- Dec 22, 2002
Christian Koss went 3/5 with 3 HRs.
De Leon was once among the game's most promising pitching prospects when in the Dodgers system before being traded to Tampa Bay, where he crossed paths with Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom. De Leon was released by the Reds more than a week ago. He has an elite fastball, but has struggled with his control.
One of the soxprospects guys on twitter, i cant remember which, whenever he posts Yorke updates he always posts "Yorke has yet to face a pitch from someone younger than him this season." He's having an EXCELLENT D+1 season.I feel like Yorke's season is sort of going under the radar a bit because he doesn't have ++ physical tools and is already moved over to 2B but he is having about as impressive a debut as you could ask for. He's 19, only played 5 games in a shortened senior year plus some looks at the alternate training site, and is now cruising in A ball.
The advanced approach could have him moving fairly quickly—11% BB rate, 15% K rate with good power for a teenager in his first season as a pro.
It's funny, I think we have an idea of what age a prospect should be at certain levels, and you want them to follow a one level per year track or something like that, but it's easy to forget that real prospects are generally WAY younger than their competition. Yorke is about 2.5 years younger than average for his league according to BRef.One of the soxprospects guys on twitter, i cant remember which, whenever he posts Yorke updates he always posts "Yorke has yet to face a pitch from someone younger than him this season." He's having an EXCELLENT D+1 season.
Yorke still has to show power as well. So two questions I'd say.I've loved Yorke since watching tape of him hitting at the alternate site last year. The only question with him is can he stick at 2B defensively. If he can then he's going to be their 2B of the future and Downs becomes trade bait (assuming he can rebuild value in Worcester next year). I think between Casas, Yorke, and Jordan Boston may have themselves three of the more interesting hitting prospects right now. It'll be four next year when they draft D'Angelo Ortiz.
Interesting that his pitch count was up to 85 and the writer thinks he's likely to be called up this season.I was at Seabold’s first Triple-A start, at Lehigh Valley against his former org, and there he commanded 91-94, while his changeup was frequently plus (he casts it on occasion). He deploys his slider rarely enough that it usually catches hitters off guard even though it’s not a great pitch on pure stuff. His pitch count has climbed — 85 pitches in his 8/4 start, up from about 70 in his first two outings — and he’s one of the few viable, upper-level starters on the Red Sox 40-man (he and Tanner Houck), so he’s likely to be called upon at some point over the next two months. Long-term, Seabold should seize control of a spot toward the back of a competitive Red Sox rotation.
Tremendous accomplishment! I just read that it ties Dom DiMaggio for the all time longest Sox organization hitting streak. At 26, he does seem like pretty good depth, already showing that he's a decent hitter in parts of 3 big-league seasons - plus this amazing hitting streak even if it is AAAHe is ‘only’ semi-interesting major league depth but Yairo Munoz has a 34 game hit streak.
I am glad that Arroyo seems to be panning out, he is here through 2024 so that makes the sting of Downs not living up to expectations hurt less. He is only 22 but that .181/.270/.305 line with 95 Ks in 294 PAs is abysmalBrayan Bello with another strong outing - 6 IP, 1 run, 0 BB and 9 punchouts. His SO/IP of ~1.5 is very impressive for a young prospect and seems to be going up if anything
So glad Verdugo has been solid for the Sox because the rest of that Betts trade looks real bad right now, with Wong and Downs both batting in the .180s
Law did comment that he was disappointed in himself because he never went to see Walter pitch as an amateur and Walter was right down the street.Walter looks like a good prospect, but there might be some backstory for Law to pump him up. Law lives in Delaware and has been bemoaning for years the lack of prospects coming out of his state. Might be part of the reason he is giving Walter the shine when nobody else seems to be doing the same.
Potts has been brutal in the field. Frank German gave up 4 runs in 4 IP, on two 2-run homers. Offense has been asleep; 1 run on 3 hits thru 6 innings. Rumble Ponies starter has only thrown 73 pitches. So many easy outs.At Hadlock tonight for Pedroia bobble heads (fingers crossed).