He’s even shown base stealing abilities with three in four attempts. So far he’s split time between third and first base.
Chavis has been a third baseman for the heavy majority of his time in the Red Sox system and has an elite arm. However, Dalbec is also a third baseman, and Rafael Devers is still 21, so that position is a little loaded.
Dalbec has six doubles and five home runs while driving in 14 runs and scoring nine more. He’s now driven in 99 runs on the season combined between Advanced-A and Double-A.
Dalbec has been strictly a third baseman so far. He’s solid defensively but it’s not like he’s turning heads there. It’s unclear whether the Red Sox will try to acclimate him to more positions or not yet.
I want Austin Rei in Pawtucket next season, and I want him on the 40-man roster. He’s slashing .253/.364/.414 with 35 RBI and 23 runs scored this season. The catcher has been fantastic at the plate since the All-Star break and has been improving in every facet of his game. Boston’s depth at the position is considered weak, so there’s no reason to not have Rei lined up next season.
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Danny Mars is hitting .254 this year, but is on pace to set a few personal bests as well. His 21 doubles have tied a career-high, while his 41 walks have already set a personal best. Meanwhile, the switch-hitter has 56 runs scored this year, which is six less then his career-high of 62. The 24-year-old is also 18-of-22 in steal attempts, making him one of the better base runners in the Red Sox system.
Eduardo Rodriguez is rehabbing in Portland at the moment. His first appearance was extremely encouraging, as the left-hander went four shutout innings, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out eight. His return could be a massive boost for the Red Sox.
Dedgar Jimenez continues to improve his numbers. Making two starts this week, the second one was nothing spectacular (three runs over five innings). The first start, however, saw the lefty throw five no-hit innings before being pulled due to a high pitch count. Baby Bartolo is down to a 4.74 ERA which is the lowest it’s been during a Prospect Watch in a while. He’s still only 22 and has been giving a lot of encouraging signs lately.
Matthew Kent‘s been fantastic in his last two starts as well. This week saw one of his better starts of the year, as the 25-year-old went 6 2/3 innings without allowing a run on just two hits. Kent now has a 3.33 ERA in Double-A this year, continuing to build easily the best season he’s had in the Red Sox system.
Teddy Stankiewicz has now thrown 132 1/3 innings this season. That’s nine away from tying a career-high. The 4.42 ERA he holds in Double-A (in 130 1/3 innings) isn’t spectacular, but as mentioned before, a few miserable starts really ballooned that number. The most important stat, in my opinion, is that Stankiewicz hasn’t made a Double-A start of fewer than five innings since April 11.