Triple-A (Pawtucket Red Sox)
Teddy Stankiewicz had another fantastic start in Triple-A. He’s down to a 3.38 ERA after giving up just one run in six innings. The 25-year-old probably wasn’t considered one of the “next men up” heading into the season – but he’s certainly making a case. This could be the year we see Stankiewicz make his Major League debut.
The fact that we haven’t seen a debut for Mike Shawaryn yet is a little surprising. At the moment though, he’s struggling with some command issues. Shawaryn’s ERA is still solid at 3.72 but he’s walked 16 batters over his last three starts (13 2/3 innings). He only had 12 walks in the 42 innings prior to that.
This should be looked at as a simple hiccup for the right-hander. Walks have never been a major issue for him throughout an entire season.
Trevor Kelley has been awesome lately – or even more so than usual. The strikeouts have been rolling in and he’s surrendering a lot fewer hits recently. He’s down to a 1.21 ERA and .226 BAA and now has 23 strikeouts over 22 1/3 innings. Kelley is a very viable bullpen option for this year and definitely deserves to make his MLB debut soon.
Adam Lau is now in Triple-A after tearing through Double-A for a while (1.83 ERA over 19 2/3 innings). Through four innings so far with Pawtucket, the left-hander has a 2.25 ERA and .167 BAA.
Josh Ockimey continues to be a force offensively. His .234 average isn’t going to turn heads – the .402 OBP (38 walks) just might though. The first baseman has seven doubles and two triples – to go along with a mammoth 12 home runs. He’s driven in 27 runs and scored 30 more, really going on a tear in the run producing category lately.
Sam Travis is going through some ups-and-downs at the moment. He’s still absolutely enjoying his best season in a few years though. Travis has a .258/.361/.381 slash line that includes eight doubles and one triple, as well as three home runs. He’s scored 23 runs and driven in 20 more, stealing three bases as well.