Red Sox Double-A (Portland)
Triston Casas is slashing .269/.352/.394 on the season. He hit his fourth double of the year this week and had two triples and four home runs. The left-handed hitter added some RBI and runs scored as well and now has 26 RBI, 30 runs scored, and four steals on the year. He’ll be in the Olympics so we might not see him in Portland for a bit.
Ronaldo Hernandez had a really good week and is now hitting .238. The catcher hit another double and another home run, giving him seven and eight respectively. Hernandez came into the week with just 12 RBI on the year but managed five this week to boost his number to 17. Meanwhile, he has 17 runs scored thanks to four more this week.
Pedro Castellanos enjoyed another great week. The right-handed hitter now has a really strong .294/.366/.472 with six doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. He’s driven in 27 runs and scored 34 more, stealing one base. Castellanos hit .241 in May but mashed to a .333 average in June and is doing even better in July with a .364 at the moment.
Devlin Granberg is rocking a .300 average in Triple-A and has a .316 (.383 OBP and .594 slugging percentage) combined between that and Double-A at the moment. The right-handed hitter has 12 doubles, two triples, and a career-high nine homers already. Meanwhile, he’s driven in 37 runs and scored 31 more, stealing four bases.
Ryan Fitzgerald is having an absolutely fantastic year. The shortstop is slashing .266/.355/.511. That OBP and slugging percentage would both be career-highs, with the slugging absurdly higher than his previous best of .396. Fitzgerald already has 17 doubles, two triples, and eight homers (tied for his career-high). He’s driven in 24 runs and scored 26 more, stealing two bases.
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Hudson Potts is down to a .187/.276/.347 slash line with four home runs. He’s driven in 11 runs and scored nine more. The numbers aren’t really a concern though. Potts is still working his way back from an injury and only has 75 at-bats on the year. It takes a lot more time than that to evaluate a season. A couple good games and there’s an entirely different narrative.
Jeisson Rosario is slashing .242/.330/.296 with seven doubles and one home run. The outfielder has driven in 22 runs and scored 25 more, while stealing six bases. Rosario is on-pace to set a new career-high in RBI, but his run scoring is down at the moment. It will be interesting to see how that plays out the rest of the way. He’s good at getting on-base so the runs might start coming.
Alex Scherff got a much deserved promotion this week. The reliever had posted a 2.78 ERA, .198 BAA, and 1.24 WHIP in Advanced-A. That went with 37 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings as well. The right-hander already has two innings in Double-A and has yet to give up a run. Scherff has allowed just two hits and no walks while striking out two in that time.
Brayan Bello had a great but brief appearance this week. The right-hander went just two innings, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk while striking out three. Bello now has a 2.55 ERA between Advanced-A and Double-A. That pairs with a 1.09 WHIP and a .217 BAA, as well as 67 strikeouts over 49 1/3 innings.
Kutter Crawford with his second straight phenomenal start. This time, the righty allowed two runs on just three hits in six innings, on and he struck out a season-high 10 batters. Crawford now has a 3.67 ERA on the season to go along with a ridiculous .190 BAA and 0.82 WHIP. He’s struck out 47 batters compared to just five walks over 34 1/3 innings pitched.
Dominic LoBrutto saw all of his numbers drop nicely this week. After two scoreless innings in-which he allowed just one hit and no walks (three strikeouts), the lefty is down to a 3.22 ERA. His BAA lowered a bit to .276 and his WHIP followed suit at 1.39. LoBrutto has 20 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings pitched and has picked up three saves to go along with a 1-1 record on the season.
Durbin Feltman gave up one run in two innings this week, raising his ERA to 3.20. He lowered his other stats though. The right-handers BAA is now down to .232 (from .239 last week) and his WHIP lowered from 1.29 to 1.22. He also picked up another win and is now 5-0 on the season. Feltman has 33 strikeouts compared to nine walks in 25 1/3 innings pitched.
Denyi Reyes had another great week. The right-handed pitcher now has a 2.90 ERA. Meanwhile, his WHIP is down to a 1.09 and his BAA is at .245. All of those numbers continue to drop. Reyes has a 3-1 record and 43 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings, while only walking six batters.