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Red Sox minor lines: Promise in Greenville

The Greenville Drive have a lot of middle-of-the-pack prospects. Almost all of them are off to strong starts.

Pawtucket L 1-9

Marco Hernandez: 1-4
Christian Vazquez: 3-4
Sam Travis: 0-4, K
Deven Marrero: 0-4, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 0-4

Pat Light: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

So just what everyone was expecting for bat-first-will-he-ever-get-his-glove-in-order Christian Vazquez to start the season, right? He accounts for a full 25% of Pawtucket's baserunners this year, with nine trips in 12 plate appearances. Seems like he knows just how big of a chance he missed out on last year, and wants it back. If he plays even half as well as this, he'll get it.

Portland L 4-5 (In 13)

Wendell Rijo: 1-4, HR, K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Teddy Stankiewicz gets what could be called a pivotal 2016 campaign off to a good start. 2015 was definitely not his most impressive performance, but he got the bump up to Portland anyways, and this is always where things are supposed to really get tough. If he can do more of this throughout the year, he'll be a major leaguer not too far down the line.

Salem Game 1 L 0-5 (In 11)

Yoan Moncada: 1-4, 3B, BB, SB
Mauricio Dubon: 0-5, K
Andrew Benintendi: 0-4
Nick Longhi: 1-4, 3 K
Rafael Devers: 1-4, 2B, K

Salem Game 2 W 5-4 (In 7)

Yoan Moncada: 1-2, SB
Mauricio Dubon: 2-3, CS
Andrew Benintendi: 1-3, 3B
Rafael Devers: 1-3, HR

This second game is refreshing, since Salem had actually gone pretty quiet after that Opening Day explosion. One constant, though, has been Moncada on the basepaths. He's got four steals in as many games played.

Greenville W 7-4

Michael Chavis: 2-4, K
Josh Ockimey: 2-5, 2B, HR, K
Austin Rei: 1-4, 2 K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 3-4, 3B, HR, K
Kyri Washington: 2-4, K

Hey, there's the Basabe brother we were expecting to do well. Luis Alexander Basabe joins what's been a pretty well-balanced offensive party going on in Greenville to start the year. Kyri Washington is king of the mountain with six hits including two triples and a homer in his first 14 at bats, with Michael Chavis and Josh Ockimey off to solid starts as well. Of the guys we're paying close attention to, only Austin Rei is off to a slow start, with just the one hit in 12 at bats.