The Boston Red Sox minor leagues have had some standouts this year and Gilberto Jimenez stands near the top as he simply hasn’t stopped raking.
There have been a number of standouts in the Boston Red Sox minor league system this year, some of whom have reached the Majors due to that. Those players have been instrumental in keeping the Red Sox in the playoff hunt (even if they’re barely in it).
Michael Chavis is hurt at the moment but rehabbing in Triple-A. His return should bring some more power into the lineup.
Sam Travis is slashing .257/.311/.459 thanks to bashing four doubles and six homers so far. The first baseman has 15 RBI and 15 runs scored and hasn’t stopped impressing since he returned to the Majors. It’s safe to say his supporters are growing in numbers.
Marco Hernandez is hitting .329 with five doubles, two home runs and one steal. He’s scored 14 runs and driven in eight more. Hernandez is a great hitter and has solid speed. Due to that, he can get on base in a number of ways – he doesn’t always need to hit the ball hard (evident by his bunt single the other day). Still just 26, the Red Sox need to seriously consider him a part of their future.
Josh Taylor has been fantastic out of the bullpen this year. The 26-year-old lefty has a 2.87 ERA to this point. In 37 2/3 innings, he’s struck out 49 batters, holding opponents to a .229 BAA.
Darwinzon Hernandez clearly has the stuff the Red Sox were hoping for. It’s unclear if they’ll keep him in the bullpen in the future (he was a starter most of his career in the minors), but for now, it’s working. The 22-year-old lefty has a 3.47 ERA over 23 1/3 innings. In that time, he’s struck out 42 batters and has a .207 BAA.