Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Week of the walk-off in the minors
The Red Sox Prospect Watch enjoyed some walk-off wins this week
The Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch had a very fun week. It seemed like all the minor league teams in the system were joining in on the fun of hitting some walk-offs. That includes three straight from the Portland Sea Dogs
Meanwhile in the Majors, the Red Sox are still winning.
Jarren Duran has definitely been fun. The slash line isn’t there just yet (.182/.250/.364) but he’s creating moments. So far, we’ve already seen a Duran home run and a double that would’ve been at least a triple if it didn’t bounce into the stands. The outfielder has also gotten a chance to show off his blazing speed on a number of occasions. He has two RBI and already has six runs scored in seven games.
Bobby Dalbec is slashing .218/.259/.397 on the year. Once again showing how up-and-down of a season he’s having as that’s slightly better than where he was last week. Dalbec has 11 doubles, three triples, and 10 home runs on the year. Every once in a while he’ll have a solid string of games but then follow it up with a cold streak and a bunch of strikeouts. The electric bat is very real though. The first baseman has 36 RBI and 26 runs scored, as well as one steal. Hopefully we get a nice homer barrage soon.
Tanner Houck has absolutely dominated since getting the call back up to the Majors. In his lone appearance this week, Houck went 4 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees. The right-handed pitcher allowed just one run (zero earned) on two hits and two walks, while striking out eight. Houck now has a 2.50 ERA, .246 BAA, and 1.17 WHIP in 18 innings pitched in the Majors. He’s even got one save, and 23 strikeouts compared to just four walks.
What else is there to say about Garrett Whitlock? The righty has a 1.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and .222 BAA. He has a 3-1 record, 10 holds, and one save. In 48 innings he has 53 strikeouts compared to just 11 walks. It also feels like the Red Sox are starting to use him a little bit more often. Whether they decide to keep him in the bullpen or use him as a starter in the future, it’s hard to see Whitlock as anything other than a star.