Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Dazzling debuts and statements made
By Hunter Noll
Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)
Shane Drohan was promoted to Triple-A after terrorizing Double-A hitters for a month. In his first start with Worcester, Drohan allowed five runs over five innings. He walked three batters and surrendered three home runs. It was a very un-Drohan game. However, he struck out six and looked good for the first few innings. The wind didn't help his cause either.
Andrew Politi is down to a 3.20 ERA, .236 BAA, and 1.22 WHIP. The right-handed reliever has only allowed one run in 8 2/3 innings this month. He's struck out 22 batters and walked seven in 19 2/3 innings pitched.
Wilyer Abreu is slashing .282/.386/.479 with five doubles and six home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 20 runs, scored 22 more, and stolen two bases. Abreu might be one of the more mature hitters despite being only 23. He has a great command of the strike zone and does everything right on the field.
David Hamilton has slumped a bit but still finds ways to produce. The left-handed hitting infielder is slashing .266/.349/.513 with seven doubles, two triples, and nine home runs. He's driven in 22 runs, scored 30 more, and stolen 23 bases.
Ryan Fitzgerald keeps proving he deserves a chance in the Majors. The left-handed hitting utility has a .300/.370/.558 slash line with eight doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. Fitzy has driven in 28 runs, scored 18 more, and stolen three bases.
Nick Sogard is slashing .275/.405/.353 with six doubles and one triple. The switch-hitting utility has driven in 10 runs, scored 18 more, and stolen six bases. Sogard has flashed good defense around the diamond and gets on base. He's an underrated depth piece for Boston.