Red Sox Prospect Watch: It’s time to talk about Daniel McGrath

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 1: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox exits the bullpen before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on August 1, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 1: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox exits the bullpen before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on August 1, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 19: (EDITOR’S NOTE:SATURATION WAS REMOVED FROM THIS IMAGE) Josh Ockimey #85 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during Boston Red Sox Photo Day at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on February 19, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 19: (EDITOR’S NOTE:SATURATION WAS REMOVED FROM THIS IMAGE) Josh Ockimey #85 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait during Boston Red Sox Photo Day at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on February 19, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Triple-A (Pawtucket Red Sox)

There were a few players I considered for the headline this week and Bobby Dalbec was definitely right near the top. After getting called up to Triple-A last week, Dalbec has dominated. The third baseman is hitting .379 with one double and two home runs. He’s driven in four runs and scored five more and is looking every bit the monster at the plate he’s projected to be.

Josh Ockimey is on a nine-game hitting streak. The first baseman is up to a .213 average (.356 OBP) with 15 doubles, two triples, and a career-high 22 home runs. He has 53 RBI and 58 runs scored and this outburst at the plate has been great. Ockimey’s showing he’s for real at the moment and you love to see it.

Tanner Houck has a 2.92 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in Triple-A. Opponents are hitting .190 against him, but he’s walked 10 batters (compared to 10 strikeouts). Still, the fact that the ERA is so low despite the walks shows how dominant he can be.

Trevor Kelley has a 1.61 ERA – that’s all.

Mike Shawaryn looked amazing in his last outing. He didn’t allow a run over three innings, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out six. Guess what, it was a start. Can we please make him a starter again?

As a starter, Shawaryn has a 3.53 ERA in Triple-A. However, he has a crazy-high 11.08 ERA as a reliever. It all equals out to a 4.90 ERA for him. He also struggled mightily as a reliever in the Majors. I know the Red Sox need bullpen arms but they could use a starter too. They don’t need to try and convert everyone.

Teddy Stankiewicz put together another strong start. The righty went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run in that time. He now has a 4.30 ERA on the season and has looked really solid for the most part.