Red Sox Prospect Watch: Tanner Houck now in Triple-A bullpen
Short-A (Lowell Spinners)
Stephen Scott coming in hot. The Red Sox drafted Scott out of Vanderbilt in the 10th-round of this year’s Draft. So far it’s going great for the outfielder. Scott’s played in four games for Lowell and has at least one hit in each. He’s currently 8-for-14 with three doubles and one RBI.
Gilberto Jimenez is hitless in his last seven at-bats. He’s still hitting .348. The 19-year-old outfielder has four doubles, one triple and one home run on the year and already has five steals. Jimenez has all-around potential and will be fun to watch grow.
Nick Decker is fun to watch. The 19-year-old is hitting .239 on the year but is already mashing. In 21 games the left-handed hitter has three doubles and two triples, as well as four home runs. Those four homers have all come in his last five games, three coming in his last two. He also has an impressive 16 RBI to this point.
Nicholas Northcut could be growing right besides Decker. The 20-year-old is hitting .236 with six doubles, one triple and one home run so far. He’s driven in 15 runs and scored nine more. The biggest hill to climb for him might be his position – as the Red Sox are kind of stacked when it comes to third base.
Joe Davis is hitting .333 with three doubles and one home run in 11 games. The first baseman has 11 RBI and almost as many walks (5) and strikeouts (8).
Xavier LeGrant is getting hot. The first baseman is on a 10-game hitting streak that’s risen his average from .063 to .296. LeGrant has one double, one triple and one home run and has driven in five runs while scoring 11.
Marino Campana looks lost this year. He hit .139 in Advanced-A, then .169 in Full-A and now has a .210 average in Short-A. He does have three homers in Short-A and five total though. I still have all the confidence in the world in Campana. He’s still just 21 and has a lot of pop in his swing.
Hildemaro Requena has a 1.13 ERA over 16 innings. The 21-year-old righty has 11 strikeouts and a .217 BAA so far. Despite only starting one game (six appearances) he’s managed a solid 3-1 record.
Chris Murphy was drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 Draft. He’s already thrown three shutout innings for Lowell. The left-handed pitcher has allowed just two hits and one walk in that time, striking out five.
Kris Jackson has a 0.00 ERA in 9 1/3 innings in Short-A this season. He’s 3-for-3 in save opportunities and has a stupid good .133 BAA and 0.64 WHIP. The right-handed pitcher struggled in Advanced-A but looked strong in Full-A. He definitely doesn’t belong in Short-A.
Osvaldo De La Rosa has a 1.86 ERA over 9 2/3 innings so far. He’s 2-0 and 2-for-2 in save opportunities. The 21-year-old righty has a .212 BAA and 1.03 WHIP, striking out eight batters so far.
Ryan Fernandez allowed three runs over four innings in an appearance on June 28 (he did strikeout six there). Outside of that, he hasn’t allowed an earned run all year. The 21-year-old righty (that’s a theme apparently) has a 1.53 ERA over 17 2/3 innings. He’s 2-0 with one save and has a ridiculously low .141 BAA and 0.79 WHIP.