Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch: Ceddanne Rafaela has signature game

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 31: The Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series Championship banner hangs outside Fenway Park on October 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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Red Sox prospect Blaze Jordan
CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 08: Blaze Jordan is seen during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Progressive Field on July 08, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Red Sox Low-A (Salem)

Blaze Jordan’s scorching-hot May continued this week. The right-handed hitter picked up at least one hit in five-of-six games this week, with three being multi-hit games. He’s slashing .365/.400/.554 in May. Overall Jordan is slashing .268/.318/.408 with 11 doubles and three home runs. That’s absolutely wild considering how bad he was in April. The 19-year-old has 21 runs batted in, 23 more runs scored, and one steal.

Niko Kavadas is putting up strong numbers this season. The left-handed hitter has a .262/.441/.467 slash line with 11 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. He’s driven in 17 runs, scored 15 more, and stolen one base. The first baseman’s been even better than his numbers though. He draws a lot of walks and has a ton of hard-hit balls that just ended up going right to someone.

Eddinson Paulino holds a great .264/.341/.453 slash line with 12 doubles, five triples, and two home runs. The left-handed hitter has had phenomenal run production as well. Paulino’s already picked up 17 RBI and 30 runs scored, to go along with three steals. Despite being just 19, he’s got a mature and patient approach at the plate.

Speaking of being patient, let’s talk about Brainer Bonaci. The right-handed hitter has a .269/.395/.337 slash line with three doubles and two triples. He’s driven in 14 runs, and scored 22 more, stealing three bases. Bonaci has 23 walks compared to 25 strikeouts. That’s impressive for anyone, let alone a 19-year-old.

Nathan Hickey is another great eye in the lineup. The right-handed hitter is slashing .239/.409/.423 with four doubles and three home runs. He’s driven in 17 runs and scored 14 more to this point. The catcher has drawn more walks (20) than he has strikeouts (19).

Tyler Miller ended the week in the best way possible. Salem had the last game going on in the Red Sox system on Sunday. Miller hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give Salem a 9-8 victory. On the year, Miller has a .193/.271/.370 slash line. The left-handed hitter has four doubles, one triple, and five home runs. He’s driven in 15 runs, scored 17 more, and stolen three bases.

Wikelman Gonzalez has a 2.83 ERA, .212 BAA, and 1.36 WHIP in eight starts this year. The right-handed pitcher has 17 walks in 28 2/3 innings, but he’s also racked up 37 strikeouts. Gonzalez is still just 20, and it feels like Boston might start stretching him out a bit, trying to go for longer outings.

Jacob Webb is currently holding a 2.12 ERA, .226 BAA, and 1.71 WHIP in 13 appearances this season. The right-handed has walked 15 batters in 17 innings, but he’s already struck out 29, which has kept his ERA low as he’s been able to get out of any serious trouble.

Adenys Bautista has a 2.89 ERA, .136 BAA, and 0.96 WHIP in 18 2/3 innings over 12 appearances so far this season. The right-handed has 23 strikeouts compared to nine walks and hasn’t really gotten into any seriously major trouble this year. He tends to limit the damage whenever the walks or homers (three so far) do creep up.

Maceo Campbell had a good week, tossing two perfect innings with three strikeouts in his lone appearance. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.60 ERA, .200 BAA, and 1.44 WHIP in nine outings this year. Campbell has 16 strikeouts compared to 12 walks in 17 1/3 innings so far.

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