Red Sox pitching prospect Bryan Mata hasn’t made too many mistakes on the mound in his three starts for Class-A Advanced Salem this season. He has given up one earned run (0.54 ERA), three walks and 11 hits (0.90 WHIP) over 16 2/3 innings. He also has 17 strikeouts.
The one earned run scored off of Mata came in the third inning of his start against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on April 6. Since then, he has not surrendered an earned run over 14 innings of work.
Mata ranks third among Red Sox pitching prospects according to Baseball America, fourth according to mlb.com. He is in the top-10 in the organization on both lists. (Baseball America has his sixth and mlb.com puts him at No. 8.)
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