Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Brooks Brannon arrives

The Boston Red Sox prospect watch is back this week with plenty of newsworthy performances, including the arrival of catching prospect Brooks Brannon in Single-A.
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Red Sox Double-A (Portland Sea Dogs)

Marcelo Mayer finished his week strong with a three-hit performance. The left-handed hitting shortstop is slashing .249/.323/.482 with 16 doubles, one triple, and 13 home runs between High-A and Double-A. He's driven in 51 runs, scored 38 more, and stolen nine bases. Mayer's playing much better than the numbers show with Portland.

Nathan Hickey is slashing .288/.388/.537 with nine doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs between High-A and Double-A. The left-handed hitting catcher has driven in 31 runs, scored 30 more, and stolen two bases.

Nick Yorke holds a .274/.365/.456 slash line with 12 doubles, four triples, and nine home runs. The right-handed hitting second baseman has driven in 35 runs, scored 50 more, and stolen six bases.

Elih Marrero has been hot at the plate and has a five-game hitting streak. The switch-hitting catcher is slashing .266/.413/.328 with four doubles. He's driven in five runs, scored 11 more, and stolen five bases in 22 games. Marrero has walked 16 times compared to 19 strikeouts.

Alex Binelas is still boosting his numbers and hitting more home runs. The left-handed hitting corner infielder is slashing .211/.263/.434 with 11 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. He's driven in 27 runs, scored 19 more, and stolen three bases.

Niko Kavadas hit a baseball a mile this week. The left-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .205/.394/.425 with five doubles and 13 home runs. He's driven in 40 runs, scored 31 more, and stolen two bases. Kavadas has a low average and is striking out a lot, but he's getting on base and hitting baseball far.

Phillip Sikes is slashing .241/.326/.353 with 13 doubles, two triples, and three home runs. He's driven in 26 runs, scored 40 more, and stolen 31 bases. Sikes has been solid this season and is stealing bases at a high rate.

Hunter Dobbins has now made two starts in Double-A. The right-handed pitcher has allowed four runs on 11 hits over 10 1/3 innings. He's struck out nine batters and walked four. Dobbins dominated High-A, and he's making a great first impression in Double-A.

Isaac Coffey struggled in his first Double-A outing, but he was phenomenal in start number two. The right-handed pitcher tossed six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. He walked two batters and struck out four.

Brian Van Belle has a 3.00 ERA, .242 BAA, and 1.20 WHIP in 81 innings. The right-handed pitcher has struck out 69 batters and walked 25. We might be getting close to seeing BVB making the jump to Triple-A.

Luis Guerrero continues to dominate late in games. The right-handed reliever has a 1.19 ERA, .147 BAA, and 1.09 WHIP in 30 1/3 innings. He's struck out 27 batters and walked 18. Guerrero has 13 saves and a 3-1 record. He's in the future's game and should be making his way to Worcester soon.

Christopher Troye hasn't allowed an earned run over his last six outings (8 1/3 innings). The righty reliever is down to a 3.10 ERA, .168 BAA, and 1.34 WHIP in 29 innings between High-A and Double-A. Troye has 56 strikeouts compared to 21 walks.

Dylan Spacke tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings this week and now has four straight scoreless appearances (10 innings). The right-handed reliever has a 2.70 ERA, .227 BAA, and 1.34 WHIP in 36 2/3 innings. He's struck out 25 batters and walked 20.