Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Major call-up headlines this week

FT. MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Connor Wong of the Boston Red Sox looks on during a team workout on February 15, 2020 at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
FT. MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Connor Wong of the Boston Red Sox looks on during a team workout on February 15, 2020 at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Red Sox prospect Triston Casas
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – MARCH 14: Triston Casas #94 of the Boston Red Sox at bat against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League spring training game at Hammond Stadium on March 14, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

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Triston Casas has struggled for all of June. He’s now hitting just .197 in the month. The left-handed hitter still has a solid .266/.354/.414 slash line though. As a 21-year-old in Double-A, that’s nothing to be disappointed with. Casas has three doubles, two triples, and four home runs on the year. He’s driven in 22 runs, scored 25 more, and stolen two bases.

Pedro Castellanos is back and after going 0-for-7 in his first two games, the right-handed hitter went 4-for-11 in his last three games. Castellanos had a walk to go along with a double and a home run. He’s now slashing .261/.346/.458 with five doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. The 23-year-old has driven in 21 runs, scored 28 more, and has one steal.

Devlin Granberg is hitting .281 in Double-A so far with three doubles and one home run. Between Double-A and Advanced-A he’s now slashing .315/.386/.598 with 10 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs (tied for his career-high). The right-handed hitter has scored 25 runs and driven in 34 more, stealing two bases.

Jeisson Rosario saw his average drop pretty heavily this week from .266 to .250. However, he did manage two walks, a run scored, a double (his seventh of the year), and two more steals. Rosario now has 16 RBI and 19 runs scored to go along with four steals. He’s a solid all-around player who gives you good defense and gets on-base at a nice rate.

A really good week from Hudson Potts saw his average sky-rocket from .094 to .176. He’s hit two homers, driven in four runs, and scored four more. Potts is clearly starting to get more comfortable since returning from an injury that kept him out for a long stretch at the beginning of the season.

Ronaldo Hernandez is slashing .211/.250/.391 with six doubles and six home runs. He’s driven in nine runs and 11 more. Hernandez has had a few hot streaks this year and could definitely use one right now. Especially considering Connor Wong is in the Majors at the moment getting a chance to prove himself as the catcher of the future.

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Grant Williams is slashing .307/.346/.378 with seven doubles and one triple. Clearly not a major home run hitter (one homer over 694 career at-bats) but Williams brings everything else to the table. He’s only driven in four runs but he’s scored a really strong 22 runs and stolen five bases. Williams is reminiscent of the classic top-of-the-order 1-2 hitter. He isn’t going to hit homers but he gets on-base, can steal bases, and scores runs.

Ryan Fitzgerald saw his average move back up to .245 with 13 doubles, one triple, and five home runs. That puts him on-pace for new career-highs in doubles and home runs. Fitzgerald also has 17 RBI, 16 runs scored, and two steals. The shortstop has a really strong .439 slugging percentage. Much better than his career number of .393 so that’s a major positive.

Brayan Bello threw just 1 2/3 innings this week. He allowed two runs on two hits, but walked four while striking out two. Bello now has a 2.53 ERA over the two leagues. He has a 1.13 WHIP, .219 BAA, and 59 strikeouts over 42 2/3 innings.

Kutter Crawford is back. The righty allowed three runs in 3 2/3 innings, striking out five. While that’s not the best outing, it is great to see Crawford back on the mound. He now has a 4.13 ERA, .202 BAA, and 0.88 WHIP – striking out 30 batters in 24 innings pitched.

Josh Winckowski gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out nine batters over five innings this week. The 22-year-old has a 3.35 ERA, .237 BAA, and 1.18 WHIP on the year. He has struck out 44 batters over 45 2/3 innings so far, walking just 12.

Zack Kelly threw three more innings this week. Those three innings saw the 26-year-old allow no earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out three. Kelly now has a 1.23 WHIP – that’s far and away his worst stat, which is wild. He also has a .175 BAA and an insane 0.48 ERA – striking out 30 batters over 18 2/3 innings.

Denyi Reyes is down to a 3.03 ERA thanks to 4 1/3 shutout innings this week. Over 32 2/3 innings so far this year, Reyes has a .254 BAA and a 1.13 WHIP. He has struck out 32 batters and walked just five.

Dominic LoBrutto had another good week and is now down to a 3.60 ERA. His BAA is at .282, and his WHIP is 1.40. So as of right now he’s working out of some jams. While those numbers could do with going down, it’s good to see he doesn’t seem to get very flustered. LoBrutto has 17 strikeouts in 20 innings and has one win and three saves.

Two more shutout innings for Durbin Feltman who has absolutely dominated in June. He has a 3.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and .244 BAA on the year. However, in June he has a 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and .182 BAA. The right-handed pitcher is 3-0 with one save and has 28 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.