After researching the Red Sox system, it’s better than I thought going into the exercise.
It’s a little top-heavy and pitching-heavy, but some impact positional players could help the Red Sox soon. Marcelo Mayer and Triston Casas are two of the best prospects in baseball. Casas should be up for good now, and while Mayer has only played in High-A, he’s only a couple of years away. Ceddanne Rafaela and Miguel Bleis had encouraging seasons, and it looks like their upside is full-time regulars. David Hamilton stole 70 bases, but I worry he’s similar to the other, more famous Hamilton.
The pitching is light, however. Bryan Mata appears healthy, but I see him more as a reliever. Brayan Bello pitched well in his debut in Boston but is not eligible for the list. Otherwise, there’s not much pitching depth in the system.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Marcelo Mayer
- Biggest Mover: Ceddanne Rafaela
- Emerging Prospect: Brainer Bonaci