Denyi Reyes was named the South Atlantic League’s 2018 Most Outstanding Pitcher this week. That was due to his ridiculous numbers with the Greenville Drive. Now he’s with the Salem Red Sox, and while his stat line doesn’t look like a video game, he’s more than holding his own.
Reyes has now thrown 28 1/3 innings with Salem. That’s not exactly a large sample size, but it’s starting to creep out of “small sample size” territory. In that time, he’s amassed a 2.54 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. The right-hander has struck out 19 compared to five walks. In total, he’s walked 18 batters in 152 innings in 2018.
Durbin Feltman allowed a pair of runs this week and still has a 2.79 ERA. Admittedly, it’s a little surprising he’s still in Advanced-A, as I thought he’d be in Double-A by now. but the reliever is still putting up solid numbers. He now has 31 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings combined between three levels.
I’ve run out of things to say about C.J. Chatham. He’s just really good, okay. The shortstop is hitting .324 with Salem, and I’ll say it again – a healthy C.J. Chatham is an elite prospect – not just for the Red Sox, but in all of baseball. His offensive game has very few holes in it, and it shows by the stats. Accompanying the average are 17 extra-base hits and 10 steals in 88 games. He’s also driven in 43 runs and scored 40 more.
On Tuesday, Michael Osinski launched Advanced-A home run number one. It’s his third of the year when counting his Full-A stats. The corner infielder now has a .296 average between the two leagues. He’s also hit 17 extra-base hits and stolen eight bags while driving in 46 runs and scoring 44 more.
Brett Netzer has 31 doubles on the season, shattering the 10 he had last year. He’s also scored and driven in 50 runs each and has a .276 average. Overall, it’s been an incredibly strong season for the second baseman, with the only weakness being home run power (2) and steals (3-for-11). Even that base running got a boost on Tuesday though as he stole two bags.
Tyler Hill hasn’t had any problems with steals this year as he leads the team with 27. The outfielder is actually having an all-around solid season on offense. He’s slashing .249/.348/.307 with 18 doubles and has 34 RBI and 66 runs scored. The 22-year-old has plenty of time to improve at the plate while his baserunning keeps him in the spotlight.