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Red Sox Minor Lines: Brandon Phillips is turning it on

And Denyi Reyes continues an underrated season.

Pawtucket W 3-2

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Tony Renda, 2B: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Rusney Castillo, CF: 0-4, 1 K

Brandon Phillips, 3B: 3-4, 2 2B, 1 R

Sam Travis, LF: 0-4, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

Travis Lakins: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K (39 pitches)

Robby Scott: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (19 pitches)

Phillips’ numbers don’t look super impressive, but he took a little while to get some of the rust. He’s playing extremely well with eight hits in his last four games and he has a hit in eight of his ten games in August. I’m still not sure the Red Sox will make room for him, particularly not over Tzu-Wei Lin, but that he’s stuck around so long leads me to believe they’ll find a spot by the time September rolls around.

Portland L 2-5

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 2-5

Chad De La Guerra, 2B/3B: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 K

Michael Chavis, 3B/1B: 0-4, 3 K

Bobby Dalbec, DH: 1-3

Luke Tendler, RF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Well, this is bound to happen at some point and it will happen again. Chavis and Dalbec is a super exciting combination in the middle of the Portland lineup, but sometimes they’ll just both fail to click on the same night. It happens. Moving on...

Salem L 3-4

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias, 3B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Denyi Reyes: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K (96 pitches)

Reyes, as we’ve mentioned many times this year all ready, has been perhaps the most underrated performer in the Red Sox system this year. The righty was incredible in Greenville, and his first start for Salem was very good as well. He allowed few more runs than you’d like to see, but he still only walked one batter and struck out a batter per inning. If that’s one of the worst outings of his season, that’s a very good thing.

Greenville L 1-3

Jarren Duran, RF: 1-3

Marino Campana, DH: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos, 1B/RF: 1-4

Enmanuel De Jesus: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 6 K (97 pitches)

For portions of this season, Campana was the most exciting player in this Greenville lineup, and while more exciting players have come and gone the outfielder has continued to show flashes of power. There’s still not a great chance of Campana hitting as a prospect, but there is legitimate pop in that bat and that at least gives him a chance.

Lowell PPD


DSL1 W 4-2

Leonel Jimenez, 3B: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

Breiner Licona, DH: 2-4, 1 K

Jesus Maita, 2-3, 1 R

Yoelvis Guedez: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

DSL2 L 2-5

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R

Kleiber Rodriguez, 1B: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Jimenez has been a force at the top of the DSL 1 lineup, at least in terms of getting on base. Power numbers are never really big in DSL lineups — I’m not sure if that’s the result of big parks, bad hitting or poor record keeping — but Jimenez is hitting .299 with a .386 on-base percentage. That’s solid for the 18-year-old.

Player of the Day: This was not really an impressive day Red Sox prospects, so I’m just going to give this to Brandon Phillips and move on with my day.