Jarren Duran was selected by the Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. He’s already in Full-A and should be further up the ladder. After hitting .348 in Short-A, the 22-year-old hit .367 in Full-A. That’s a combined .357 in 283 at-bats. In that time, Duran had 14 doubles and three home runs, as well as 11 triples. He had 35 RBI and 52 runs scored while stealing 24 bases.
The flying-under-the-radar of Garrett Benge stops here. Combined between Short-A and Full-A, the corner infielder hit .333 with 13 extra-base hits. The left-handed hitter had 19 RBI and 23 runs scored while walking more times (30) than he struck out (25).
Pedro Castellanos is expected to hit for power in the future, but he hit just one home run this year. The 20-year-old has time to develop power, however, so that shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Meanwhile, hitting .302 with 20 doubles is fantastic and shows there’s potential for an all-around bat.
Speaking of power, Marino Campana has tons of it. The 20-year-old hit 19 doubles and seven triples, as well as 16 home runs this year. He hit .246 but also drove in 69 runs while scoring 54 more.
When Alex Scherff returned from the DL on August 18, he had a 6.32 ERA on the season. As one of the Red Sox top pitching prospects, that wasn’t too encouraging. The 20-year-old was lights-out in his four post-DL appearances though and lowered that ERA all the way down to 4.98. Again, this is a situation where just looking at the stat line you’d think it was a lost year. That couldn’t be further from the case. Scherff showed a lot in his last few starts and gave the Red Sox a lot to be excited about.
Jhonathan Diaz was great all year for Greenville. He ramped it up to another level in his final month of the season. The left-hander is ranked in the Red Sox top-30 prospects and could move up even more if he continues to pitch like this next season. In 153 innings in Full-A, the 21-year-old had a 3.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. Opponents hit .223 against him and struck out 147 times.
Eduard Bazardo pitched three years in Rookie Ball before finally making the jump to Short-A this season. The Red Sox were impressed by what they saw in that short time as he ended the year in Full-A.
Bazardo posted a 2.67 ERA between the two leagues with a 0.93 WHIP. Opponents hit .217 against the 23-year-old, who struck out 84 batters in 77 2/3 innings. Most impressively, the right-hander only walked eight in that time.