Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Home runs and Hunter Dobbins

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages
2 of 5

Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)

Ceddanne Rafaela was promoted to Triple-A on Sunday. The right-handed hitting centerfielder/shortstop slashed .294/.332/.441 with 18 doubles and six home runs in Double-A. He drove in 37 runs, scored 40 more, and stole 30 bases. Rafaela's a gold glove defender with elite bat-to-ball skills. The only issue has been his pitch selection, but everything else has been so good it's impossible to ignore him. This was a very deserved promotion.

Corey Rosier was also promoted to Triple-A, although the assumption is that it won't be a permanent stay. The left-handed hitting outfielder is 1-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored in three games for Worcester. He's already shown off his arm, and if he sticks around, you'll see some steals. He has 26 in Double-A this year.

Max Ferguson jumped all the way up from High-A to Triple-A. This one definitely won't be permanent, though. The left-handed hitting outfielder/middle infielder was brought up for the depth. He went 0-for-2 in Triple-A in one game this week. Fergie has had a solid year in High-A. This was good exposure for him.

Nick Sogard hit his second home run of the season this week. The switch-hitting utility is slashing .296/.393/.389 with 11 doubles, one triple, and two home runs. He's driven in 27 runs, scored 35 more, and stolen 11 bases.

Stephen Scott had a big day on Sunday that included a home run and four RBI. The left-handed hitting catcher is slashing .250/.378/.536 with two doubles and two home runs in 10 games for Worcester. He's driven in 12 runs, scored five more, and walked as many times (7) as he's struck out (7).

Wilyer Abreu returned from injury and is still making a difference. The left-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .263/.375/.463 with six doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. He's driven in 28 runs, scored 32 more, and stolen three bases. Abreu also found out he was having a baby boy in a gender reveal at Polar Park. Congrats.

Ronaldo Hernandez has been on a ridiculous tear. The right-handed hitting catcher is slashing .259/.351/.483 with five doubles and nine home runs. He's driven in 38 runs and scored 22 more. Hernandez is slashing .333/.430/.587 with 22 RBI in June.

Shane Drohan tossed four scoreless innings on Sunday before leaving the game early. Since the panic, it's been revealed that it was cramping. We can all relax. The left-handed pitcher has a 3.31 ERA, .204 BAA, and 1.23 WHIP in 73 1/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He's struck out 69 batters and walked 36. Drohan's settled down nicely in Triple-A.

Ryan Fernandez continues to sky-rocket his stock. The right-handed reliever was called up to Triple-A last week, and he hasn't skipped a beat. Fernandez has tossed three shutout innings for Worcester, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out four.

Brendan Nail keeps showing how versatile he can be. The lefty has made five starts this year. And this week, he picked up his second save of the season and his first in Triple-A. Nail has a 1.70 ERA, .178 BAA, and 0.97 WHIP in 37 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He's struck out 39 batters and walked 13.