Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Injuries and call-ups rule the week
By Hunter Noll
Injuries and promotions take center stage in this week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox have fallen into a bit of a slump recently. And those negative vibes seem to have slipped into the Minor League system with some big-name injuries. Luckily, there were some promotions this week as well, giving us some positives to talk about.
Triston Casas is really starting to come around. The left-handed hitting first baseman is hitting .345 in May and has gotten his numbers up to a .192/.328/.375 slash line. Casas has four doubles and five home runs. He's driven in 14 runs and scored 18 more.
Masataka Yoshida is slashing .298/.380/.489 with seven doubles and six home runs. He's driven in 24 runs, scored 23 more, and stolen two bases. The left-handed hitting outfield has walked as many times (15) as he's struck out (15).
Connor Wong is slashing .238/.289/.452 with six doubles and four home runs. The right-handed hitter has driven in 11 runs, scored 13 more, and stolen one base. Wong has been fantastic behind the plate, and his offense continues to show positive signs.
Jarren Duran slumped a bit this week and is still slashing .345/.404/.552 with 12 doubles and two home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 16 runs, scored 14 more, and is a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen base opportunities.
Enmanuel Valdez holds a .292/.333/.479 slash line with three doubles and two home runs. The left-handed hitting second baseman has driven in seven runs, scored five more, and stolen three bases.
Brayan Bello had another strong start, continuing to lower his numbers. The right-handed pitcher has a 5.01 ERA, .323 BAA, and 1.59 WHIP. He's struck out 24 batters and walked eight in 23 1/3 innings. Bello's won each of his last two starts.
Josh Winckowski had a blowup outing his last time out, giving up three runs in 2/3 of an inning. Even with that, the right-handed reliever has a 2.55 ERA, .226 BAA, and 1.05 WHIP. He's struck out 19 batters and only walked five in 24 2/3 innings.