Full-A (Greenville Drive)
Triston Casas is hitting .264 with 17 doubles, four triples, and 15 home runs. He’s scored 43 runs and driven in a ridiculous 60. The 19-year-old has been absolutely demolishing pitches and looks every bit the star the Red Sox were hoping for.
Tyler Dearden is hitting .256 with five doubles, one triple, and one home run. The outfielder just turned 21 (on July 6) and definitely brings a lot to the table. He’s someone that can become a great all-around hitter with plus-speed and strong defense. Definitely keep an eye on him.
Speaking of potential, Everlouis Lozada should be so much fun to watch. Extremely undersized (5’7″, 150 lbs) Lozada proves that doesn’t matter. The 20-year-old is hitting .261 (.349 OBP) with five doubles, one triple, and two home runs. He’s driven in 11 runs and scored 17 more, stealing one base. The second baseman looks much improved at the plate this year and has great potential in the field.
Kole Cottam is setting personal records. The catcher has a career-high in doubles (15) and home runs (4), as well as RBI (27) and runs scored (29). His numbers are only going to get better in the next few seasons.
Brandon Howlett is hitting .257 with a .359 OBP. The third baseman has 14 doubles (two off his personal best) and five home runs (one away from his career-high). He’s also driven in 25 runs (again two off his personal best) and scored 30 runs (a new career best). The 19-year-old still has a lot of growing to do but patience will pay off with him.
Chase Shugart looks really good in Full-A. The right-handed pitcher has a 1.76 ERA over eight starts (46 innings). In that time he’s held opponents to a .215 batting average and just two home runs. The 22-year-old has a 1.02 WHIP and 39 strikeouts on the year.
Yoan Aybar has had three straight scoreless outings. In that time, he’s thrown six innings and struck out nine batters, walking three. The strikeouts are getting ridiculous as he now has 42 in 33 innings. He’s walked 32 batters and has a 6.00 ERA but also has a lights-out .167 BAA. Fun to watch, but clearly has a long way to go.
Oddanier Mosqueda is just 20 years old. The left-handed pitcher has a 2.27 ERA in 18 appearances in Full-A this season. Mosqueda has 54 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings and is showing loads of potential in his first year at this level.