While the Red Sox farm system isn’t as well-heralded as it once was, the club places two on this prestigious list.
It’s not news that the Boston Red Sox organizational depth isn’t was it once was. An organization once over-flowing with blue chip talent has taken a step back over the past few seasons. Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, and Eduardo Rodriguez have graduated while others such as Michael Kopech and Yoan Moncada netted Chris Sale.
In 2020, the club boasts two members on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list. Jeter Downs (44) and Triston Casas (77) are both former first round selections that find themselves among baseball’s best up-and-coming talent. Downs was acquired via the Mookie Betts and David Price trade and is projected to become a mainstay at second base that the Boston Red Sox so desire. In addition, Casas has all the tools and traits to become a middle of the lineup presence within the Sox order at either third or first base.
Additionally, the Red Sox top 30 prospects were named. There are a number of players that are years away from the big league roster; however Bryan Mata, Tanner Houck, Bobby Dalbec, and Jonathan Arauz are all players that will look to break into the Red Sox lineup / rotation this season. All of the mentioned players have very legitimate chances to make the roster and will make Spring Training an enjoyable experience for any spectator hoping to see the next prospect make their way to Boston.
In terms of budding stars, keep your eye on Jarren Duran. He’s a draft pick from last season that has already made headway via the MLB Future’s Game and is showing his prowess in Spring Training. The speedy outfielder has similar tools to those of Jacoby Ellsbury, as long as he’s able to continue to hit for average at each minor league level.
Graduates from last season include Michael Chavis and Darwinzon Hernandez. After making their Major League debuts last season, both players no longer appear on any prospect rankings and are hoping to develop into major role players for the Red Sox this season.
*If you’re looking for the Red Sox Top 30 list you can find that here*
*If you’re looking for Major League Baseball’s Top 100 list, you can find that here*