Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Home runs and Hunter Dobbins

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Red Sox Double-A (Portland)

Hunter Dobbins made his Double-A debut this week. The right-handed pitcher allowed one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out five batters and walked three. Dobbins won his Double-A debut to continue a pretty bonkers start to the year he had in High-A. He's one of the pitchers in the system that could fly up rankings.

Isaac Coffey also made his Double-A debut this week, but it didn't go as well as it did for Dobbins. The righty allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over two innings. He did strike out three batters, though. Coffey was on an incredible run in High-A that included 83 strikeouts compared to 10 walks in 60 1/3 innings. He'll be fine. Let him adjust.

Brian Van Belle might be closing in on a promotion of his own. The righty twirled another gem this week, allowing one run on five hits over six innings. BVB struck out eight batters without walking any. He has a 2.61 ERA, .236 BAA, and 1.14 WHIP in 76 innings. Van Belle has 65 strikeouts compared to just 22 walks.

Dylan Spacke has been fantastic over the last eight days. Since last Sunday, the right-handed reliever has tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out six batters. Spacke is down to a 2.91 ERA, .218 BAA, and 1.35 WHIP in 34 innings. He's struck out 24 batters and walked 20.

Luis Guerrero has a 1.23 ERA, .152 BAA, and 1.13 WHIP in 29 1/3 innings. He's struck out 27 batters compared to 18 walks. The righty reliever has 12 saves in 14 opportunities this season, to go along with a 3-1 record.

Christopher Troye had some issues after being promoted to Double-A, but he's clearly figured things out. The right-handed reliever has tossed six shutout innings over his last four appearances. He has allowed three hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters in that time. Troye has a 3.29 ERA, .158 BAA, and 1.32 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings between High-A and Double-A. He's struck out 52 batters and walked 20.

Marcelo Mayer is showing signs of turning things around in Double-A. The left-handed hitting shortstop hit homers in back-to-back games this week and had another game with two hits and a walk. Mayer is slashing .250/.327/.487 with 15 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs between High-A and Double-A. He's driven in 47 runs, scored 34 more, and stolen eight bases.

Alex Binelas has been one of the hottest hitters in the system this June. The left-handed hitting corner infielder is slashing .219/.274/.444 with 11 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. He's driven in 24 runs, scored 18 more, and stolen two bases. Binelas is slashing .325/.357/.725 in June.

Nathan Hickey is slashing .285/.375/.533 with nine doubles, one triple, and 10 home runs between High-A and Double-A. The left-handed hitting catcher has driven in 29 runs, scored 28 more, and stolen two bases. Hickey not letting Double-A phase him has been a very welcome sign.

Elih Marrero served a one-game suspension for a little disagreement after a game with the other team. The switch-hitting catcher seems to have had a fire lit under him since then. Marrero is slashing .250/.400/.304 with three doubles. He's driven in three runs, scored 10 more, and stolen five bases. Marrero had his first three-hit game of the year this week.

Nick Yorke is slashing .286/.377/.475 with 12 doubles, three triples, and nine home runs. The right-handed hitting second baseman has driven in 33 runs, scored 47 more, and stolen six bases. Yorke continues to play fantastic defense at second base.

Chase Meidroth hasn't stopped getting on base. The right-handed hitting infielder is slashing .309/.453/.445 with eight doubles and six home runs between High-A and Double-A. He's driven in 31 runs, scored 38 more, and stolen eight bases. Meidroth even played shortstop on Sunday.

Phillip Sikes is slashing .241/.320/.361 with 13 doubles, two triples, and three home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 23 runs, scored 36 more, and stolen 27 bases. He hit his third homer of the season this week, and with Rafaela in Triple-A, we could see more of Sikes at the top of the order again.