Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Marcelo Mayer erupts
By Hunter Noll
Red Sox High-A (Greenville)
Marcelo Mayer may have just had the best week you'll see in a long time. The left-handed hitting shortstop collected a hit in all six games, going 16-for-31 with six doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, eight runs scored, and one steal. That sounds fake, but I promise it's not. The 20-year-old is slashing .337/.414/.582 with 10 doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He's driven in 23 runs, scored 17 more, and stolen four bases.
Nathan Hickey's offense continues to impress. The left-handed hitting catcher has a .294/.402/.588 slash line with six doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He's driven in nine runs and scored 13 more. Hickey's made some improvements defensively but still has to make strides. He's allowed 37 steals on 37 attempts already this season.
Blaze Jordan is slashing .289/.350/.500 with five doubles, one triple, and four home runs. The right-handed hitting corner infielder has driven in 17 runs, scored 12 more, and stole one base.
Chase Meidroth holds a .338/.495/.459 slash line with three doubles and two home runs. He's driven in 13 runs, scored 19 more, and stolen four bases. The right-handed hitting second baseman has more walks (21) than strikeouts (20).
Tyler Miller is slashing .333/.366/.641 with six doubles and two home runs. The left-handed hitting first baseman has driven in eight runs, scored seven more, and stolen two bases. Miller's done all of that in just 10 games.
Eduardo Lopez is slashing .291/.400/.436 with two doubles and two triples. The switch-hitting outfielder has driven in 12 runs, scored 13 more, and stolen seven bases.
Bryan Gonzalez has had some big games over the last 10 days. They've boosted his slash line to .224/.297/.448 with two doubles, two triples, and three home runs. He's driven in 12 runs, scored 13 more, and stolen one base.
Eddinson Paulino has a .234/.280/.372 slash line with five doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The left-handed hitting utility has driven in eight runs, scored 14 more, and is a perfect 9-for-9 on stolen base attempts.
Max Ferguson is slashing .224/.371/.329 with six doubles and one home run. He's driven in nine runs and scored 17 more. Ferguson has a low average, but he gets on base. That's great news, as he has 15 steals already.
Brainer Bonaci is slashing .217/.250/.348 with three doubles in six games. He's driven in two runs and scored one more. Bones missed the first few weeks due to a visa issue and now is a 20-year-old in High-A for the first time. Don't be shocked if he struggles a bit.
Hunter Dobbins made his season and High-A debut on Sunday. The right-handed pitcher allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over four innings, striking out two batters. That's a lot of twos. Dobbins was an eighth-round pick in 2021.
Nathan Landry was promoted to High-A this week after dominating Single-A (no runs allowed in 10 1/3 innings). The left-handed reliever got hit around a bit in his first High-A appearance (three runs in one inning) but threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings his next time out, striking out three batters.
Wikelman Gonzalez had his best start of the season this week. The right-handed pitcher allowed one run on three hits and one walk over five innings, striking out nine. Gonzalez has a 10.54 ERA, .255 BAA, and 2.20 WHIP in five starts. He's struck out 23 batters and walked 17 in 13 2/3 innings.
Grant Gambrell had his best start of the week. The righty allowed two runs (both unearned) on seven hits and no walks in six innings, striking out a season-high eight batters. Gambrell has a 5.18 ERA, .291 BAA, and 1.60 WHIP in 24 1/3 innings. He's struck out 29 batters and walked nine.
Isaac Coffey has a 3.71 ERA, .218 BAA, and 1.01 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings. The right-handed pitcher has struck out 33 batters compared to just five walks. Coffey's surrendered nine home runs, but the strikeouts and low walks have kept things from hurting him too much.
Maceo Campbell struggled in his first few outings, but the righty reliever has dominated his last three times out. Campbell has given up just two hits and one walk in five shutout innings in that time, striking out 10 batters. The 23-year-old is down to a 4.50 ERA, .256 BAA, and 1.60 WHIP. He's struck out 19 batters and walked six.
Nate Tellier tossed two perfect innings out of the bullpen this week. The right-handed pitcher has a 1.13 ERA, .172 BAA, and 1.50 WHIP in eight innings. He's walked seven batters but has 11 strikeouts and has yet to give up a home run.
Christopher Troye has a 1.80 ERA, .162 BAA, and 1.50 WHIP. The right-handed reliever has nine walks in 10 innings, but he's struck out a ridiculous 21 batters.
Jordan DiValerio has a 3.68 ERA, .259 BAA, and 1.30 WHIP in 14 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. The righty has struck out 13 batters while only walking four.