This week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch features home runs and Hunter Dobbins
This week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch saw more promotions and some insane debuts. There's a lot to talk about, so let's not waste any time.
David Hamilton made his Major League debut, and if anyone wasn't aware, he's fast. The left-handed hitting middle infielder is 1-for-9 with one walk with Boston. However, he has stolen two bases and scored two runs. One of those runs came from Hamilton walking, then stealing second, then scoring from second on a failed pickoff attempt. He created a run all by himself.
Triston Casas continues to bump up those numbers. The left-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .218/.328/.400 with 11 doubles, one triple, and nine home runs. He's driven in 27 runs and scored 30 more.
Connor Wong is slashing .234/.299/.421 with 14 doubles and six home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 18 runs, scored 29 more, and stolen one base. He could get even more playing time with Reese McGuire landing on the IL.
Jarren Duran has been one of the most valuable players on the team this season. The left-handed hitting outfielder has a .291/.347/.444 slash line with 21 doubles and three home runs. He's driven in 26 runs, scored 21 more, and stolen 14 bases in 15 attempts.
Brandon Walter made his Major League debut this week as well. The left-handed pitcher put on a really strong performance. He allowed three runs on six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. Walter only struck out two batters but was consistently getting extremely weak contact.
Chris Murphy has found himself a role as a legitimate left-handed bullpen arm. The lefty has appeared in three games for the Red Sox, tossing eight shutout innings. He's allowed just four hits and one walk, while striking out 11 batters.
Brayan Bello is becoming an ace right before our eyes. The right-handed pitcher has a 3.27 ERA, .247 BAA, and 1.27 WHIP in 66 innings. He's struck out 62 batters and walked 21. Bello had a rough first outing of the season, and his second time around wasn't great either. Since then, he's become one of the most consistently dominant pitchers in baseball.