The Red Sox minor league system improved in 2021. It started with Marcelo Mayer falling to them with the fourth pick in last June’s draft. Then, Triston Casas took a major step forward last year and now looks like he could be a Top 10 first baseman in the big leagues. Also, Nick Yorke, their first pick in 2020 had a huge year showing more power than we originally thought. Throw in Jarren Duran’s continued improvement, and it was a solid year. Now, for the bad news. Jeter Downs did not look good striking out 32.5% of the time and perhaps giving us a clue as to why he was traded multiple times. But, still, the Red Sox have got to be thrilled with the state of their minor league system.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Marcelo Mayer
- Biggest Mover: Brayan Bello
- Emerging Prospect: Wilkelman Gonzalez