Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Return of Triston Casas highlights week
Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Yairo Munoz needs to get some mention. I stayed away from him for a while on here because he’s played in over 200 games in the Majors. But who cares. Munoz is still just 26 and the big thing is, he shouldn’t be in the minors right now. The utility-man is currently on a 35-game hitting-streak. That’s a new record for the Red Sox organization. I’ve talked about it a lot on Twitter, but why isn’t he with Boston? Yes he’s not on the 40-man but he’s hitting .317 and there are a few dead bats in Boston.
Johan Mieses is back. He’s struggled in the few games since returning, but is still putting up fantastic numbers on the year. The outfielder has a .264/.349/.571 slash line between both Double-A and Triple-A. He has 15 home runs and 37 RBI over 50 games, which are absolutely fantastic numbers.
Josh Ockimey is slashing .233/.374/.435 with three doubles and 12 home runs. The first baseman has driven in 29 runs and scored 29 more. Overall, the numbers are fantastic considering how cold he was to start the season. Ockimey’s got a very good eye which has allowed that fantastic .374 OBP.
Ryan Fitzgerald is slashing .277/.358/.536 between Double-A and Triple-A so far this year. The slugging percentage has been a fantastic surprise. He already has new career-highs in doubles (26) and home runs (13) to go along with three triples. Fitzgerald has also driven in 43 runs, scored 44 more, and stolen three bases.
Jeter Downs is hitting just .181. He’s struck out 95 times in 259 at-bats. There’s no point in pretending like those numbers are good. However, there are a lot of things to remember. He just turned 23 and he had just 12 games in Double-A before this season. Clearly this is a big step up. All the tools are there, let him figure it out.
Connor Seabold could very well see the Majors at some point this season. He only has 24 1/3 innings pitched in Triple-A so far in 2021 due to injury. But he has looked great for moments. He hasn’t been perfected, but that’s to be expected with the injuries. The right-handed pitcher has the ability to dominate and could help the Red Sox pitching.
Kutter Crawford has thrown 66 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season. The right-hander has a 3.82 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, .238 BAA. He has struck out 89 batters compared to just 11 walks, showing incredible control.
Durbin Feltman is looking very strong in Triple-A so far. The relief pitcher has 10 2/3 innings pitched over seven appearances. He has a 3.38 ERA, .200 BAA, and 0.94 WHIP in that time. Meanwhile, he’s struck out 10 compared to just two walks. Feltman has also picked up one win, one hold, and one save.