Yordanny Monegro and Chase Meidroth headline this week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox had another strange week. It started with digging out of a 2-0 hole to split a four-game series with the Houston Astros. Then, it ended with an entertaining series against old friend Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In the minor leagues, Yordanny Monegro kept things entertaining with a showcase of his signature swag on the mound. Meanwhile, Chase Meidroth continued the run of his life defensively.
What else happened around the system, though?
Wilyer Abreu made his Major League debut and looked fantastic. The left-handed hitting outfielder is 6-for-17 with two walks in five games. He hit two doubles and one home run. Abreu has driven in five runs and scored three more.
Triston Casas is going to be so good. The left-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .256/.356/.482 with 17 doubles, two triples, and 21 home runs. He's driven in 51 runs and scored 57 more. There's a legitimate chance for Casas to hit over 25 home runs in his rookie campaign.
Connor Wong is slashing .250/.302/.411 with 23 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 31 runs, scored 49 more, and stolen six bases. Wong continues to show flashes of sneaky-good offensive talent.
Brayan Bello allowed one run on nine hits over seven innings in his lone start this week. The right-handed pitcher has a 3.56 ERA, .261 BAA, and 1.28 WHIP in 126 1/3 innings. Bello has struck out 104 batters compared to only 34 walks. He's officially won 10 games this season.
Kutter Crawford is making a case to stay in the rotation long-term. The right-handed pitcher allowed two runs on four hits over five innings this week. He walked one batter and struck out seven. Crawford has a 3.65 ERA, .225 BAA, and 1.09 WHIP in 101 innings. He's struck out 101 batters and only walked 25.