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Red Sox Minor Lines: Shaun Anderson might be too good for Low-A

Shaun Anderson shines for Greenville.

Pawtucket W 7-2

Aneury Tavarez: 0-5, 2 K

Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Steve Selsky: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Bryce Brentz: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K

Jantzen Witte: 1-4, 2 K

Chandler Shepherd: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Selsky is ready to come back to the majors, I’d say. He’s going to have to wait through the weekend, at least, as long as there’s no injuries on the major-league roster. Unfortunately for Triple-A pitching, that means a few more days of raking. He now has eleven hits in his last three games including two home runs and two doubles. Noe Ramirez has also been impressive with Pawtucket, although the bullpen depth chart is more crowded than that of the position players.

Portland PPD

Salem W 13-8

Tate Matheny: 1-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB

Michael Chavis: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Josh Ockimey: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB

Kyri Washington: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB

Gerson Bautista: 2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Bautista was an intriguing bullpen arm heading into the year. Two years ago, he posted huge numbers out of the ‘pen in Lowell that led to him being bumped up to Greenville. Last year, in his full season debut, he saw his strikeouts drop and his command take a big step back. He still got the promotion to Salem for his age-21 season, and while his command has improved some his strikeout rate has dipped further down and his results have been really bad. It’s still early in the year, but he’s getting less exciting by the day.

Greenville W 15-3

Bobby Dalbec: 2-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Tyler Hill: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 PO

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI

Shaun Anderson: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K

Last year’s third-round pick, Anderson has been phenomenal in his full-season debut. After Friday night’s start, his sixth of the year, he has a 1.87 ERA through 33 23 innings. On top of that, he has 32 strikeouts and just eight walks. As a former college pitcher who is 22 years old, he may not be long for Low-A. He hasn’t been overly dominant in terms of strikeouts, but he’s been more than fine in that area while showing off command that is simply beyond that level.