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A strong week has risen the batting average of Triston Casas up from .263 to .271. The 19-year-old has 17 doubles, three triples, and 14 home runs to add to that on the year. He’s driven in an organization-high 58 RBI and has scored 42 more. Casas is doing everything to prove he’s a top prospect this year – not just for the Red Sox – but for the entire MLB.
Brandon Howlett‘s been fun to watch as well. The 19-year-old third baseman has a .262 average with 14 doubles and five homers so far. He’s driven in 25 runs and scored 30 more. Those 25 runs driven in are two off a career-best and the 30 runs scored have already set a mark.
Tyler Esplin is up to .245 and has 17 doubles, two triples, and two home runs this season. The 19-year-old (turns 20 on July 6) has 21 RBI and 32 runs scored as a strong third-year continues.
Logan Browning had an utterly dominant month of June. In 10 innings, he allowed zero earned runs. For all you mathematicians out there, that’s a 0.00 ERA. On the year, the lefty has a 1.85 ERA – pairing nicely with his .182 BAA and 0.80 WHIP. Browning also has 57 punchouts in 43 2/3 innings and is 6-for-6 on save opportunities.
Yoan Aybar once again showed why you shouldn’t give up on him. The lefty entered his last outing with a 7.33 ERA – but threw two scoreless innings. All six outs came via the K – as he now has 39 strikeouts in 29 innings. The 21-year-old (turns 22 on July 3) has a BAA of .178 but his 30 walks are causing problems. I still 100% believe he’ll be a major player for the Red Sox at some point in his career.
Oddanier Mosqueda has a 2.43 ERA on the season, striking out 51 batters in 37 innings – walking only 10. Those are impressive numbers for anyone – let alone a 20-year-old. The left-handed pitcher’s definitely been a major positive on the team this year.
Chase Shugart now has a 2.04 ERA in seven starts. The right-handed pitcher has 34 strikeouts and seven walks in 39 2/3 innings so far. He’s holding opponents to a .220 batting average and has a clean 1.01 WHIP.