Red Sox prospect watch: Pitchers steal the show

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Red Sox High-A (Greenville)

Wikelman Gonzalez had the most dominant start of his season. The right-handed pitcher gave up one unearned run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out a career-high 12 batters and walked none. That's massive. Gonzalez has a 6.19 ERA, .231 BAA, and 1.75 WHIP in 32 innings. He's struck out 54 batters and walked 28.

Hunter Dobbins made his fourth start of the year and was locked in. The righty tossed seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out a career-high 10 batters. He has a 3.27 ERA, .228 BAA, and 1.00 WHIP in 22 innings. Dobbins has struck out 21 batters and walked four.

Isaac Coffey tossed six shutout innings in his lone start this week. The right-handed pitcher allowed three hits and no walks while tying his career-high (which he's done three times this year) with 11 strikeouts. Coffey has a 2.89 ERA, .218 BAA, and 0.98 WHIP in 43 2/3 innings. He's struck out 61 batters and walked seven.

Dalton Rogers earned a promotion to High-A after dominating Single-A for his first six starts. The righty surrendered one run on three hits over 4 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out seven batters and walked four.

Christopher Troye allowed one run on 2 2/3 innings pitched over two appearances this week. The right-handed reliever struck out five batters and walked none. He has a 1.96 ERA, .152 BAA, and 1.04 WHIP. Troye has struck out 37 batters and walked nine in 18 1/3 innings.

Angel Bastardo made two starts this week. The righty allowed three runs (two earned) over nine innings combined. He allowed just six hits and seven walks while striking out 12. Bastardo has a 4.40 ERA, .204 BAA, and 1.30 WHIP in 43 innings. He's struck out 59 batters and walked 24.

Marcelo Mayer has a .290/.366/.524 slash line with 11 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs. The right-handed hitting shortstop has driven in 34 runs, scored 23 more, and stolen five bases in 35 games. Slim Shady's averaging nearly one RBI per game, so the run production has been phenomenal. That's the last we'll see of Mayer in High-A.

Blaze Jordan is slashing .309/.350/.506 with 12 doubles, one triple, and six home runs. The right-handed hitting corner infielder has driven in 31 runs, scored 24 more, and stolen one base. Jordan's answering all the questions about his bat while showcasing solid defense at first and third.

Brainer Bonaci started this week by snapping a six-game hitting streak. He's already on another five-game hitting streak. The switch-hitting infielder is slashing .318/.375/.489 with seven doubles, one triple, and two home runs. He's driven in 16 runs, scored nine more, and stolen three bases.

Eddinson Paulino is slashing .247/.339/.407 with nine doubles, three triples, and three home runs. The left-handed hitting utility has driven in 16 runs, scored 29 more, and is a perfect 11-for-11 on stolen base attempts.

Max Ferguson holds a .250/.372/.340 slash line with seven doubles and two home runs. The left-handed hitting outfielder/second baseman has driven in 15 runs, scored 30 more, and stolen 22 bases in just 25 attempts.

Tyler Esplin made his season debut this week. The left-handed hitting outfielder went 3-for-16 with one double and one walk in five games. He's scored two runs. Esplin has flashed some potential in the past but has only played in over 80 games once in his MiLB career.

Eduardo Lopez is slashing .263/.343/.389 with four doubles, one triple, and two home runs. The switch-hitting outfielder has driven in 19 runs, scored 19 more, and stolen 10 bases in 11 attempts.

Kier Meredith only appeared in two games this week but went 2-for-5 with a triple and two walks in that time. The left-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .250/.500/.400 with one double and one triple. He's driven in three runs, scored six more, and stolen seven bases in eight games.

Nick Decker is slashing .177/.363/.339 with three doubles, two triples, and one home run. He's driven in four runs, scored 14 more, and stolen two bases. The left-handed hitting outfielder has looked much better in May, slashing a strong .233/.410/.367 over 30 ABs.

Bryan Gonzalez holds a .226/.309/.444 slash line with two doubles, five triples, and five home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder has driven in 20 runs, scored 22 more, and stolen two bases.