Red Sox Single-A (Salem)
Yordanny Monegro is the most electric pitcher in baseball, and he's only in Single-A. The right-handed starter allowed one unearned run on two hits over five innings this week. He struck out eight batters compared to two walks. Monegro has a 2.43 ERA, .217 BAA, and 1.23 WHIP in Single-A. He's struck out 60 batters and walked 17 in 40 2/3 innings. Monegro brings so much swagger to the mound and gives an energizing celebration after each strikeout.
Jedixson Paez allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings in his lone start this week. The righty struck out three batters without walking any. Paez has a 3.47 ERA, .234 BAA, and 1.03 WHIP in 80 1/3 innings. He's struck out 67 batters and only walked 12.
Luis De La Rosa allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings over two appearances this week. The right-handed swingman has a 3.17 ERA, .205 BAA, and 1.32 WHIP in 65 1/3 innings. He's struck out 80 batters compared to 38 walks.
Hayden Mullins made his Single-A debut this week and tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings. The left-handed starter didn't allow a hit and only walked one batter while striking out four. Mullins was a 12th-round pick in the 2022 MLB draft.
Noah Dean didn't allow a run or a hit in his 4 2/3 innings out of the bullpen this week. The lefty did walk four, but he also struck out four. Dean has a 6.71 ERA, .242 BAA, and 2.02 WHIP in 59 innings. He's struck out 81 batters and walked 68.
Jonathan Brand didn't allow an earned run in four innings over two appearances this week. The right-handed reliever has a 2.80 ERA, .175 BAA, and 0.99 WHIP in 35 1/3 innings. He's struck out 44 batters and walked 14.
Nazzan Zanetello made his Single-A debut this week. The good news is he picked up an RBI single in his first at-bat on a swinging bunt. That showcased his elite speed and athleticism. The bad news is he only had one more at-bat in the week. The right-handed hitting shortstop left his first game early and hasn't appeared in a game since then. Let's hope he's okay.
Antonio Anderson also made his debut this week. The switch-hitting third baseman went 2-for-9 with a double. He drove in one run. Anderson was drafted as a shortstop but has only appeared at third base so far. It doesn't look like it's going to be much of an issue. His defense has been solid.
Marvin Alcantara looks to be heating up in Single-A, including a three-hit day on Sunday. The switch-hitting infielder is slashing .170/.245/.255 with one double and one home run in Single-A. He's driven in six runs, scored four more, and stolen four bases in 13 games.
Johanfran Garcia hit his first home run with Salem on Sunday. The right-handed hitting catcher is slashing .152/.216/.303 with two doubles and one home run in Single-A. He's driven in three runs, scored four more, and stolen two bases in eight games.
Jhostynxon Garcia is slashing .232/.328/.373 with 13 doubles, four triples, and four home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 23 runs, scored 43 more, and stolen seven bases. Garcia's bat is warming up to complement his impressive defense in the outfield.
Natanael Yuten is also heating up. The left-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .214/.267/.286 with one double and one triple in Single-A. He's driven in two runs and scored 10 more in 10 games.
Johnfrank Salazar has shown great power recently. The right-handed hitting infielder is slashing .223/.291/.383 with three doubles and four home runs in Single-A. He's driven in 12 runs and scored 10 more in 26 games.
Albert Feliz is still a hoss. The right-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .236/.309/.391 with 16 doubles, one triple, and eight home runs. He's driven in 39 runs and scored 35 more. Feliz looks much better at first than he did in the outfield, and that comfortability is leaking over into his performance at the dish.
Luis Ravelo is slowly pushing his numbers back up. The switch-hitting infielder is slashing .221/.318/.309 with 14 doubles and six home runs. He's driven in 45 runs, scored 47 more, and stolen six bases. Ravelo has a fantastic glove (especially at shortstop) and has shown flashes of potential at the plate.
Yorberto Mejicano is slashing .258/.345/.410 with eight doubles, two triples, and five home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher/first baseman has driven in 24 runs, scored 32 more, and stolen five bases. Mejicano has been solid with the bat all year and is reliable behind the plate and at first.
Lyonell James is slashing .243/.315/.321 with 12 doubles, one triple, and three home runs. The right-handed hitting corner infielder has driven in 43 runs, scored 34 more, and stolen two bases.