Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Brayan Bello is having zero issues adjusting to Triple-A. The right-handed pitcher has made three starts, and he’s already 3-0. Bello has a 3.18 ERA, .219 BAA, 1.29 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in just 17 innings pitched. The expectations were very high after the promotion and somehow he’s exceeding all of them.
Frank German has also been promoted to Triple-A and hasn’t had any issues. German has made three appearances so far. In that time he has allowed just one hit and zero runs in three innings. The right-handed pitcher has walked three batters but has four strikeouts as well. He’s been a revelation since transitioning into a reliever. The Red Sox might have a bullpen star on their hands.
Andrew Politi is the third of those promotions. I’ll give you one guess how that’s gone for him. The right-handed pitcher has allowed just one run on three hits in four innings over four appearances. He’s struck out six batters and walked two in that time.
Eduard Bazardo continues to impress. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.16 ERA, .270 BAA, and 1.32 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings pitched this season. He’s struck out 17 batters compared to five walks, and has yet to give up a home run.
Zack Kelly made two great appearances out of the bullpen this week. The right-handed pitcher now has a 3.44 ERA, .209 BAA, and 1.42 WHIP in 18 1/3 innings. He’s walked 12 batters so far, but that’s not really an area of concern. Most walks came in two/three of the outings. And that’s never been an issue for Kelly in the past. He’s also racked up 24 strikeouts to keep himself out of too much trouble.
Ronaldo Hernandez has flipped a switch. Coming into May 21, the catcher had a .119 average on the year. He’s on a six-game hitting streak since then. This isn’t some normal hitting streak though. The right-handed hitter is 14-for-24 in that time. He’s now slashing .222/.257/.370 with seven doubles and three home runs. Hernandez has driven in 15 runs and scored 13 more. He needs to work on his eye, but these last few days have been insanely encouraging.
Ryan Fitzgerald is slashing .290/.348/.568 with nine doubles, four triples, and 10 home runs. The left-handed hitter has driven in a ridiculous 39 runs, and scored 21 more, stealing one base. He’s been a fantastic power bat from the left side and it’s going to be interesting to see when he gets a shot in the Majors.
Jarren Duran is slashing .305/.384/.525 with 11 doubles, four triples, and four home runs. He’s driven in 20 runs and scored 27 more, stealing 10 bases. Even though the homers are down this year, it’s been a major positive. His slugging percentage is up because he already has as many doubles and more triples than he had last season. The left-handed hitter has looked locked in for most of this season.