Star prospects returned in a big week for the Red Sox Prospect Watch
The Boston Red Sox minor league system got a major boost this week thanks to returning stars. Jarren Duran and Triston Casas headlined that group as they came back from working with Team USA. It seems to have sparked the entire organization as up-and-down the system we saw some huge performances.
In the Majors, we are still really dealing with just Bobby Dalbec and Garrett Whitlock. Nothing wrong with that but barring injuries, I don’t think we’re going to see anyone get added anytime soon.
Yes, everyone wants some of the big names to get a chance and a few of them are more than deserving with the way they are playing. However, Boston isn’t going to switch things up too much at the moment. And with the way he’s hitting in Triple-A, Franchy Cordero is likely the next call-up if they need a bat. After that it’s Michael Chavis. Obviously it depends on the position, but this sort of creates a logjam for the big-name prospects that are close to making their debuts.
That being said, Dalbec was a little bit better this week. He only raised his average from .195 to .198 but there were a lot of other positives. The first baseman is currently on a four-game hitting-streak. In that time he has one double, one triple, and two home runs. He’s driven in four runs, scored two more, and walked once. This has helped raise his OBP from .248 to .253 and his slugging percentage from .377 to .407. Dalbec has nine doubles, two triples, and eight home runs on the year. He’s driven in 28 runs and scored 15 more, stealing one base. Not bad production considering the average.
Garrett Whitlock picked up win number one last week, and now has win number two this week. The right-handed pitcher boasts a 1.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .243 BAA. He has 32 strikeouts compared to eight walks in 31 innings and has 2-1 record with one save. Whitlock is doing it all out of the bullpen for the Red Sox.