Red Sox Prospect Watch: It’s time to talk about Daniel McGrath
By Hunter Noll
The Boston Red Sox minor league system has been turning it up lately, and pitcher Daniel McGrath is leading the way in Double-A.
The Boston Red Sox have made a lot of moves lately. Those moves have brought a lot of players mentioned in the prospect watch pretty often
Chris Owings was brought up. I’ve been very adamant that I believe he’ll be a great piece for the Red Sox if given a chance. The utility-man was hitting .325 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 44 games for Triple-A Pawtucket. Owings went 0-for-5 in his debut with the team but give it time. I think this lineup could be perfect for him.
Marco Hernandez is back! He’s hitting .333 with five doubles, two home runs, and a steal. There was no reason for him to be sent down in the first place other than the fact that Boston didn’t really have a spot for him. Let’s hope he’s here to stay this time, he definitely deserves it.
Sam Travis has really figured it out and it’s awesome to see. The first baseman is hitting .270 with four doubles, five home runs, and two steals. He’s also driven in 14 runs and scored 12 more. The numbers are getting better by the week and he’s seriously making a case for himself to be the starter next year.
Michael Chavis was placed on the 10-day IL this week. He’s hitting .254 with 10 doubles, one triple, and 18 home runs. Chavis has driven in 58 runs and scored 46 more. Hopefully, he can come back healthy and keep showing off that elite power.
Darwinzon Hernandez has a 4.08 ERA after a pretty big implosion outing. For the most part, the left-handed pitcher has been immaculate though. He has 34 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings, that’s ridiculous. He’ll be a major part of the bullpen or rotation for a long time.
Travis Lakins has a 5.79 ERA over 9 1/3 innings in the Majors so far. He was just called up again this week but hasn’t pitched since the recall. The right-hander has a lot of potential and should get a chance to prove himself this year.