Red Sox Prospect Watch: Pedro Castellanos finding his power
By Hunter Noll
Triple-A (Pawtucket Red Sox)
Chris Owings is a beast. The infielder is on an 11-game hitting streak and is batting .341 for Pawtucket. That included a six-game homer streak. He’s got nine homers, as well as 29 RBI and 20 runs scored in 33 games.
Marco Hernandez should be in the Majors. He was knocked out due to the numbers game but that’s a bad excuse. Hernandez was hitting .339 in the Majors (21-for-62) – since being sent down to Triple-A he’s rocking a five-game hitting streak and has his average there up to .337.
Chad De La Guerra is on a seven-game hitting streak. DLG has a .311 average with 16 doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs. Sadly he could be on the move soon – the Red Sox have no place for him and a lot of teams should be coveting him as a nice piece for a reliever.
Rusney Castillo‘s hitting .291 with 18 doubles and 12 home runs. The outfielder’s driven in 47 runs and scored 53 more. He’s also fantastic defensively. At 32 he is far from a prospect but he could still have a few solid years in the Majors.
Trevor Kelley has a 1.45 ERA. That’s all I’m saying.
Tanner Houck got roughed up in his last relief appearance – allowing two earned runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings. Those were the first two runs he allowed in relief in Triple-A through six innings though, so he still has a 3.00 ERA.
Kyle Hart has a 3.63 ERA after a strong bounce-back performance this week. The left-handed pitcher gave up just one run on two hits over six innings, striking out eight. He’s been consistent all season long and is definitely proof that Boston’s minor league system is a lot better than advertised.