Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch 9/5/22: Major call-ups finally happen
Major call-ups highlight this week’s Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch
Wow did we get the call-ups we’ve all been asking for or what? The Boston Red Sox promoted Zack Kelly at the end of last week, and he got to make his debut this week. That was amazing, but let’s be honest we were all expecting more names.
Then came the promotions of Connor Wong and Eduard Bazardo. Okay, now we’re getting somewhere. Finally, on Saturday it was announced that Triston Casas was going to Boston to make his MLB debut.
We’ve got life people. The Red Sox have won five in a row and they have some fun players to watch.
Triston Casas almost went bridge his first at-bat. The left-handed hitter ended up going 1-for-4 in his debut and made a couple of really nice plays at first base. Boy is it nice to see good defense at first base. Casas is an absolute UNIT and he’s ready for this moment. Love to see it.
Connor Wong did go bridge this week. He also showed off some really nice patience at the plate. The right-handed hitting catcher is 3-for-13 with a home run in the Majors this year. He’s driven in three runs, scored two more, and already drawn three walks.
Brayan Bello had his best start in the Majors this week (picking up his first-career win). The right-handed starter went out there Saturday and twirled six beautiful shutout innings. He allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out five. Bello has a 5.91 ERA, .321 BAA, 1.81 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts over 32 innings in the Majors.
Zack Kelly gave up two runs in his last outing, but his first two MLB appearances saw him throw a scoreless inning each time. The righty reliever has a nice pitch mix and has looked sharp most of his time in the Majors. Giving up two runs when pitching in your third game in four days can definitely be excused anyway. He has four strikeouts through three innings so far.
Eduard Bazardo gave up two runs in his first inning of work in the Majors this year. He bounced back beautifully with a quick 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout his next time out though. The right-handed reliever was having a strong season in Triple-A and definitely deserved this look.
With all these call-ups, the Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch is seeing a major shakeup and we love it! This means new names at every level, and we’re excited to see how they do down the stretch as the season winds down.