Boston Red Sox prospect watch: the second half starts with a bang

Promotions, pitching, and power start off the second half of the 2023 season with a bang for the Boston Red Sox prospect watch.
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The Boston Red Sox returned from the All-Star break with a bang. They took two out of three from the Chicago Cubs, and the offense looks dynamic.

It wasn't just the major league club that was rocking, though. All down the minor leagues, the Red Sox were putting up massive performances. We saw a few more promotions and big debuts.

Triston Casas mashed in the three-game series with the Cubs, hitting a home run in all three contests. The left-handed hitting first baseman is slashing .233/.333/.434 with 14 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs. He's driven in 32 runs and scored 37 more.

Jarren Duran is slashing .318/.368/.515 with 28 doubles, two triples, and five home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 33 runs, scored 33 more, and stolen 17 bases. That's All-Star production.

Connor holds a .233/.291/.400 slash line with 18 doubles and six home runs. The right-handed hitting catcher has driven in 20 runs, scored 32 more, and stolen two bases. His offensive production still isn't great, but it's good enough with his defense.

Brayan Bello has a 3.14 ERA, .245 BAA, and 1.20 WHIP in 86 innings. The right-handed pitcher has 75 strikeouts compared to 22 walks. Bello looks like a legitimate ace. It's impossible not to be excited.

Chris Murphy has a 2.16 ERA, .210 BAA, and 1.26 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. The lefty has struck out 17 batters compared to eight walks. Murph is thriving as a reliever.

Brandon Walter has a 3.29 ERA, .298 BAA, and 1.46 WHIP in 13 2/3 innings. The left-handed pitcher has nine strikeouts compared to three walks. Walter hasn't been untouchable, but he's done his job.