Red Sox Low-A (Salem)
Niko Kavadas has been phenomenal all year long. The 11th-round pick in 2021 is slashing .301/.490/.521 with 10 doubles and two home runs. He’s driven in 10 runs and scored 13 more, stealing one base. The left-handed hitter’s near .500 OBP is thanks to an absolutely ridiculous 25 walks.
Eduardo Lopez is having himself a month. Coming into May, the switch-hitter had a .083 batting average with zero home runs. He’s 13-for-25 this month with two doubles and three home runs. The 20-year-old outfielder suddenly has a .306/.364/.531 slash line with two doubles and three homers. He’s driven in seven runs and scored four more, stealing three bases.
Nathan Hickey has a hit in all three games he’s played in this month. The left-handed hitting catcher has a .269/.418/.442 slash line on the year. He’s collected three doubles and two home runs, to go along with 12 RBI and nine runs scored.
Brainer Bonaci holds a .279/.418/.377 slash line on the year. The switch-hitting 19-year-old has two doubles and two triples, but no home runs yet. However, power isn’t expected to be a big part of his game. The OBP is fantastic and he’s been a good run producer with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored, as well as two steals.
Miguel Ugueto has been great all year long. The right-handed hitting 19-year-old has a .333/.349/.436 slash line with six doubles and one triple. He’s driven in 10 runs and scored 10 more, stealing two bases.
Eddinson Paulino’s odd season continues once again. The 19-year-old left-handed hitter has just a .235/.304/.433 slash line. However he has a solid eight doubles, four triples, and one home run. He’s also driven in 13 runs and scored 17 more, stealing one base.
Blaze Jordan got off to a slow start. The 19-year-old looks to be figuring it out though. Jordan is up to a .211/.269/.284 slash line with four doubles and one home run. He’s driven in 11 runs and scored 12 more. He’s picked up at least one hit in all seven games this month, slashing .333/.367/.370 in May.
Adenys Bautista has tossed 13 innings in eight appearances out of the bullpen this year. In that time, the right-handed pitcher has a 2.08 ERA. He also has a .152 BAA and 0.92 WHIP, to go along with 17 strikeouts compared to five walks.
Wikelman Gonzalez suffered his first bump in the road this week, giving up four runs on two hits and three walks in just 2/3 of an inning. Despite that, he still has great overall numbers. The 20-year-old righty has a 2.76 ERA, .207 BAA, and 1.41 WHIP in five starts. He does have 11 walks in 16 1/3 innings, but also boasts 21 strikeouts.
Tyler Uberstine has made five appearances (four starts) this season. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.45 ERA, .232 BAA, and 1.18 WHIP in that time. Over 22 innings he’s struck out 19 batters compared to seven walks, giving up just one home run.
Angel Bastardo has 19 2/3 innings over five starts this year. The 19-year-old righty has a 3.20 ERA, .284 BAA, and 1.53 WHIP in that time. He’s walked nine batters, while striking out an impressive 20. His start this week was the most promising of all, going five scoreless innings. In that game, he allowed just three hits and walked one batter while striking out three.
Joey Stock has already made nine appearances this year, one being a start. In that time, the right-handed pitcher has tossed 19 innings. He has a 2.84 ERA, .191 BAA, and 1.11 WHIP on the season. Stock has walked eight batters while striking out 23.