Kyle Teel and Wilyer Abreu steal the show in this week's Boston Red Sox prospect watch
The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid week, going 4-2 and making headway in the Wild Card race. The minor leagues followed suit with some monster performances.
Kyle Teel made his High-A debut this week and already has fans salivating. Wilyer Abreu refused to keep balls in the ballpark. Noah Song looked good in two appearances. And, of course, we got more fireworks from Ceddanne Rafaela and Roman Anthony. Who else made waves, though?
Triston Casas has become one of the best hitters in the Red Sox lineup. In fact, he's becoming one of the better hitters in all of baseball. The left-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .251/.354/.482 with 16 doubles, two triples, and 19 home runs. He's driven in 45 runs and scored 52 more.
Jarren Duran is slashing .297/.349/.491 with 33 doubles, two triples, and eight home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 40 runs, scored 44 more, and stolen 23 bases in 25 attempts. Duran has legitimate 50-double potential and has the speed to swipe 50 bags.
Connor Wong holds a .244/.296/.393 slash line with 21 doubles, one triple, and six home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 27 runs, scored 41 more, and stolen five bases. Wong has hot-and-cold streaks, but the defense always keeps him effective.
Masataka Yoshida has gone a little cold, but the numbers are still fantastic. The left-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .300/.357/.468 with 26 doubles, three triples, and 12 home runs. He's driven in 56 runs, scored 58 more, and stolen eight bases.
Brayan Bello made two starts this week. The first start was phenomenal, but he struggled in the second appearance. Bello has a 3.81 ERA, .257 BAA, and 1.26 WHIP in 113 1/3 innings. The right-handed pitcher has struck out 96 batters compared to 30 walks.
Chris Murphy had his first miserable outing in the Major Leagues last week. This week, he was electric. The left-handed reliever tossed three shutout innings. He didn't allow a hit and walked two batters compared to four strikeouts. It was also Murph's first career save. Murphy has a 2.94 ERA, .225 BAA, and 1.31 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings. He's struck out 34 batters compared to 15 walks.