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Red Sox on Deck Episode 28: Postseason Talk and MiLB Recap

On this episode of the show, we discuss the stretch run to the MLB playoffs, the 2021 Minor League Sox award winners, Worcester promotions, and Brandon Walter.

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We are back for Episode 28 of the Red Sox On Deck Podcast, your go-to source for everything prospects on the Over the Monster Podcast Network. Shelly and Bob opened the show talking about the recent hot stretch at Fenway, excitement about maximizing Chris Sale’s starts, playoff hopes versus playoff reality, and which hitter would sit in an NL park (Washington) if the last three game series matters for playoff positioning.

Salem, unfortunatel, couldn’t hang on to make the playoffs, and all levels besides Worcester and the Dominican Summer League ended their seasons. The Red Sox announced their Minor League Award Winners. Nick Yorke was the offensive player of the year, and Brayan Bello the starting pitcher of the year, among many others. Worcester promoted Triston Casas, Ronaldo Hernandez, and Josh Winckowski from Portland for the final two weeks of the season. Hernandez has had 11 of 15 multi-hit games and hitting .323 with six HRs since August 1.

Bob takes a lap for not taking Brandon Walter more seriously this year. The 26th round pick is 2019 making an argument for best pitching season in the organization, especially over his final nine starts. Conversely, Hudson Potts did not live up to expectations and may be in danger of losing his 40-man spot this offseason. Finally, Jeter Downs has three home runs since coming back from the IL but his strikeout rate is not improving and we wonder what 2022 will have in store for him.

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