Brooks Brannon arrives to the Boston Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox had another weird week but ended it on a high note with a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. We saw some big performances from young talent in the Majors. It was in the minor leagues where some of the top names stole headlines, though.
Brayan Bello is special. It's something a lot of people have felt for a while now. But it feels like he's truly arrived now. The right-handed pitcher flirted with history in his start this week. He got through seven innings before allowing a hit. Bello has a 3.08 ERA, .234 BAA, and 1.19 WHIP in 73 innings. He's struck out 67 batters and walked 22.
Chris Murphy has allowed two runs on six hits over 10 innings of work in the bullpen. The lefty has only walked three batters while striking out 12. We may be at the point where he has a permanent role in the Boston bullpen. Let's go, Murph.
Jarren Duran went 5-for-5 on Sunday and is now slashing .305/.356/.479 with 25 doubles and four home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 29 runs, scored 25 more, and stolen 15 bases. He robbed a home run this week as well. Duran is an all-star caliber player right now.
Triston Casas is slashing .226/.328/.400 with 12 doubles, one triple, and nine home runs. The left-handed hitting first baseman has driven in 27 runs and scored 30 more. His fantastic June is officially over. Let's see if he keeps improving in July. You have to love what you've seen from Casas recently.
David Hamilton is 3-for-21 with a double in limited playing time. The left-handed hitting middle infielder has scored two runs and stolen two bases. Hamilton can make plays with his speed, which we've seen a little bit of already.
Connor Wong continues to be fantastic behind the plate. However, the bat is slumping at the moment. The right-handed hitting catcher is slashing .218/.279/.394 with 15 doubles and six home runs. He's driven in 18 runs, scored 30 more, and stolen one base.