Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Mikey Romero returns

2022 first-round draft pick Mikey Romero returns to the Boston Red Sox prospect watch for the first time this season
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Marcelo Mayer
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Red Sox Double-A (Portland)

Marcelo Mayer, Nick Yorke, and Luis Guerrero didn't play much this week because they were in the Future's Game. Mayer went 1-for-1 with a steal and a nice play at shortstop. Yorke had a double and a nice play at second base. Guerrero only faced one batter, but he struck that batter out.

Blaze Jordan was promoted to Double-A on Sunday. The right-handed hitting corner infielder slashed .324/.385/.533 with 22 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs in High-A. He drove in 55 runs, scored 48 more, and stole two bases. Jordan wasn't striking out much and was demolishing High-A pitching. He's ready for this new challenge.

Nathan Hickey is slashing .280/.373/.540 with 11 doubles, one triple, and 13 home runs between High-A and Double-A. The left-handed hitting catcher has driven in 34 runs, scored 35 more, and stolen two bases. His bat continues to look elite.

Corey Rosier is slashing .311/.363/.490 with 16 doubles, three triples, and five home runs in Double-A. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 26 runs, scored 36 more, and stolen 30 bases. He hit three home runs this week.

Alex Binelas is up to a .224/.275/.479 slash line with 14 doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs. The left-handed hitting corner infielder has driven in 34 runs, scored 28 more, and stolen six bases. Binelas is slashing .313/.353/.781 in July.

Matthew Lugo is slashing .244/.290/.378 with 18 doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The right-handed hitting utility has driven in 27 runs, scored 26 more, and stolen six bases. He's slashing .320/.438/.400 in July.

Chase Meidroth is slashing .300/.446/.427 with nine doubles and six home runs. The right-handed hitting second baseman/third baseman has driven in 32 runs, scored 42 more, and stolen nine bases. Meidroth has walked 47 times compared to 49 strikeouts.

Phillip Sikes is fast. The right-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .227/.311/.340 with 13 doubles, two triples, and four home runs. He's driven in 28 runs and scored 41 more. Sikes also leads the Red Sox organization with 34 steals.

Wikelman Gonzalez was promoted to Double-A on Sunday. The right-handed starter had a 5.14 ERA, .210 BAA, and 1.44 WHIP in 63 innings this season. He struck out 105 batters compared to 42 walks. Gonzalez had a miserable start to the season but has dominated since beginning of May.

Hunter Dobbins has looked fantastic in his three starts since moving up to Double-A. Between High-A and Double-A, Dobbins has a 2.68 ERA, .228 BAA, and 1.05 WHIP. The right-handed pitcher has struck out 63 batters compared to 11 walks in 57 innings.

Isaac Coffey with another strong start this week as well. The righty has a 3.09 ERA, .227 BAA, and 1.11 WHIP in 78 2/3 innings between High-A and Double-A. Coffey has struck out 106 batters compared to only 19 walks.

Grant Gambrell tossed a career-high eight innings in his start this week. The right-handed pitcher has a 3.75 ERA, .241 BAA, and 1.25 WHIP in Double-A. He's struck out 48 batters compared to 18 walks in 50 1/3 innings.

CJ Liu struck out a career-high 10 batters in his start this week. The righty also allowed just one run over seven innings. Liu has a 4.21 ERA, .254 BAA, and 1.44 WHIP in 72 2/3 innings. He's struck out 86 batters compared to 37 walks.

Ryan Zeferjahn tossed three shutout innings over two appearances out of the bullpen this week. The left-handed reliever has a 3.00 ERA, .207 BAA, and 1.46 WHIP between Single-A and Double-A. Zeferjahn has 38 strikeouts compared to 17 walks in 24 innings.

Dylan Spacke was big in his lone appearance this week. The righty reliever tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullepn, striking out three batters without walking any. Spacke has a 2.45 ERA, .229 BAA, and 1.29 WHIP in 40 1/3 innings. He's struck out 28 batters compared to 20 walks.

Jacob Webb made two appearances this week, combining for three scoreless innings. The right-handed reliever has a 3.60 ERA, .219 BAA, and 1.35 WHIP in 40 innings. He's struck out 41 batters compared to 22 walks.