Red Sox Prospect Watch: Bobby Dalbec promoted to Triple-A
By Hunter Noll
The Boston Red Sox minor leagues saw another major shake-up with third baseman Bobby Dalbec getting promoted to Triple-A this week.
Okay, so I was wrong. The Boston Red Sox minor league system wasn’t changed due to the trade deadline. That’s because the Red Sox surprised everyone by not making any trades. However, there was still a shake-up that we’ll get to later.
For now, let’s focus on the young talent in the majors. We’re going to start with Darwinzon Hernandez. Outside of Brandon Workman, Hernandez should be the reliever fans trust the most. Numbers back that up too. The left-hander has a 2.03 ERA in 13 1/3 innings in the Majors this year. More importantly (as he’s coming out of the bullpen) he has a 0.00 ERA in 10 1/3 innings as a reliever this year.
Hernandez has proven himself to be a valuable arm and should get more high-leverage situations.
Next up is Michael Chavis. He’s had multi-hit performances in each of his last two games, raising his average to .263. The infielder has 57 RBI and leads AL rookies in home runs with 18. All-in-all this is a very positive rookie campaign.
I’ve said it a lot in the past – Sam Travis will be a very good hitter in the Majors if given a chance. He’s getting that chance right now and he’s looking solid. Travis is hitting .250 with three doubles and three home runs. Meanwhile, he’s driven in nine runs and stolen two bases. He’s campaigning for the starting first base job and definitely isn’t disappointing. I expect things to only get better as he gets more time.
Remember, Sam Travis was once a top prospect for the Red Sox. His bat is legit.