Full-A (Greenville Drive)
Greenville definitely lost a lot of big prospects when Salem got all their additions. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have star prospects. One of the biggest is Brandon Howlett. In his last three games, Howlett went 5-for-13 with a home run. In total, the 19-year-old third baseman hit .231 with 23 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. He drove in 35 runs and scored 48 more.
Everlouis Lozada hit .228 with 12 doubles, one triple, and six home runs. The 20-year-old second baseman is a great defender and has all the tools to become an elite prospect soon enough.
Chase Shugart ended the year with a 2.81 ERA in his first full season with the team (89 2/3 innings). In that time, the 22-year-old righty had 73 strikeouts and had some truly dominant starts. Now that he has some actual experience, it will be fun to see what he can do next year.
Brayan Bello had a really strong last month of the season. The 20-year-old had a 5.43 on the year but that doesn’t tell the whole story. He also managed 119 strikeouts over 117 2/3 innings and did so in Full-A when he had only ever pitched Rookie Ball before. It will be interesting to see how Bello pitches next year – as he’s now considered a higher prospect in the organization.
Oddainer Mosqueda threw a career-high 52 innings this year. The 20-year-old lefty struck out 69 batters and posted a 3.29 ERA and a .228 BAA. Mosqueda should shoot up the rankings next year as he proved he isn’t afraid of the challenge of a new level this season.
Angel Padron spent the entire year in 2019. The 21-year-old left-hander posted a 3.40 ERA in 76 2/3 innings. In that time, Padron struck out 85 batters. This was his second year in Full-A and he improved immensely. With two solid years at the level though, it’s clear he’ll start next season in Advanced-A (or higher possibly).
Yorvin Pantoja spent his first year in Full-A as a fantastic reliever. The 21-year-old lefty had a 3.54 ERA in 36 appearances. He struck out 72 batters in 61 innings and had a .207 BAA. Pantoja was extremely dominant over the last month, and it could be enough to convince the Red Sox to bump him up a level to start next year.