Red Sox Prospect News: Brayan Bello gets the call to Polar Park
Red Sox pitching prospect Brayan Bello has been promoted to Triple-A
Brayan Bello has been as dominant as you could be to start the year. The Boston Red Sox pitching prospect has made six starts this year. At that time, the left-handed pitcher has insane numbers. He’s posted a 1.60 ERA, .138 BAA, 0.83 WHIP, and 42 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings.
Just to add a little extra spice to that start, Bello has even tossed a no-hitter this season. And in two starts in May, he’s yet to allow an earned run over 13 innings. He’s only getting better.
And now it appears that Bello has been promoted to Triple-A. This gives Worcester a pretty crazy rotation with Connor Seabold and Josh Winckowski already dominating as starters.
Bello is a different type of animal though. He’s listed as the Red Sox’s fourth-ranked prospect, and honestly, that’s really hard to argue against. The Dominican Republic product has had long stretches of looking untouchable in the past. And after getting a promotion to Double-A after just six starts last year, it seems like history is repeating itself just a year later.
This has pretty big implications too. It puts him just a step away from the Majors. Now, it’s safe to assume the Red Sox will want to see him in Triple-A for quite a bit. No reason to rush him. Especially where there are multiple pitchers (already named Seabold and Wink) to help the rotation if needed.
Could we see Bello in Boston this year though? If he plays well enough it doesn’t feel like a stretch to say he could join the team towards the end of the season. Considering the team is in a weird spot right now, it’s hard to imagine them calling him up if the team isn’t in contention though.
It should also be noted that Andrew Politi deserves this call-up too. The right-handed pitcher converted to a full-time reliever after struggling in Double-A in 2021. This year has been much different thanks to a 2.03 ERA, .152 BAA and 0.75 WHIP in 13 1/3 innings. He’s 4-for-4 in save opportunities and has 20 strikeouts compared to three walks.
Politi has done just about everything right. And with the Red Sox bullpen having a plethora of issues, it’s smart to get a few more guys closer to the Majors in case they are needed. Politi could also potentially make it to the show this year if he pitches really well in Triple-A.
Bello turns just 23 on May 17 though and is the top pitching prospect in the organization. In fact, he might be the best pitching prospect the Boston Red Sox has had in a while. A lot of fans might not have had a chance to actually watch him pitch yet (outside of highlights). So gear up, it’s always an electric factory.