Red Sox Prospect Watch: It’s time to talk about Daniel McGrath
By Hunter Noll
Short-A (Lowell Spinners)
Gilberto Jimenez is nuts. The 19-year-old is on a five-game multi-hit streak. He’s hitting .368 with 10 doubles, three triples, and two home runs. The switch-hitter has 15 RBI, 27 runs scored and nine steals. There’s really nothing to complain about when it comes to the outfield. He has elite speed and hitting. He’s a great defender and has a little bit of power potential.
Cameron Cannon is up to .248 with Lowell. The Red Sox 2019 second-round pick already has nine doubles and two home runs this year. He’s driven in 15 runs and scored 11 more and should be a great shortstop prospect to experiment with.
Nick Decker has six doubles, three triples, and five home runs. Despite his .236 average, the outfielder is showing all types of potential with the bat. He’ll bring some fun power to the minors and could be a big part of the Red Sox future.
Marino Campana is only hitting .215 with Lowell but does have five homers. His power is very real but he’s always struggled with average. Hopefully, he can correct himself by the end of the year and have a fresh start in 2020.
Noah Song is about as real as it gets. The 2019 fourth-round draft pick pitcher is now through eight innings with Lowell. He’s allowed four hits and one walk, striking out nine – and he’s yet to give up a run. The whole situation with him and the Navy is a little confusing but whenever he is in the Majors he’s going to be a star.
Chris Murphy has a 0.82 ERA over 22 innings. Opponents are hitting .218 with no home runs against the lefty. He’s also struck out 28 batters and has allowed just three walks. Everything about him has been dominant so far.
Osvaldo De La Rosa is 3-for-3 in save opportunities and rocks a 2-0 record. The right-handed pitcher has a 1.59 ERA over 17 innings. He has 17 strikeouts in that time, as well as a .183 BAA and 1.00 WHIP.
Ryan Fernandez has a 1.64 ERA, .158 BAA, and 0.79 WHIP so far. In 33 innings the righty has 32 strikeouts, a 3-0 record and is 3-for-5 in save opportunities.