Trade deadline shakes things up for the Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch
We’ve got ourselves a little bit of a shakeup here at the Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch.
The trade deadline has come and gone. And with it, the Red Sox made some moves. They dealt away catcher Christian Vázquez. That one stung. Boston got two exciting prospects in return though, with Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu. Then they traded for outfielder Tommy Pham, giving away a “player to be named later.” That just means I need to hold my breath and wait longer to see how much it hurts my soul.
Boston sent Jake Diekman away for Reese McGuire. That didn’t have anything to do with prospects though. Finally, they traded for first baseman Eric Hosmer. The Red Sox also got cash and two prospects (Corey Rosier and Max Ferguson). Sadly, they sent Jay Groome in return though. So let’s pour one out for the homie and wish him the best with the San Diego Padres.
All this means we’ve got a lot to talk about in the minors. Meanwhile, the Major Leagues are struggling. Boston just dropped three-of-four to the Kansas City Royals. That’s ugly.
Kutter Crawford has been really good this season. He didn’t have his best game on Sunday, but for the most part he’s been phenomenal. The right-handed pitcher has a 4.30 ERA, .242 BAA, and 1.24 WHIP in 58 2/3 innings pitched in the Majors this season. Crawford has racked up 60 strikeouts compared to just 19 walks.
Josh Winckowski has now tossed 50 innings in the Majors. The righty has a 4.68 ERA, .289 BAA, and 1.50 WHIP this season. The numbers aren’t great but he’s shown a lot of potential to be a strong backend type starter. Someone that can eat innings and give you some great games.
Brayan Bello got hurt and landed on the IL this week. Why? Because Red Sox fans apparently aren’t allowed to have nice things this year.