Perhaps the Red Sox talent pool in the farm system is not so bad after all. Bobby Dalbec and Michael Chavis hit back-to-back home runs twice last night in the Portland Sea Dogs 10-9 win over Erie in the Double A Eastern League.

As the minor league season winds down over the next month, it will be interesting to see these two young hitters for the Sea Dogs.

Chavis is the Sox #1 draft pick who was suspended for the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for PEDs during the off-season. After a slow start in his return and some injuries, Chavis has five home runs and 12 RBI in 19 Se Dogs games. He is playing a lot of first base now with Dalbec at third. The Sox may have a decision to make after the season - Chavis will be a Rule 5 eligible player meaning he will have to be added to the 40-man roster of the Sox run the risk of losing him to another team in the off-season.

Last year, Chavis totaled 31 homers and 94 RBI moving through Single A Salem and them Double A Portland.

Dalbec got promoted from Single A Salem a week ago after whacking 26 home runs and 85 RBI. He has four home runs in his first six games with Portland. So Dalbec's combined numbers for the year are 30 homers and 91 RBI.

The Sea Dogs have 24 game left on the schedule, including a homestand at Hadlock Field starting next Tuesday.

Bobby Dalbec
Sea Dogs/365DigistalPhotography / (3B Bobby Dalbec)

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