#4 Prospect Express

Ryan Kalish promoted to Triple-A

by Ken on June 2, 2010

Eye-popping numbers get you noticed. Check out these…

  • .432 BA over his last 10 games
  • 9-for-13 (.692) in his last three
  • .345 for May
  • .293, 8 HR, 29 RBI, .404 OBP in 41 games

Ryan Kalish had no sooner helped rally Double-A Portland to a 10-6 bashing of New Britain this Memorial Day when the call came from the Boston front office. Pack your bags Mr. #5 Prospect. Next stop for the 22-year old outfielder: Triple-A Pawtucket.

Like ships in the night

Too bad Casey Kelly won’t be joining Kalish any time soon. Our top pitching prospect on the Red Sox farm went in search of his first win – in start #10 – on Monday. He never got out of the fifth inning. Heck, he never got anyone out that frame. The 20-year old Kelly is o-3 with an ERA north of 5. Ouch! We’re pretty sure Boston’s player development boss, Mike Hazen has noticed.

Musical centerfielders

Greenville DriveDown in South Carolina, our low-A club’s biggest problem is a lack of pop. Greenville Drive Examiner Richard Breen says that’s what happens when your lineup features four quintisential leadoff hitters best suited for CF.

Is that like Kryptonite or something?

Salem Red Sox outfielder Bryan Peterson has his own production company, music video and mantra: “The Power of the Mullet.” Audacious for a kid only playing A-ball? Nah. You gotta know Bryan. Roanoke Sports Examiner, Travis Williams thinks there’s more to this story than an outdated haircut. Trav being Trav, he investigates. Watch and listen for more clues.

No Egg Roll for You

Steve WeissmanSteve Weissman refuses to get sucked into any discussion about Dice-K (but would, probably, chip in on a one-way ticket back to the land of the rising walk ratio for Captain Enigma). In this week’s show the Boston Baseball Examiner for Examiner.com does weigh in on Papi, Clay, Mikey, Texas Hold Em Beckett — and other issues near and dear to the hearts of those of us who didn’t jump from the Tobin while the jumping was good. (Steve thinks that’s what Theo and The Trio meant by ‘bridge year.’)

Music this show includes Smoke From A Distant Fire (if you live in Southern Maine you get it!) by the Sanford-Townsend Band (1977), and Drive Away by Matthew Ebel.

Hope you enjoy the podcast!

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