The Red Sox prospect watch is here with big changes coming
Expect there to be some major changes in the Boston Red Sox system soon. The draft is upon us and the Red Sox somehow got Marcelo Mayer at four. I don’t know how he fell but he did and it’s going to be so much fun watching him and writing about his unheard-of potential. Not only that, but the Olympics are coming. And with it, quiet a few Red Sox prospects are going to be out of action in the minors for a little bit.
What does that all mean? A bunch of shaking things up. We’ll have new prospects in the system. That’s not all though. We’ll also have a bunch of prospects getting called-up to accommodate for the prospects that left to go play in the Olympics.
For now though, we’ve got other things to focus on, so let’s get into this week’s Red Sox Prospect Watch.
Bobby Dalbec had a solid week and saw his numbers rise a little bit. The first baseman is now slashing .219/.264/.409 with 10 doubles, three triples, and 10 home runs. He’s driven in 36 runs and scored 25 more, stealing one base. The average has gotten a lot better and the power and run production numbers are really solid.
Garrett Whitlock has now thrown 43 2/3 innings this season. The right-hander has a 1.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and .228 BAA. He has struck out 47 batters compared to 11 walks and has a 3-1 record with one save. Whitlock is a superstar arm and it’s still incredible that the New York Yankees just gave him up.
Michael Chavis is back in the Majors but working with just a .203/.226/.322 slash line. The infielder has four doubles and one homer, while driving in four runs and scoring 11 more (one steal). Chavis has struck out 23 times in 59 at-bats compared to just one walk. That’s a major issue at the moment.