Red Sox Low-A (Salem)
Marcelo Mayer put on a power display this week. The left-handed hitter smoked three home runs over the last few days, getting his slugging up. Mayer now holds an incredibly impressive .324/.389/.568 slash line with 15 doubles and four home runs. He’s driven in 23 runs and scored 16 more, going 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts. There’s not much he can’t do.
Niko Kavadas has done a phenomenal job drawing walks this year, but this week was something special. Including two straight games where he went 1-for-2 with three walks. The left-handed hitter is slashing .253/.430/.481 with 14 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs on the year. He’s driven in 31 runs and scored 21 more, stealing one base. Kavadas has drawn a ridiculous 45 walks this season.
Nathan Hickey is slashing .256/.418/.438 with 10 doubles and four home runs. The left-handed hitter has driven in 30 runs and scored 23 more. Hickey’s shown great plate presence this year and looks like he could become one of the best offensive catchers in the game.
Blaze Jordan still isn’t hitting home runs much but he’s showing a really good power bat. The right-handed hitter is slashing .264/.321/.408 with 18 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. He’s driven in 28 runs and scored 28 more, stealing one base. Three home runs seems low but Jordan’s hitting the ball hard often, so there’s nothing to really worry about there.
Yorberto Mejicano has gotten a multiple hits in all three games he’s played this month. The right-handed hitter has gone 7-for-13 in that time. Mejicano is now slashing .264/.293/.448 with four doubles and four home runs. He’s driven in 12 runs and scored 13 more.
Eddinson Paulino continues to impress. He’s shown the ability to make plays at a number of different positions. Meanwhile he’s slashing .242/.332/.417 with 16 doubles, six triples, and three home runs. Paulino’s driven in 25 runs, scored 40 more, and stolen eight bases.
Jacob Webb continues to have a really strong season. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.19 ERA, .223 BAA, and 1.62 WHIP so far. He’s had a few too many walks, with 19 in 24 2/3 innings. However, Webb has already racked up 39 strikeouts as well.
Adenys Bautista had a really strong week. The right-handed pitcher made two appearances, totaling 3 1/3 shutout innings. He now holds a 2.92 ERA, .157 BAA, and 1.18 WHIP on the year. Bautista has walked 15 batters in 24 2/3 innings but has struck out 28 as well.
Joey Stock has been one of the most consistent pitchers in Low-A this season. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.57 ERA, .197 BAA, and 1.09 WHIP on the year. He’s racked up 43 strikeouts compared to 13 walks in 35 innings.
Reidis Sena made his only two appearances of the year so far this week. The right-handed pitcher tossed 4 2/3 innings in that time. He’s given up one earned run on five hits and just one walk, while striking out five batters. Sena’s first two Low-A outings of his career were definitely filled with a lot of promise.