Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Hot hitters and relievers turning heads

This week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch is led by a couple of scorching-hot hitters and relievers doing their best prime Jonathan Papelbon impressions.
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Red Sox Single-A (Salem)

Johanfran Garcia is in Single-A and had a cool week. The right-handed hitting catcher slashed .176/.222/.235, but still managed to hit a lot of goals. Garcia hit his first Single-A double and stole his first Single-A base. He also scored two runs. And on Sunday, Garcia picked up his first Single-A RBI by singling home Jhostynxon Garcia, his older brother.

Speaking of Jhostynxon Garcia, he's slashing .220/.322/.344 with 11 doubles, three triples, and three home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 21 runs, scored 37 more, and stolen six bases.

Albertson Asigen has been phenomenal in Single-A. The right-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .333/.451/.430 with two doubles, two triples, and a home run. He's driven in 10 runs, scored 16 more, and stolen seven bases in 31 games.

Johnfrank Salazar was struggling mightily coming into this week. The right-handed hitting infielder picked up a hit in all five games he appeared in against Delmarva, though. Salazar is slashing .203/.263/.311 with two doubles and two home runs. He's driven in seven runs and scored eight more.

Alexis Hernandez is slashing .250/.337/.365 with eight doubles and three home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 21 runs, scored 19 more, and stolen 11 bases. Hernandez also flashed the leather this week, robbing a home run. He's shown great defense in the outfield all year.

Albert Feliz is starting to crush baseballs. The right-handed hitting first baseman/outfielder is slashing .241/.315/.389 with 15 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. He's driven in 36 runs and scored 33 more. Five of Feliz's home runs have come since July 29.

Lyonell James is still boosting his numbers. The right-handed hitting infielder is slashing .248/.323/.325 with 12 doubles and three home runs. He's driven in 42 runs, scored 33 more, and stolen two bases.

Luis Ravelo is slashing .219/.315/.304 with 14 doubles and five home runs. The switch-hitting shortstop has driven in 42 runs, scored 44 more, and stolen six bases. Ravelo's numbers aren't great, but he's starting to turn things around with two home runs in the last two weeks.

Natanael Yuten dominated the FCL and made it up to Single-A. The left-handed hitting outfielder went 2-for-20 with two walks and four runs scored. Yuten should get a ton of opportunities for the rest of the season.

Luis De La Rosa made two appearances this week and dominated both times. The right-handed pitcher gave up just one hit over five shutout innings. He walked three batters and struck out 10. De La Rosa has a 3.30 ERA, .202 BAA, and 1.32 WHIP in 60 innings. He's struck out 75 batters compared to 36 walks.

Jedixson Paez allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in his lone start this week. The righty has a 3.46 ERA, .225 BAA, and 1.01 WHIP in 75 1/3 innings. He's struck out 64 batters and only walked 12.

Yordanny Monegro allowed two runs on four hits over four innings this week. The right-handed pitcher struck out five batters and walked one. He has a 2.78 ERA, .228 BAA, and 1.29 WHIP in Single-A. He's struck out 52 batters and walked 15 in 35 2/3 innings.

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