Red Sox High-A (Greenville)
Luis Perales made his High-A debut this week (without me in attendance, and yes, I'm going to be salty about this). The right-handed pitcher allowed one run on five hits over five innings. He struck out five batters without walking any. Perales continues to dominate.
Angel Bastardo tossed a six-inning complete-game shutout last week. Allowing two hits and no walks while striking out nine batters. The righty somehow managed to one-up that this week. Bastardo tossed a seven-game complete-game shutout. This time he allowed three hits with no walks and a career-high 14 strikeouts. He has a 3.49 ERA, .202 BAA, and 1.15 WHIP in 87 2/3 innings. Bastardo's struck out 119 batters and walked 36.
Dalton Rogers allowed four earned runs on seven hits in 9 2/3 innings over two starts this week. The left-handed pitcher struck out 18 batters in those two games. Rogers has a 4.41 ERA, .183 BAA, and 1.29 WHIP between Single-A and High-A. He's struck out 102 batters and walked 40 in 65 1/3 innings.
Bradley Blalock allowed two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The righty struck out four batters and only walked one. Blalock has a 2.51 ERA, .213 BAA, and 1.00 WHIP between Single-A and High-A. He has 48 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 43 innings.
Felix Cepeda has made two appearances in High-A and has shown why he earned that promotion. The right-handed reliever hasn't allowed a run or even a hit over 2 2/3 innings. He's walked one batter and struck out three.
Roman Anthony is slashing .318/.463/.706 with seven doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 20 runs, scored 21 more, and stolen two bases. Anthony's stock is somehow still rising.
Allan Castro is going to start getting more hype. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing .323/.417/.452 with two doubles and one triple. Castro's driven in three runs and scored four more in eight games for High-A.
Brainer Bonaci is slashing .303/.362/.507 with 14 doubles, one triple, and nine home runs. The switch-hitting shortstop has driven in 34 runs, scored 26 more, and stolen six bases.
Eduardo Lopez is quietly having one of the better seasons in the Red Sox minor league system. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing .275/.369/.401 with 12 doubles, one triple, and four home runs. Lopez has driven in 35 runs, scored 41 more, and stolen 11 bases.
Bryan Gonzalez has a .253/.305/.408 slash line with 12 doubles, five triples, and seven home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 38 runs, scored 45 more, and stolen five bases. Gonzalez has had strikeout issues, but he hasn't let that stop him from producing.
Tyler Miller is slashing .274/.332/.434 with 13 doubles and seven home runs. The left-handed hitting corner infielder/outfielder has driven in 32 runs, scored 26 more, and stolen 13 bases. Miller has been consistently solid all year.
Eddinson Paulino is trending up. The left-handed hitting utility is slashing .243/.326/.393 with 19 doubles, four triples, and six home runs. Paulino has driven in 37 runs, scored 49 more, and stolen 18 bases.