Down on the Farm, 2019 edition

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My personal scouting network reports Song mostly in mid-90s last night, topping out at 96 on the stadium gun.
I actually stopped by the stadium (the "Joe") today hoping to see the Sox working out (which I've seen in previous years but they weren't today) and people confirmed Song hitting 96 the night before

Another outstanding performance by McGrath today, and his ERA is now down to 1.34. He (and his 86 mph fastball) is starting to give off a Jamie Moyer-type vibe, at least at the AA level. We can only hope
 

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I actually stopped by the stadium (the "Joe") today hoping to see the Sox working out (which I've seen in previous years but they weren't today) and people confirmed Song hitting 96 the night before

Another outstanding performance by McGrath today, and his ERA is now down to 1.34. He (and his 86 mph fastball) is starting to give off a Jamie Moyer-type vibe, at least at the AA level. We can only hope
Not much in there, but due to Lowell's visit here there's an article in today's TU about Song

and a write-up on the game itself
 

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Song's status is uncertain, although as of this moment he's due to honor his two-year commitment beginning November 1st.

Though the Red Sox officially signed fourth-round pick Noah Song out of Navy on Saturday and have assigned him to the Lowell Spinners to start his pro career, the team did so without any certainty that he will be able to defer the start of his military service, which is set to begin with flight school on Nov. 1. Though a presidential memo last month opened the possibility of military academy graduates deferring their military commitment in order to pursue pro sports careers, “nothing has really changed” with Song at this point, according to Red Sox VP of amateur scouting Mike Rikard.
 

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Albert Feliz went 2/4 with a HR today, his 8th of the year. I believe that ties the Redsox DSL record, holding it with Victor Acosta who set it in 2013 in 264 PA. Feliz did it in 218. Bryan Gonzalez has 7 in 230.

And while his overall line isn't all that great, Ceddane Rafaela just hit his 4th HR today in 108 PA in the GCL. The 18 year old SS also has 9 sb in 9 attempts. .237/.312/.409 for the year with 9bb/17k, though the game is still in progress so his line may change. Don't know much about him but he looks like someone who's been very unlucky to date. Going into today's games, he had a .243 BAbip. He's also listed at 5'8 145 lbs so I'm guessing power isn't a part of his game but he hit 3 last year in the DSL too.
 

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I actually stopped by the stadium (the "Joe") today hoping to see the Sox working out (which I've seen in previous years but they weren't today) and people confirmed Song hitting 96 the night before

Another outstanding performance by McGrath today, and his ERA is now down to 1.34. He (and his 86 mph fastball) is starting to give off a Jamie Moyer-type vibe, at least at the AA level. We can only hope
Just to add to the above on McGrath, here is from SoxProspects about his last outing.

Daniel McGrath stayed red-hot, outdueling Casey Mize in Portland's shutout victory. McGrath went the first seven innings, striking out nine while walking only two and allowing three hits. He also picked two of the five baserunners off of first base.

EDIT: Here, as a bonus, are Song's pitching stats in his brief pro career.
3 games
5 inning pitched
2 hits
0 runs of any sort
1 walk
7 strike outs
0.60 WHIP
 

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Caught the last game of the Lowell-TriCity series tonight. Not much offense so not a lot to talk about there, but lefty Chris Murphy - drafted this year in the 6th round - started and went 4 impressive innings. He topped out at 95 (with decent movement), and showed an impressive array and speed of pitches (as slow as 70). Even more impressive was his curve, which had serious break. His weakness is reportedly control but not tonight. If he can continue to improve here, he looks like someone who could help the big club as a back-end starter or lefty reliever and better version of Bobby Poyner. Just thought i'd post on him as we gradually get to know more about the new draftees.
 

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Bryan Gonzalez went 2/5 with a BB today, also hitting his 8th HR of the year. That ties him with Feliz and Acosta as the DSL Redsox record holders.

Duran went 1/3 with a BB and hit his 1st HR in AA today. He's been much better of late.

Josh Ockimey is on fire again. Went 1/3 and hit his 22nd HR of the season today. 5th HR in 9 games.
 

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Dalbec went 3/4 yesterday hitting his first HR in AAA. He's at .391/.417/.565 in his first 24 PA. 1bb/5k. Different ball.

Tzu-Wei Lin is finally hitting a little bit. Last 57 PA: .327/.368/.481.

Rafaela went 3/4 today, season line now at .257/.339/.455.

Darel Belen hit his 5th HR today in the DSL. He's having a good year but at 19 years old, he's very old for the league. .282/.368/.442 with the year with 12sb/4cs.

Casas went 2/3 with a triple yesterday. He's been struggling for awhile. Dating back to July 1st: 126 PA, .192/.333/.317, .230 BAbip, 19bb/27k. Looks like it may just be bad luck though.

Gilberto Jimenez continues to hit for average and has been hitting for more power lately. He's at .346/.376/.453 in 172 PA for the year with a .414 BAbip. 9sb/4cs.

Since June 1st, 2018 4th round pick Kole Cottam is hitting .295/.415/.485 with a .376 BAbip in 159 PA. 23bb/45k. For the year, he's at .258/.385/.417 in 291 PA with 43bb/71k.

Logan Browning was promoted to A+ a few days back. So far he has 2g, 2.1 ip, 4 hits, 0R, 1bb/1k. He finished Greenville at 2.04 era, 57.1ip, 11bb/75k, .872 WHIP, .193/.250/.277 against, . 291 BAbip. 33.9% K%, 5.0% BB%.
He had a 15 game stretch from June 3rd to July 25th: 0.83 era, 21.2 ip, 3bb/34k, .554 WHIP, .130/.178/.130 against, .257 BABip. 45.9% K%, 4.1% BB%. Mentioned it before, but he's Tom Browning's son.

Hunter Haworth's first 15 games: 6.19 era, 48.0 ip, 27bb/56k. 6 HRA. 1.520 WHIP, .296/.383/.450 against. .382 BAbip, 25.0% K%, 12.1% BB%.
Hunter Haworth's last 11 games: 3.03 era, 32.2 ip, 7bb/48k. 0 HRA, .949 WHIP, .192/.258/.254 against. .315 BAbip 36.1% K%, 5.3% BB%.
He turns 23 and is still in Greeville so he's pretty old for the league but he clearly figured something out.

I keep waiting for Marcus Wilson to fall off but he went 3/4 yesterday with 2 doubles and a HR.
First 12 games in AA for AZ: .235/.350/.529, .316 BAbip in 40 PA. 5bb/13k. 12.5% BB%, 32.5% K%
19 games in AA for Sox: .161/.307/.226, .321 BAbip in 75 PA, 13bb/33k. 17.3% BB%, 44.0% K%
45 games in Salem: .342/.413/.604, .452 BAbip in 167 PA, 18bb/47k. 10.8% BB%, 28.1% K%.
24 games since being called back up to Portland: .297/.379/.581, .383 BAbip in 87 PA. 9bb/25k. 10.3% BB%, 28.7% K%.
Last 69 games: .327/.402/.595, .429 BAbip in 254 PA. 27bb/72k. 10.6% BB%, 28.3% K%. 21 doubles, 1 triple, 12 HR.
Total line for the season: .285/.377/.516, .401 BAbip in 369 PA. 45bb/118k. 12.2% BB%, 32.0% K%.

He turns 23 in 5 days so he's at an age appropriate level in AA. That K% is way too high but the rest of the package is very interesting.

Daniel McGrath's streak may have ended but he's still pitching phenomenally well. Last 10 games: 0.17era, 56.1 ip, 22 hits, 2r/1er, 22bb/60k. 29.3% K%, 10.7% BB%. 205 BF, 2 doubles, 1 HR. 10.2 IP scoreless streak, including his last outing of 7.0 ip, 2 hits (both doubles), 0 er, 0bb/9k. I dunno how he's striking guys out.

His teammate Denyi Reyes made another start yesterday, going 6.0 ip, 8 hits, 4r, 4r, 2bb/3k. That's 14 straight games of at least 6.0 ip.

Tanner Houck's been much better his last 3 outings in relief: 5.1 ip, 1 hit, 1 er, 4bb/7k.
 

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and Rafaela just hit HR #5 in game 2 today. Currently 2/3 with a HR, BB, K, CS. .269/.350/.495 for the year atm. 3 triples and 2 HRs over his last 5 games. He has no scouting report up on Soxprospects either. I'm all kinds of curious. There is nothing on him out there.

So far today, he is 5/7 with a triple, a HR, and a walk. Have a day, fella.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but I was looking for any information on Henry Mejia the ex Met castoff who the Red Sox signed in Spring Training. At the beginning of the season, I thought he could eventually become a bullpen option during the season. Since then crickets. What did I miss?
 

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Pardon my ignorance but I was looking for any information on Henry Mejia the ex Met castoff who the Red Sox signed in Spring Training. At the beginning of the season, I thought he could eventually become a bullpen option during the season. Since then crickets. What did I miss?
With the Sox bullpen problems, kind of tell you how he's been pitching. But still in the organization as of last Thursday.
 

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Song went 3.0 ip, 2hits, 0r, 0bb/2k today.

I also just noticed one of my binkies is starting to hit for power. Pedro Castellanos is currently 1/2 with a HR today. Including that, over his last 22 games and 88 PA, he's slashing .287/.341/.556 with 6 HR. In 837 PA coming into this season, he had a total of 6 HR. He had 0 in his first 170 PA this year and only 1 in the first 363 PA. That's 7 HR in 1200 PA. He has 6 in the last 88. It looks like he may have finally tapped into all of that power potential. The guys pretty huge.

Thad Ward is having himself a game so far. 5.0 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 2bb/8k.
 

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Another Dalbec update. His AAA SSS stats are:

7 games
27 at bats
11 hits
1 double
2 home runs
1 walk
5 strike outs
.407/.429/.667 slash line for an OPS of 1.095
 

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Owings was called up and is leading off today. Can’t believe we’re giving this guy a chance right now.
 

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Owings was called up and is leading off today. Can’t believe we’re giving this guy a chance right now.
For those thirsting for more knowledge on our latest Red Sox (tl;dr - utility infielder with a lot of Ks with some power.):

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]
The Diamondbacks selected Owings' contract from Reno on September 3, 2013, after the major league rosters expanded.[6]He made his major league debut that day, where he pinch hit in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays and grounded out to the second baseman.[7]

In spring training in 2014, Owings competed for the starting shortstop role with Didi Gregorius, the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop during the prior season.[8] Owings was named the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop for Opening Day.[5] Owings led all National League rookies with a .313 batting average in April, and was named the National League Rookie of the Month for April 2014.[9] He suffered a left shoulder injury in June,[10][11] and had offseason surgery to repair the posterior labrum in the shoulder.[12] For the season, Owings played in 91 games with Arizona, batting .261 with six home runs and 26 RBIs.

Owings batted .227 and .277 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. While only playing in 119 games during 2016, Owings led the major leagues in triples, with 11. On Opening Day 2017, Owings hit a game-winning single against San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon, giving the Diamondbacks a 6–5 win.[13] During 2017, he appeared in 97 games, batting .268 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs. In 2018, Owings played in 106 games for Arizona, recording four home runs and 22 RBIs with a .206 average. On November 30, 2018, the Diamondbacks non-tendered Owings and he became a free agent.[14]

Overall, during parts of six major league seasons with the Diamondbacks, Owings appeared in 580 games, batting .250 with 31 home runs and 196 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals[edit]
On December 5, 2018, the Kansas City Royals signed Owings to a one-year, $3 million contract.[15] In 40 games with the Royals, he batted .133 with two home runs and nine RBIs, while striking out 55 times in 135 at bats. Owings was designated for assignment on May 31, 2019. The day prior, he had recorded a golden sombrero, striking out four times in a game.[16] Earlier in May, he had struck out looking against a position player, Tyler White of the Houston Astros.[17] Owings pitched for the first time in MLB during a 16–1 loss to the Texas Rangers on May 16.[18]

Boston Red Sox[edit]
On June 17, 2019, Owings signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox;[19] he was assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.[20] On August 11th, he made his debut for the Red Sox playing second base in a game vs. the Los Angeles Angels.
 

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For those thirsting for more knowledge on our latest Red Sox (tl;dr - utility infielder with a lot of Ks with some power.):

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]
The Diamondbacks selected Owings' contract from Reno on September 3, 2013, after the major league rosters expanded.[6]He made his major league debut that day, where he pinch hit in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays and grounded out to the second baseman.[7]

In spring training in 2014, Owings competed for the starting shortstop role with Didi Gregorius, the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop during the prior season.[8] Owings was named the Diamondbacks' starting shortstop for Opening Day.[5] Owings led all National League rookies with a .313 batting average in April, and was named the National League Rookie of the Month for April 2014.[9] He suffered a left shoulder injury in June,[10][11] and had offseason surgery to repair the posterior labrum in the shoulder.[12] For the season, Owings played in 91 games with Arizona, batting .261 with six home runs and 26 RBIs.

Owings batted .227 and .277 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. While only playing in 119 games during 2016, Owings led the major leagues in triples, with 11. On Opening Day 2017, Owings hit a game-winning single against San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon, giving the Diamondbacks a 6–5 win.[13] During 2017, he appeared in 97 games, batting .268 with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs. In 2018, Owings played in 106 games for Arizona, recording four home runs and 22 RBIs with a .206 average. On November 30, 2018, the Diamondbacks non-tendered Owings and he became a free agent.[14]

Overall, during parts of six major league seasons with the Diamondbacks, Owings appeared in 580 games, batting .250 with 31 home runs and 196 RBIs.

Kansas City Royals[edit]
On December 5, 2018, the Kansas City Royals signed Owings to a one-year, $3 million contract.[15] In 40 games with the Royals, he batted .133 with two home runs and nine RBIs, while striking out 55 times in 135 at bats. Owings was designated for assignment on May 31, 2019. The day prior, he had recorded a golden sombrero, striking out four times in a game.[16] Earlier in May, he had struck out looking against a position player, Tyler White of the Houston Astros.[17] Owings pitched for the first time in MLB during a 16–1 loss to the Texas Rangers on May 16.[18]

Boston Red Sox[edit]
On June 17, 2019, Owings signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox;[19] he was assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.[20] On August 11th, he made his debut for the Red Sox playing second base in a game vs. the Los Angeles Angels.
Not a very appealing lead off man on the Sox.
 

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and Rafaela just hit HR #5 in game 2 today. Currently 2/3 with a HR, BB, K, CS. .269/.350/.495 for the year atm. 3 triples and 2 HRs over his last 5 games. He has no scouting report up on Soxprospects either. I'm all kinds of curious. There is nothing on him out there.
Tiny blurb on Rafaela from Sox Prospects, sans a complete scouting report.
Scouting Report: Very small, athletic infielder. Needs to develop physically. Primarily played second base during the 2018 Fall Instructional League, after primarily playing third base with some time at shortstop during the DSL season. Minimal power projection, contact oriented swing. Plus speed. Plays hard and has versatility. Potential organizational utility player.
They list him at 135 pounds. For the record, that's more than twice as much as 65-pounder Eddie Gaedel and his career 1.000 OPS.

Curacao native who repped the Caribbean in the Little League World Series and presumably still looks pretty much the same.
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Bryan Gonzalez hit his 9th HR of the year on Wednesday, breaking the Redsox DSL record. For the year, Gonzalez is at .260/.354/.463 with 29bb/66k in 268 PA.
Alberto Feliz hit his 9th HR of the year on Thursday to tie him. For the year, he's at .255/.331/.448 with 23bb/66k in 247 PA.

Tanner Houck pitched yesterday, going 2.0 ip, 0hits, 0bb/5k. Last 4 outings : 7.1 ip, 2 hits, 3r/2er, 3bb/12k. The strikeouts are very nice to see. He has the stuff.

Denyi Reyes failed to go 6 innings for the first time in 15 starts, going 5.0 ip, 6 hits, 4r/4er, 1 HR, 1bb/2k.

Pedro Castellanos had another 2 HR game since the last time I posted.
First 170 PA this year: .284/.329/.355, 0 HR .331 BAbip, 8bb/25k
First 363 PA this year: .269/.311/.335, 1 HR .315 BAbip, 14bb/50k
First 1200 PA of his career: .304/.350/.407, 7 HR, (.340ish BAbip) 56bb/142k.
Last 108 PA: .309/.370/.629, 8 HR, .306 BAbip, 8bb/18k
Last 67 PA: .300/.358/.733, 7 HR, .250 BAbip, 4bb/10k.

I have a thing for outliers (going into the year he had a 5.0% BB%, 10.9% K%, 0.7% HR%) so I've been pushing Pedro as someone to watch for awhile. He's 6'4 200-220 lbs and looks like he should be hitting 30 HRs a year. Of course, he'll have to do just that because he's strictly a 1b type. This year his rates are 4.7% BB%, 14.4% K%, 1.9% HR% (it was at 0.2% thru 363 PA). He doesn't turn 22 until December and will be in Portland all season at age 22 so he's age appropriate/slightly on the young side for a legit prospect.

Gilberto Jimenez recently had a 5 game stretch where he was 12/19 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1bb/2k. It's brought his average for the year back up to .361/.392/.483.

Brayan Bello went 5.0 ip, 6 hits, 3r/3er, 0bb/10k last time out. Less than a month ago he had a 6.0 ip, 5 hits, 0r, 0bb/13k performance.
First 15 games: 7.45 era, 64.0 ip, 87 hits, 58r/53er, 29bb/60k. .325/.397/.505 against with a .395 BAbip. 9.5% BB%, 19.6% K%.
Last 6 games: 3.38 era, 32.0 ip, 33 hits, 12r/12er, 4bb/44k. .267/.294/.372 against with a .373 BAbip. 2.9% BB%, 32.1% K%. Turned 20 in May and had a velocity increase last year with potential to still add more.

Jaren Durran's last 24 games: 102 PA, .355/.396/.462, .451 BAbip. 6bb/22k, 11sb/3cs,

Bryan Mata's been rocked in his last 2 starts after starting off AA great.
0.0 ip, 5 hits, 4 er
4.0 ip, 5 hits, 6 er, 2bb/5k.

Jorge Rodriguez continues to baffle GCL hitters: 2.19 era, 37.0 ip, 29 hits, 7bb/45k. 4.8% BB%, 30.6% K%. Sits around 90-92 atm but he's 18 and lefty.
 

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Mata, Bello, Ward, and Song all started tonight. I'll update their lines when the finish.

Song is done for the night. 3.0 ip, 0 hit, 0r, 1bb/6k. Now up to 11.0 ip, 4 hits, 2bb/15k.
Mata looks like he's on his way to his 3rd awful start in a row. 3.0 ip, 6 hits, 4 r, 4 er, 2bb/3k, 1 HRA
Ward 3.0 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 2bb/4k.
Bello 3.1 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 0bb/3k.

edit:
Ward is done. 5.0 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 3bb/7k.
Mata finished strong. 6.0 ip, 7 hits, 4r, 4er, 2bb/7k.
Bello may or may not be done yet. 6.0 ip, 3 hits, 1r, 1er 0bb/6k, 80 pitches.

double edit:
Just noticed Chatham was promoted to Pawtucket. He's 3/3 with a double and a HR tonight.

triple edit:
Bello wasn't done. 7.0 ip, 4 hits, 1r, 1er, 0bb/8 strike outs. 88 pitches. All 8 strikeouts were swinging. Yeah. Maybe still not done but probably.
7th inning, 1st pitch pop up, 1st pitch double, 3 pitch strike out, 3 pitch strike out.
 
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Dalbec just hit his 3rd HR in Pawtucket too. 2/4 with a double, hr and a strike out. Only 10k in 48 PA, but only 1 bb.
 
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At the Salem @ Myrtle Beach game right now. Emmanuel De Jesus on the mound. Wild in the first - two walks following a double, but got out of it with a soft fly ball. Weak contact for a 1-2-3 second. A hard hit lead-off single on the 3rd, followed by a stolen base and a seeing-eye groundball single gave the Pelicans a run. They're not posting the pitch speed regularly. What I'm seeing is a low 90s fastball that gets hit pretty well and a sometimes nasty curveball that gets pop-ups when it doesn't miss bats.

Offensively, Garrett Benge smoked a homer to right in the third. Jerry Downs, recently demoted from Portland, smoked a double in the second that led to a run on a SF.

Edit: Jerry Downs smoked another double in the 4th, but was stranded at third. Jerry might not have been able to hit AA pitching, but he's all over A+ pitching.

Edit: De Jesus gave up another run in the 4th. Victor Acosta misplayed (overran) a fly ball in the right field corner, turning it into a triple. Run scored on a single thru the drawn-in infield.
 
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Another update on Noah Song. So far so excellent.

5 games
11 innings
0 wins & 0 loses
0.00 ERA
4 hits
2 walks
15 Ks
0.55 WHIP
1.64 BB/9
12.27 K/9
7.5 K/BB
 

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Hunter Haworth went 6.0 ip, 1 hit, 0r, 2bb/7k yesterday.
First 15 games: 6.19 era, 48.0 ip, 27bb/56k. 1.520 WHIP, .296/.383/.450 against. .382 BAbip, 25.0% K%, 12.1% BB%.
Last 14 games: 3.35 era, 43.0 ip, 10bb/59k. .930 WHIP .190/.264/.272 against, .289 BAbip, 33.8% K%, 5.7% BB%.

Jorge Rodriguez is currently pitching: 3.0 ip, 2 hits, 0r, 2bb/3k.

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Jorge is done. 5.0 ip, 4 hits, 2bb/6k. For the year: 1.93 era, 42.0 ip, 33 hits, 12 runs, 9 er, 9bb/51k. 5.4% BB%, 30.7% K%.
 
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I was bored so I looked into Brayan Bello's last 7 game stretch.
Game 1: 6.0 ip, 5 hits, 0r, 0bb/13k. 10 of those strike outs were swinging.
Game 2: 6.0 ip, 6 hits, 1r, 0bb/6k. 5 strike outs swinging.
Game 3: 6.0 ip, 4 hits, 1r, 1bb/6k. 4 strike outs swinging.
Game 4: 5.0 ip, 9 hits, 5r, 0bb/6k. All 6 strike outs swinging
Game 5: 4.0 ip, 3 hits, 2r, 3bb/3k. All 3 strike outs swinging
Game 6: 5.0 ip, 6 hits, 3r, 0bb/10k. All 10 strike outs swinging
Game 7: 7.0 ip, 4 hits, 1r, 0bb/8k. All 8 strike outs swinging.

Going back to game 3, his last 28 strike outs have been swinging. F'n ridiculous.

7 games, 3.00 era, 39.0 ip, 37 hits, 13r/13er, 4bb/52k. .243/.277/.362 against. .357 BAbip. 2.5% BB%, 32.3% K%. 46 of 52ks swinging.

@Plympton91 since you pointed out the original game. It's looking more and more like a breakout game than just a one off spectacular performance.

edit: A little more.
First 15 games: 64% strikes, 14% Strikes Looking, 15% Strikes swinging, 52% GB%, 48% FB%
Last 7 games: 68% strikes, 15% Strikes Looking, 19% Strikes Swinging, 38% GB% 62% FB%

He's not the same.
 
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Despite the low minor league system ranking, I think there's some pretty interesting Sox prospects worth keeping an eye on as the season winds down, with most of them playing well right now. In no particular order:
Dalbec
Chatham
De La Guerra
Houck
McGrath
Duran
Mata
Ward
Casas
Jimenez
Davis
Song
Murphy
Lugo
Some of the DSL players
and maybe even a cameo appearance by Jay Groome?
 
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Despite the low minor league system ranking, I think there's some pretty interesting Sox prospects worth keeping an eye on as the season winds down, with most of them playing well right now. In no particular order:
yadda, yadda, yadda,...,and mabe even a cameo appearance by Jay Groome?
As Nat King Cole might have sung after reading your comment:

It was fascination
I know
And it might have ended
Right then, at the start
Just a passing glance
Just a brief romance
And I might have gone
On my way
Empty hearted.
 

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A day short of two full years since the last time he took the mound in a game (8/22/17). Good to see him progressing.
It looks like he had the surgery around May 15th, so a 15-month rehab, which seems nice and conservative. Hopefully, he can start a couple more games before the end of the minor league season.

I wonder if they’d consider sending him to the AFL?
 

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It looks like he had the surgery around May 15th, so a 15-month rehab, which seems nice and conservative. Hopefully, he can start a couple more games before the end of the minor league season.

I wonder if they’d consider sending him to the AFL?
I'd say that's likely, either this season, next (can a player go twice?). He needs innings desperately.
 

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I'd hope he doesn't go next season. Groome should be able to hit his inning limit over the summer if he is healthy.