Advanced-A (Salem Red Sox)
Jarren Duran has played 39 games this year and has 158 at-bats and is still hitting over .400 – .405 to be exact. He also has a .463 OBP and .557 slugging percentage. That’s just ridiculousness.
The left-handed hitter has 12 doubles and three triples, to go along with two home runs. He’s driven in 16 runs and scored 38 more, as well as stolen 13 bases. How crazy is his season? Duran could go 0-for-his-next-55 and still be hitting .300.
I truly believe he could make a real impact on the Red Sox right now and somehow he still hasn’t even been promoted to Double-A.
Ryan Fitzgerald has been slumping recently, but still has a .308 batting average. That would play no matter what but when you factor in 29 RBI that number is fantastic.
Victor Acosta is also slumping a little bit and finds his average at .287. Things still look great for him though, as he’s struck out 14 times compared to 13 walks. That’s something you should value in a prospect.
Pedro Castellanos is hitting .285 and still doesn’t have a home run. He’s hit 11 doubles and has four steals though – and most importantly is tied for the lead in the Red Sox minors in RBI with 32.
Eduard Bazardo is having such an amazing year, he’s right up there with Duran in the “promote this guy already” category. The 23-year-old has a 0.91 ERA and two saves in 10 appearances (29 2/3 innings) this year. He’s struck out 36 batters in that time and only walked five. The right-hander has a 0.71 WHIP and .154 BAA and has yet to allow a home run.
Kutter Crawford has a 2.72 ERA over nine starts this year. The right-hander’s struck out 52 batters in 43 innings, walking 15. Opponents are hitting .228 against him and haven’t had more than six hits in a game so far this year.
Jake Cosart has a 2.04 ERA and really just all-around great numbers this year. The 25-year-old has a .200 BAA and 0.91 WHIP in 13 appearances. He’s 5-for-5 in save opportunities and has 20 strikeouts compared to four walks in 17 2/3 innings.
Joan Martinez is another great bullpen arm for the Salem Red Sox. The 22-year-old right-hander has a 2.08 ERA and .218 BAA on the year. He’s struck out 34 batters while walking eight over 21 2/3 innings. It’s incredible how well he’s adjusted to Advanced-A after a poor showing in 2018.