June 25, 2024

The Boston Red Sox minor league affiliates finished May with a combined record of 55-56. Their Triple-A team, the Worcester Red Sox, went 14-14; the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs went 14-15; the High-A Greenville Drive finished 12-15; and the Single-A Salem Red Sox ended 15-12. Two prospects won Player of the Month awards: catcher Kyle Teel and second baseman/outfielder Kristian Campbell.

Red Sox' first-round pick Kyle Teel batting .571 to start pro career

Teel, ranked as the 28th overall prospect and the Red Sox’s third-ranked prospect by ITD, was named Hitter of the Month for the Eastern League. In May, he posted a .357/.443/.560 slash line with a 1.003 OPS, including eight doubles, three home runs, 22 RBI, 20 runs, 13 walks, and two stolen bases.

Campbell, playing at Greenville, earned similar honors with a .371/.467/.663 slash line and a 1.130 OPS, totaling eight doubles, six home runs, 17 RBI, 20 runs, 16 walks, and two stolen bases.

Player Profiles

Kyle Teel – Catcher, Portland Sea Dogs
Teel was a steal for the Red Sox, falling to them at the 14th overall pick in the last season’s draft from the University of Virginia. In his college career, he played 177 games with a .343/.433/.547 slash line and a .979 OPS, including 48 doubles, four triples, 28 home runs, 155 RBI, 170 runs, 13 stolen bases, and 97 walks. In 2023, he played for the Red Sox rookie league team, High-A Greenville, and Portland, hitting .363 with a .977 OPS in 26 games. This season, in 41 games, he is batting .302 with an .888 OPS, including 11 doubles, six home runs, 35 RBI, 34 runs, three stolen bases, and 24 walks. Teel is likely to be promoted to Triple-A Worcester soon.

Kristian Campbell – 2B/OF, Greenville Drive
Campbell was drafted in the fourth round of the 2023 MLB draft from Georgia Tech, where he played 45 games with a .376/.484/.549 slash line and a 1.033 OPS. Post-draft, he played for the Red Sox rookie league team and Greenville, hitting .309 with a .911 OPS in 22 games. This season, starting at Greenville, he batted .306 with a .976 OPS in 40 games, including 13 doubles, eight home runs, 25 RBI, 29 runs, three stolen bases, and 26 walks. Recently promoted to Double-A Portland, Campbell went 2-4 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored in his first game.

Despite being unranked by MLB Pipeline, Kristian Campbell earns spot on Red Sox' Spring Breakout roster – Blogging the Red Sox

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