Red Sox High-A (Greenville)
Blaze Jordan has an appropriate name because the fireman is going scorched earth. The right-handed hitting corner infielder has a 13-game hitting streak going. Jordan's now slashing .284/.338/.514 with three doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He's driven in 14 runs and scored 10 more.
Marcelo Mayer has a .254/.375/.388 slash line with four doubles, one triple, and one home run. The left-handed hitting shortstop has driven in 11 runs, scored nine more, and stolen three bases.
Nathan Hickey is slashing .280/.419/.540 with five doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The left-handed hitter has driven in five runs, scored nine more, and walked 11 times. Hickey's shown some improvements defensively at catcher as well.
Eddinson Paulino had a crazy 7-for-7 stretch that helped climb him out of a massive slump to start the year. The left-handed hitting utility man has a .227/.275/.333 slash line with three doubles, one triple, and one home run. He's driven in seven runs, scored 11 more, and stolen six bases.
Eduardo Lopez had the best week of potentially his MiLB career. He went 8-for-17 with a grand slam. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing .273/.373/.386 with two doubles and one home run. He's driven in nine runs, scored eight more, and stolen three bases.
Alright, it's big news time. Bones is back, baby! Brainer Bonaci was activated this week, and the 20-year-old made his High-A debut. The switch-hitting shortstop is 1-for-6 with a double in two games.
Chase Meidroth took a nasty shot to the face on Saturday. He was taken out of the game and missed Sunday. The right-handed hitting second baseman is slashing .320/.521/.400 with one double and one home run. He's driven in eight runs, scored 13 more, and stolen three bases. Meidroth has 20 walks compared to 15 strikeouts. Hopefully, he's okay.
Gilberto Jimenez was also taken out of the game on Saturday with a limp. The outfielder didn't play on Sunday. Let's hope he's okay as well. The switch-hitter is slashing .241/.255/.407 with six doubles and one home run. He's driven in six runs, scored eight more, and stolen four bases.
Tyler Miller has been a doubles machine. The left-handed hitting corner infielder has a .321/.345/.500 slash line with five doubles. He's driven in five runs, scored three more, and stolen one base in seven games. Miller's also flashed the leather a few times at first base.
Alex Erro returned this week. The switch-hitting catcher/first baseman is slashing .333/.385/.417 with two doubles in seven games. He's driven in two runs, scored three more, and stolen one base.
Max Ferguson is slashing .220/.370/.322 with three doubles and one home run. The left-handed hitter has driven in eight runs, scored nine more, and stolen 10 bases. The average has dipped, but he's still getting on base at a good clip.
Isaac Coffey has been consistent. The right-handed starter has a 3.92 ERA, .218 BAA, and 0.92 WHIP this year. He's only walked two batters in 20 2/3 innings while striking out 30.
Juan Daniel Encarnacion had his best start of the season this week. The right-handed pitcher gave up one run on one hit over five innings. He walked four but struck out a career-high eight batters. Encarnacion has a 4.91 ERA, .154 BAA, and 1.25 WHIP. He's struck out 23 batters compared to 13 walks in 18 1/3 innings.
Angel Bastardo looked good for the majority of his start this week, but things imploded a bit. The right-handed pitcher has a 6.63 ERA, .236 BAA, and 1.37 WHIP in 19 innings. He's struck out 26 batters and walked nine.
Christopher Troye has a 2.25 ERA, .167 BAA, and 1.63 WHIP on the year. The righty gave up his first two runs this week, allowing one in each relief appearance. However, he also racked up six strikeouts and only walked one batter in 2 2/3 innings. Walks had been an issue (he has eight in eight innings), so that was great to see. His 18 strikeouts help him clean up messes.
Nate Tellier has a 1.50 ERA, .217 BAA, and 2.00 WHIP this season. The right-handed reliever has walked seven batters in six innings, but he's struck out nine.
Wikelman Gonzalez has had a rough go of it. The right-handed pitcher has a 15.58 ERA, .294 BAA, and 3.00 WHIP in 8 2/3 innings. He's struck out 14 batters but has an unsightly 16 walks.