This week’s Red Sox Prospect Watch is headlined by a few promotions
Not only have the Boston Red Sox been extremely hot lately, but they’re getting massive contributions from some prospects during this run.
Jarren Duran has been getting some more steady playing time in the Majors and has made the most of it. The left-handed hitting outfielder has had a few big games and now holds a .327/.386/.500 slash line with five doubles and two triples. Duran’s driven in three runs and scored nine more. He’s already second on the team with four steals.
Josh Winckowski continues churning out great starts. The right-handed pitcher is now 3-1 in his four career starts, having won his last three. Over 20 innings pitched, Wink has a 3.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and .295 BAA with 13 strikeouts compared to six walks. While the numbers aren’t exactly great, he’s kept runs off the board and given the Red Sox innings.
Meanwhile, we saw a wild week in the minor leagues. A lot was going on, but nothing created more headlines than the insane amount of movement.
We’ve reached the midpoint of the MiLB season. And with it came a flurry of promotions. This wasn’t just one or two though. There were promotions all throughout the minor leagues. We’re talking from Low-A to High-A, High-A to Double-A, and Double-A to Triple-A.
What’s really crazy is that might not be the end of it. There are plenty of players outperforming their level. And the Red Sox might be forced to promote a few more prospects in the coming weeks if they continue their fantastic play.
For now though, we need to focus on what’s happening now. So let’s take a look at who got those promotions, and who’s fighting for one.