Red Sox Single-A (Salem)
Jhostynxon Garcia is the star of the week. The right-handed hitting outfielder was struggling in Single-A but is now riding a five-game hitting streak. That streak includes three multi-hit games, three doubles, two home runs, and a fantastic catch. The great week led to a lot of highlights. Those highlights led to way too many tweets asking me how his name is pronounced (Yos-TIN-son). Garcia is slashing .227/.333/.360 with nine doubles, one triple, and three home runs in Single-A. He's driven in 18 runs, scored 29 more, and stolen four bases.
Cutter Coffey is slashing .230/.348/.356 with 13 doubles, two triples, and six home runs. The right-handed hitting shortstop has driven in 28 runs, scored 50 more, and stolen 18 bases. Coffey has recovered nicely from a rough start to the season.
Mikey Romero holds a .226/.263/.321 slash line with three doubles and one triple in Single-A. The left-handed hitting shortstop has driven in five runs, scored seven more, and stolen one base. He has just 13 games under his belt this season, so give him time.
Yorberto Mejicano hit another home run this week. The right-handed hitting catcher/first baseman is slashing .279/.359/.434 with five doubles, two triples, and four home runs. He's driven in 16 runs, scored 23 more, and stolen four bases.
Albert Feliz had a big week that included three doubles and a home run. The right-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .235/.313/.355 with 13 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. He's driven in 26 runs and scored 22 more.
Jedixson Paez continued his run of fantastic outings with his best start yet. The right-handed pitcher went six shutout innings (career-high), allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out five batters. Paez has a 3.70 ERA, .216 BAA, and 0.96 WHIP in 58 1/3 innings. He's struck out 50 batters compared to only eight walks.
Elvis Soto made his Single-A debut this week. The 19-year-old right-handed pitcher tossed four shutout innings. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three batters.
Noah Dean made a promising start this week. The lefty gave up one run on one hit over four innings. He walked two batters and struck out seven. Dean has had major control issues this season, and it's led to some rough numbers. Things have looked better recently, though.
Jonathan Brand tossed 2 1/3 shutout innings over two appearances this week. The right-handed reliever has a 1.11 ERA, .152 BAA, and 0.82 WHIP over 24 1/3 innings. He's struck out 30 batters and walked eight. Brand has seven saves as well, and it feels like a promotion is needed.
Gabriel Jackson made his first start of the season last week after spending all year in the bullpen. He didn't allow an earned run in four innings of work. This week, Jackson allowed one run in five innings. The right-handed pitcher has a 2.68 ERA, .265 BAA, and 1.27 WHIP in 53 2/3 innings. He's struck out 32 batters compared to 15 walks.