Friday, May 4, 2018

If David Price Hits The DL, Will AAA LHP Prospect Jalen Beeks Get The Call?

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If, as many expect, David Price heads to the disabled list after his three consecutive horrendous starts, there may be a chance for red-hot left-handed pitching prospect Jalen Beeks to help out the big club. Just yesterday, Beeks went 6.2 innings for AAA Pawtucket—yielding two earned runs on five hits, while striking out nine and walking only one batter. Beeks owns a stellar 1.71 ERA this season for the PawSox and seems more than ready for a promotion to The Show. The 24-year-old out of Arkansas (the same program that produced Andrew Benintendi) reportedly mixes a low-90s heater with a cutter and an excellent change-up. Stay tuned, the kid may be hurling in a ballpark near you soon.