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Red Sox minor lines: The Bobby Dalbec hype train leaves the station

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Bobby Dalbec is doing some ridiculous things in Lowell to start his professional career.

Pawtucket W 9-3

Rusney Castillo: 1-3, 2 BB
Christian Vazquez: 3-5, 2B, SB

Roenis Elias: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Roman Mendez: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Joe Kelly: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Alright there, Christian. He's actually got his Pawtucket numbers up to a decent point in 2016 in August after an ugly July. The Sox aren't exactly in need of a catcher right now unless you're desperate to replace Holaday, but it's nice to have him at least doing something again.

Portland Game 1 L 1-2 (In 7)

Mauricio Dubon: 1-2, 2B, BB

Teddy Stankiewicz: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Portland Game 2 L 1-2 (In 7)

Mauricio Dubon: 1-3, 2B

Dubon is looking like the absolute model of consistency these days. He's only once had back-to-back hitless games since joining Portland (July 2nd and 4th), and has almost twice as many multi-hit games as hitless games. It's a little concerning that his walk rate has dropped so dramatically since making it to Portland, but maybe teams are still just pitching to him too much, and he'll start taking bases once they give him the respect his hitting deserves.

Salem W 3-1

Joseph Monge: 0-3, 2 BB, K
Rafael Devers: 0-4
Nick Longhi: 2-4, 2B, K

Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K

Alright, bump Kopech up to Portland now and I think he can get three starts in to figure out what needs the most work before 2017. 39 strikeouts in his last 22 innings. What more can he do?

Greenville W 2-0

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3, BB, 3 K
Josh Ockimey: 0-3, BB
Michael Chavis: 0-4, 2 K
Kyri Washington: 1-4

Roniel Raudes: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

The pitching is also revived in Greenville courtesy Raudes. In a season with fewer major distractions in the likes of Benintendi et al., he'd probably be a bigger deal with his 5:1 K:BB as an 18-year-old in Greenville. As is, just another guy poised to fill up the lacking middle-ranks of Boston's farm system.

Lowell W 7-6

C.J. Chatham: 2-5
Bobby Dalbec: 2-4, 2 HR
Yoan Aybar: 0-4, 2 K

Bobby Dalbec, on the other hand? All aboard the hype train. Yeah he's beating up on other rookies, and 2017 will provide a bigger test, but when you're slugging .629, it could be in tee-ball and I'd be impressed.