Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Teel says hi and Abreu say bye

Kyle Teel introduces himself to Boston Red Sox fans, and Wilyer Abreu says goodbye to a lot of baseballs in this week's prospect watch.
Kyle Teel Signing
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Red Sox High-A (Greenville)

Kyle Teel is here, and he's glorious. The right-handed hitting catcher and first-round pick wasted no time endearing himself to Boston Red Sox fans. How did he do that? By going 10-for-18 in his first four High-A games. Teel hit two doubles, drove in six runs, scored six runs, and walked as many times as he struck out (3). He collected a hit in all four games and started with three straight three-hit performances. Teel also caught both attempted base stealers against him. Talk about a debut.

Cutter Coffey has made his way to High-A and looked solid in his first week. The right-handed hitting shortstop went 2-for-12. He drove in two runs, scored two runs, and stole one base. Coffey struck out five times but also walked five times.

Roman Anthony is slashing .285/.415/.611 with 10 doubles, two triples, and 11 home runs in High-A. He's driven in 29 runs, scored 31 more, and stolen two bases. Anthony is up to 70 walks on the season between Single-A and High-A combined. It's great to see that he's drawing walks even at a higher level.

Allan Castro is working on a five-game hitting streak and hit his second High-A home run this week. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing .274/.354/.440 with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs with Greenville. He's driven in nine runs, scored 14 more, and stolen one base.

Eduardo Lopez had a big week and is 5-for-11 with three walks in his last three games. The switch-hitting outfielder is slashing .276/.365/.403 with 14 doubles, one triple, and five home runs. He's driven in 42 runs, scored 46 more, and stolen 12 bases.

Eddinson Paulino is slashing .246/.330/.402 with 21 doubles, four triples, and nine home runs. The left-handed hitting utility has driven in 47 runs, scored 57 more, and stolen 23 bases. Paulino's season is seen as a failure by some, but the production is solid, and he's barely 21.

Bryan Gonzalez is slashing .260/.322/.428 with 14 doubles, six triples, and 10 home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 49 runs, scored 62 more, and stolen nine bases. There's a lot of swing-and-miss in his game, but he also possesses phenomenal raw power.

Max Ferguson had a pair of multi-hit games this week. The left-handed hitting second baseman is slashing .233/.348/.326 with 12 doubles, one triple, and four home runs in High-A. He's driven in 27 runs, scored 46 more, and stolen 26 bases.

Tyler Miller is slashing .275/.333/.450 with 17 doubles, three triples, and eight home runs. The left-handed hitting corner infielder/corner outfielder has driven in 43 runs, scored 40 more, and stolen 14 bases.

Felix Cepeda was having a great year in Single-A, but it's nothing compared to his High-A performance so far. The right-handed reliever has yet to allow a run in 11 innings. He's surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out 12 batters. This has led to Cepeda being a perfect 3-for-3 on save opportunities.

Noah Song is back in the Boston Red Sox organization and has looked stellar in two appearances. The right-handed pitcher has allowed no runs on one hit over four innings of work. He's struck out six batters and walked just one. Song came out of the bullpen his first time out but started the next game. It will be interesting to see what direction the Red Sox go in with him.

Brock Bell's dominant ways continue. The right-handed reliever has a 2.28 ERA, .221 BAA, and 1.05 WHIP in High-A. He's struck out 29 batters compared to six walks over 27 2/3 innings. Bell has a 3-1 record and has notched two saves.