Red Sox Prospect Watch: Trevor Kelley finally gets call to Majors
By Hunter Noll
Short-A (Lowell Spinners)
Yes, 18-year-old Gilberto Jimenez is killing it in Short-A. The outfielder is hitting .391 in 12 games so far. He’s got two doubles and a triple to compliment his three steals. It’s very early in the year but this will be a fun guy to watch in 2019.
Jonathan Diaz isn’t far behind. The 19-year-old catcher is hitting .387 this year. Although he has no steals, he has the upper hand in doubles, with six. Diaz has hit safely in seven of the eight games he’s played so far.
Yusniel Padron-Artilles has 22 strikeouts in 18 innings for the Lowell Spinners so far. In that time, he also has a 2.00 ERA. The right-handed pitcher has a .161 BAA and 0.78 WHIP.
Hilderamo Requena now has a 1.00 ERA – giving up one earned run in nine innings. The right-handed pitcher is already 2-0 and gave up just one hit over four innings in his last appearance.
Kris Jackson is currently lighting it up in Short-A. The right-handed pitcher has yet to allow an earned run in 7 1/3 innings. In fact, he’s allowed just three hits – posting a .136 BAA and 0.68 WHIP. The 23-year-old looked strong in Full-A this year but struggled slightly in Advanced-A. However, he didn’t really get a long look in any of the three levels he’s been at this year – maybe that will change soon.
Bryan Lucas has now given up one earned run in 14 1/3 innings pitched for the Boston Red Sox Short-A team. The right-hander also has 15 strikeouts in that time, as he’s held opponents to almost no runs. It should come as no surprise that he’s yet to give up a home run this year either. In fact, in 32 career innings in the minors, Lucas hasn’t given up a homer.