Top prospects headline a big week for Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox enjoyed plenty of major performances from some of their minor league talent over the last week. A lot of the top prospects led the way when it came to those dominant outings.
In the Majors, we still have a small contingent of those younger, less experienced players.
Bobby Dalbec continues to have an up-and-down season. The potential is there though and you can tell he’s just itching to breakout. When that happens, fireworks. The right-handed hitter has a .206 average, but also has eight doubles, five home runs, and 21 RBI. His ability to drive in runs is very obvious as he’s doing a great job of it despite being at the bottom of the order and struggling with his average at the moment.
Michael Chavis has had a serious issue with swinging at balls outside of the strike zone. That’s been his downfall so far. It’s upsetting because he’s actually been pretty effective outside of that. A .273 average (.273 OBP) with four doubles, one home run, two RBI, and seven runs scored in 33 at-bats is really solid. The strikeouts (13) need work though.
Garrett Whitlock is now rocking a 2.01 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 22 1/3 innings. The right-handed pitcher has 23 strikeouts in that time, compared to just five walks. He has recorded his first career save so far this year, but is still waiting on win number one. With a .229 BAA to go along with all those other great numbers, expect plenty of wins in his future.