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The Top 55 Boston Red Sox Prospects

Boston Red Sox Prospects


The Top 55 Boston Red Sox Prospects

There are plenty of hopeful players in the minor leagues just waiting for their chance in the bigs. The Boston Red Sox may not have a lot of prospects in the MiLB’s top 100, but they do have a fine group of young players in their system, that could potentially bring a World Series trophy to Boston.  So, without further ado, here is the top 55 Boston Red Sox prospects.


1. Micheal Chavis-3B

Drafted by the Red Sox in the 2014 draft, Most people consider Micheal Chavis the top prospect in the Red Sox farm system, and they aren’t wrong. Chavis is a big power guy capable of 30+ home runs a year. He can also run the bases well, and ranked 3rd in the minors in extra-base hits and 5th in home runs. Chavis will be a welcomed addition to the team whenever he is called on. He could bring the missing power piece to Boston and truly make their offense terrifying.

2017 Stats- .282/.347/.563 31 HRs, 94 RBIs

2. Jay Groome-SP

Drafted in the 1st round of the 2016 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Jay Groome is a good breaking ball pitcher, with his curveball being the deadliest of his pitches. He does give up a few too many walks and has had injury problems in the past. If he can come back and stay healthy, Jay Groome could be a big addition to this Red Sox rotation. He did have an off, season last year, but don’t look for that to carry over into this upcoming season.

2017 Stats- 3-9 5.69 ER, 72/30 K/BB, .234 BAA, 1.43 WHIP ad 55 IP


3. Tanner Houck-SP

Drafted in the 1st round of the 2017 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Tanner Houck is a great young talent and ranks 3rd on my list. However, like many minor leaguers, he does need to work on some things. Consistency seems to be the focal point with Houck, especially with his slider.  If he were to, however, develop his secondary pitches and gain that consistency, I could definitely see him becoming a starter in the future.

2017 Stats- 3.33 ERA with 93/24 K/BB in 95 IP


4. Bryan Mata-SP

Signed by the Red Sox in 2016, Even though he doesn’t have the sample size like the first three guys, Bryan Mata has a good arsenal of pitches that can keep the other team off the board.  He just lacks one thing.  Like most young pitchers, he lacks consistency.  If he can build on his consistency and not fall back into his bad habits, I can see him having a shot at getting some playing time at the big league level.

2017 Stats- 3.74 ERA, 74/26 K/BB in 17 IP

5. Sam Travis- 1B

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2014 draft by the Boston Red Sox, In a lot of his at-bats, Sam Travis has shown the qualities of a veteran hitter. He has good plate discipline and hardly chases out of the zone. He’s also a good baserunner but could improve on his overall athleticism and power. If he can develop his power he may be in the majors sooner rather than later.

2017 Stats- .270/.357/.375 in 304 ABs


6. Mike Shawaryn-SP

Drafted in the 5th round of the 2016 draft, There are a couple of things that really attract me to Shawaryn.  His ability to be a high strikeout guy, and his fastball that can reach up to 95 MPH. The one thing that kept him from being any higher on the list was his inability to get his secondary pitches to break. If he could do that, he could become a rotation guy in the future.

2017 Stats- 3.81 ERA, 169/48 K/BB in 135 IP


7. Jake Thompson-SP

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2017 draft, Jake Thompson is arguably one of the hardest throwers in the Red Sox system. Thompson’s fastball reaches up to 98 MPH. He also has a passable slider with a changeup. The things he needs to work on are his command and lowering his WHIP. If he does that, he could turn into a quality starter that can rack up a high amount of strikeouts.

2017 Stats- 14-0, 1.52 ERA, 113/36 K/BB in 118 IP


8. Roldani Baldwin-C

Signed by the Red Sox via free agency in 2013, Roldani Baldwin is the top catching prospect in the Red Sox farm system. He is a quality defensive catcher, with a low pass ball rate, and a decent arm.  Baldwin threw out 33% of would be base stealers last season.  He also boasts some potential big-time power. That tandem puts him at 8 on the list.

2017 Stats- .274/.310/.489 14 HR


9. Jalen Beeks-SP

Drafted in the 12th round of the 2014 draft by the Boston Red Sox, A finesse type pitcher, Jalen Beeks doesn’t light up the radar gun, but his ability to mix his pitches makes up for the lack of velocity. He has good command and deception on his secondary pitches. I don’t see anything keeping him from making it to the big leagues.

2017 Stats- 3.29 ERA, 155/55 K/BB 145 IP


10. Cole Brannen- OF

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft by the Red Sox, Having a down year, Cole Brannen didn’t really show what he is made of, but definitely has the tools to be a good player. He has good speed and an even better eye. Although he does lack in the power department, if he were to be able to put up at least 25+ home runs a year, it would really help his chances of becoming a starter.

2017 Stats- .224/.383/.252


11. Josh Ockimey- 1B

Drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 draft, Josh Ockimey is a very mature hitter.  He has the ability to take walks due to his patience at the plate. These kind of young players are the ones to look out for. Despite his patient approach, he does swing and miss a lot.  He doesn’t have the defensive ability to play 1B over others such as Sam Travis and Mitch Moreland. If he develops his power he will likely be a DH.

2017 Stats-.274/.385/.436 14 HR

12. Darwinzon Hernandez-SP

Signed by the Red Sox in 2013 via free agency, Hernandez does have control issues, although that is expected in a lot of young players. He does, on the other hand, have a lively fastball that can reach upwards of 96 MPH. That mixes pretty well with secondary pitches resulting in a high amount of strikeouts. The Red Sox will be looking for guys that can make the leagues best hitter swing and miss the majority of the time.

2017 Stats- 4.01 ERA, 116/49 K/BB 103 IP


13. Alex Scherff-SP

Drafted in the 5th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2017, Scherff looks to make an outstanding first impression this upcoming season. Scherff boasts a 97 MPH fastball that can blow past guys which allows him to get strikeouts. Scherff has a plus break on his secondary pitches that makes him an interesting player to watch this upcoming season.

2017 Stats- N/A

14. Hector Velazquez-SP

Velazquez seems to be a secondary pitcher. Coming over to the Red Sox as a free agent, Velazquez made 8 appearances and threw 24 solid innings. Holding a 2.92 ERA a 3-1 record and a K/BB of 19/7. Has a very powerful sinker along with a power curve that can retire batters with ease. He also holds an equally powerful sinker and slider. Being able to mix his pitches and hit his spots with his fastball is key to his success. Velazquez can become a real gem to have in a starting rotation.

2017 Stats- 2.92 ERA, 19/7 K/BB 24 IP


15.Austin Maddox-SP

Drafted in the 3rd round by the Boston Red Sox in 2012, Maddox is noted as having the highest potential to be a starter of any prospect in the system if he can stay healthy. He appeared in 13 games this season for the Boston Red Sox. Throwing 17 innings resulting in a 0.52 ERA with 14 strikeouts, that’s a good first impression for the Red Sox looking for a starter or closer.

2017 Stats-0.52ERA, 14/7 K/BB 17 IP



Tzu-Wei-Lin is a tremendous defender and can be used in a platoon role or even a utility role. He has good range and reaction time with a strong arm, which makes him very compelling.  Drafted by the Red Sox in 2012, Lin was finally able to make his MLB debut in 2017. He appeared in only 25 games in 2017, but he made the most of it and produced as much as he could. At only 24 there is still a lot of room for this young man to grow.

2017 Stats-.267/.335/.410 300 AB


17. Bobby Poyner-SP

Drafted in the 14th round by the Red Sox in 2015, Poyner is a shutdown pitcher, and he could have a home in the Red Sox bullpen. A lot of people see him as a potential high strikeout pitcher and the numbers show it. In 60 innings, Poyner struck out 84 batters and only walked 17. If he can adjust to a bullpen role in the majors, he could become very useful in late game situations.

2017 Stats- 1.49 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 84/17 K/BB .177 BAA

18. Lorenzo Cedrola-OF

Described as a speedy player, Lorenzo has great instincts in the outfield, which translate into him being able to cover a lot of ground. He could be a good piece to have in the back pocket in case of a mid-season injury. One thing he has been told to work on is his patience at the plate.  If he is able to do that and he could drive up his walk rate. This would make a good case for him as a leadoff man. His ability to steal bases can make him a real threat in the future.

2017 Stats- .285/.322/.387 4 HRs 34 RBIs and 101 H


19. William Jerez-SP

Drafted in the 2nd round by the Red Sox in 2011, William Jerez is the kind of player that has major upside in his future. Scouted at plus power, speed, and arm strength, if he could just get the dreaded consistency down he would be a Red Sox already. Consistency is the problem most young players have, overcoming it, is a hard thing to do. He didn’t play much during the 2017 season, so I expect him to stay in AAA for the 2018 season. Unless he is able to have a bounce-back year, he won’t have an MLB debut very soon.

2017 Stats- 3.27 ERA, 57/23 K/BB, .249 BAA in 63 IP


20. Hildemaro Requena-SP

Signed by the Red Sox in free agency, Requena is not a very hard thrower but makes up for it in command and deception. Not having the stamina quite yet hurts Requena from making progress. Yet his high strikeout ability may make him a perfect bullpen piece. The hardest part is being able to adjust to a different role than what you’re used to.

2017 Stats- 1.98 ERA, 84/31 K/BB, .212 BAA, 1.08 WHIP 95 IP


21. Brett Netzer-3B

Drafted in the 3rd round by the Red Sox in 2017, Netzer is a consistent line drive hitter, that is willing to take his walks when needed, and has average speed, but is more known for his incredible arm. He doesn’t show much in the department of power though. If he were to change that he would be a good platoon type player. After seeing his production in the previous season, It’s possible to see Netzer make a jump up to AA.

2017 Stats- .286/.350/.341, 27 RBIs 182 ABs

22. Chad De La Guerrera-SS/2B

Drafted in the 17th round by the Red Sox in 2015, Guerrera isn’t scouted as the most physically gifted athlete in the world. However, he does make up for it with great natural instincts. It may be hard for him to get a roster spot anytime soon unless he is willing to change positions. He shows he can handle the bat pretty well, hitting .270 and driving in 13 runs in 52 games. Making him a good all-around player in the near future. He may have a slight chance at moving up to AAA, but again the position he plays may hold him back.

2017 Stats-.270/.352/.408, 4 HR, 13 RBIs

23. Jake Cosart-SP

Drafted in the 3rd round in 2014 by the Red Sox. Cosart has a lively fastball that can hit 99 MPH. Although he does carry a weak changeup, he makes up for it with a dominating splitter. Although his control does suffer due to his unique style of delivery. A change in his delivery may be made before he makes any further progress from AA.

2017 Stats-3.10 ERA, 52/41 K/BB, .163 BAA


24. Josh Tobias-2B

Drafted in the 10th round by the Phillies in 2015, to be later traded for Clay Bucholz, Tobias has been scouted as a consistent line drive hitter, with occasional power coming out of his bat to his pull side. While boasting average speed with an average arm, he has the potential to be an average MLB player. Although he is still very young at the age of just 25 anything is possible for Tobias.

2017 Stats- .284/.341/.382, 5 HR, 45 RBIs


25. Dedgar Jimenez-SP

Drafted by the Red Sox in 2013, Dedgar Jimenez has shown major inconsistency from year to year. He has problems keeping people from scoring and getting on base in general. He does toss a decent amount of strikeouts, but besides that, he hasn’t shown anything special. He’s going to stay in AA this year and probably for more years to come if he doesn’t have a turn around year in 2018.

2017 Stats- 5-0, 2.91 ERA, 25/18 K/BB


26. Jeremy Barfield- OF

Drafted in the 8th round by the Oakland Athletics in 2008, later signed by the Red Sox via Free Agency. As far as it’s concerned with batting, Barfield definitely has the power to be an effective DH. I don’t see him getting much playing time in the outfield with the group of guys the Red Sox have right now. For me, though, what gives him a better chance than anyone else on this list of having a career in Boston is his power. He is the type of guy who is capable of 30+ home runs per year and can also hit for average. He should get a DH chance this upcoming season, seeing how badly the Sox need someone who can hit for more than 25 home runs a year.

2017 Stats- .288 AVG 27 HR


27. Danny Mars-OF

Drafted in the 6th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2014. Danny Mars is yet another outfielder that doesn’t boast much power ability. With how the Red Sox are built right now I don’t expect him to be on the team anytime soon. He may be a sharp defender, but the Sox don’t need anymore contact hitters on the team. They need to start bringing up their home run prospects and turn the offense around, from ranking the lowest in team HRs to a top 5 HR hitting team. I expect Mars to stay in AA for a while.

2017 Stats- .304 AVG, .754 OPS


28. Marco Hernandez- 3B

Traded to the Boston Red Sox from the Chicago Cubs in 2014, and in his time with the Red Sox, he has shown major improvement over the years. Has been seen as a major power hitter while also still being able to hit for contact. Not someone that is going to strike out a lot and also a player who is willing to take his walks. He could be used a valuable bench guy this upcoming season.

2017 Stats- .276/.300/.328


29. Pedro Castellanos-1B

Signed by the Red Sox off free agency in 2015. Castellanos is a very well established contact hitter, Castellanos does show the ability to be a major run producer. He may have a good shot at making the AA team in the near future if he is able to keep trending in the direction he is now, and maybe develop some power in his bat.

2017 Stats- .338/.382/.456 2 HR and 31 RBIs


30. Daniel Gonzalez- SP

Drafted by the Red Sox in 2015, Gonzalez is a very interesting prospect that should have a lot of future success in Boston if he continues his trend.  A high strike thrower that doesn’t give up many runs is something hard to ignore. Averaging 9 Ks a start, Gonzalez could be a huge addition in case of a serious injury. Currently in single A, but one of the younger prospects on this list at 22 years old. Gonzalez has a long and prosperous road ahead of him if he is able to keep doing what he is doing.

2017 Stats- 12-2, 2.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 9K K/9


31. Tyler Hill-OF

Drafted in the 19th round of the 2014 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Hill is yet another contact hitter in the Sox system that has occasional home run power. The thing about him, though, that makes him special, is his speed. He could primarily be used as a base stealer for the Sox in the future. By the end of his 2017 season, Hill accumulated 42 Stolen Bases. Which is something that can work to his benefit moving forward in his career. Still very young at the age of 21, Hill has major upside, if he can turn himself into an on-base machine. With his speed, it would hard to deny him a chance at leadoff this upcoming season.

2017 Stats- .272/.342/.390, 9 HR, 57 RBIs and 42 SB


32. Joan Martinez-SP

Signed off free agency by the Red Sox in 2016, Martinez is a very hard thrower with minimal stamina and has a fastball that can reach the mid-90s.  He will most likely be used as a bullpen arm in the future, but not entirely too sure how it will all pan out seeing that he is only 21. He had a really good year in 2017 in single A, throwing a  0.60 ERA in 8 games with 15 IP. There is a lot of potential in this young man to have a career in the MLB. He may have a good chance at making it to AA this upcoming season.

2017 Stats- 0.60 ERA, 8 G, 15 IP, 18/5 K/BB


33. Tyler Esplin- OF

Drafted in the 7th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2017, Esplin is a good line drive hitter that shows off good speed and smart base running abilities, that results in multiple extra-base hits. He showed a lot of good signs in just 22 games in 2017. He made quite the appearance in rookie ball this past season, he could be used as a utility player in the future if he trends in the right direction.

2017 Stats- .271/.340/.388 4 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBIs


34. Trenton Kemp- OF

Drafted in the 15th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2014, Trenton Kemp has emerged as one of the complete hitters in the Sox farm system. The only thing stopping me from putting him higher on this list is his very small sample size. After coming off an amazing 2017 season, Kemp is looking to make the jump up to AA ball this upcoming season. If there was one criticism I had of Kemp was the strikeout rate. That may hold him back to some extent in the future unless he unleashes his inner Aaron Judge.

Career Minor league stats- .316/.369/.504 33 Gs


35. Santiago Espinal-SS

Drafted in the 10th round of the 2016 draft by the Red Sox, Espinal shows great speed and the ability to drive in runs. The only difference between him and Tyler Hill is power, which Hill does not have.  He is consistently able to get on base and is able to keep strikeouts to a minimum. Espinal seems to be an all-around hitter and only at the age of 23, he hopes to keep developing as a player. The HRs will definitely rise in the next couple of year to come.

2017 Stats- .280/.334/.692 4 HR, 46 RBIs


36. Everlouis Lozada- 3B

A successful contact hitter, Lozada was acquired by the Red Sox in 2016, where he instantly made a splash hitting .298 in 62 games. And in this previous season was able to hit .333 in 44 games. He is definitely a player to keep an eye on. Although he isn’t much of a power hitter, he will keep the strikeouts to a minimum and is willing to take his walks if need be. He is a mature minded hitter at the age of only 19.

2017 Stats-.333/.396/.409 21 RBIs


37. Nick Duron- SP

Drafted in the 31st round by the Red Sox in 2015, Duron is not a conventional pitcher.  He seems to have trouble stopping runs coming across the plate. Surprisingly, he keeps walks and hits down to a minimum. So, what that tells me is he is hitting his spots. He’s just making those 4-5 mistakes a game that really makes him pay. If he can fix those little mistake pitches he will have a future in higher affiliated Sox organizations.

2017 Stats- 3.35 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 53 IP


38. Jesus Quiroz- IF

Signed by The Red Sox in 2017, Jesus Quiroz is a very versatile infielder that can play anywhere in the infield. A pretty balanced hitter with power and contact, Quiroz can be a very valuable bench piece for late game situations. Someone that you can trust to get on base when you need a clutch base hit. Judging on his .293 BA in 2017 and an OBP of .402, there is no doubt this young man can be a big time addition to the Sox in the near future.

2017 Stats- .293/.402/.451 11 HR 49 RBIs


39. Ben Taylor- SP

Drafted in the 7th round by the Red Sox in 2015, Taylor seems like an average pitcher.  Although he doesn’t give up a lot of runs, he does seem to have problems giving up walks. If he were to get his control locked down, there may be something for this young man in the future. Although, if you are a fan of him I wouldn’t hold your breath. Control is the one thing that can either make or break a young pitcher trying to make his way up through the ranks.

2017 Stats- 2.70 ERA, 12/5 K/BB


40. C.J Chatham- SS

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft, Chatham seems to be a pretty average all-around hitter. He can hit for a high average and also hit a home run every now and then. It will be interesting to see what happens with this kid in the future. Although a very important thing to know, is, he did miss the entire 2017 season due to injury. For a young player, it’s always hard to come back from the kind of injury C.J. had.

2017 Stats- .313/.389/.500 7 G


41. Chandler Shepherd- SP

Drafted in the 13th round by the Boston Red Sox, Shepherd has a problem with keeping the other team off the board, although he does show high strikeout ability.  To me, that says he doesn’t have the stamina to go 7+ quality innings. So, in return, he could be used as an excellent setup man that can come in, in big situations, and get out of the inning. It’s always hard to make a transition like that no matter the position change. Hopefully, if he is thrown into the pen he can make the transition.

2017 Stats- 3-2, 4.09 ERA, 39/9 K/BB


42. Travis Lakins- SP

Drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 draft by the Boston Red Sox. Lakins is a very interesting prospect in the Sox system, who is graded as having the best break on his secondary pitches of any right-handed pitcher in the Sox system.  He could be a potential starter in the future if he develops into what his potential shows. Also being able to upgrade his fastball will give him a major advantage over other pitchers trying out for a starting spot.

2017 Stats- 4.21 ERA, 62/34 K/BB, .259 BAA and 1.46 WHIP


43. Roniel Raudes- SP

Signed by the Red Sox in 2014, Raudes doesn’t throw very hard but makes up for the lack of speed with excellent secondary pitches that he is able to mix in well. However, the main downfall for him is his inability to get out of innings with men on base. That’s not a very good sign if he doesn’t change that trend he won’t have a future in the MLB. Although he is very young at the age of 20 anything can happen to him at this point in his career.

2017 Stats- 4.30 ERA, 95/54 K/BB, 1.53 WHIP


44. Kyle Martin-SP

Drafted in the 9th round of the 2013 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Martin is a typical reliever.  His best pitch is the changeup, while he is ineffective with the slider and cutter. Martin has the ability to throw strikes but his command isn’t fully there yet.  I’m not sure what his future with the Sox will be, but judging by his numbers, it won’t last long. Especially at the age of 27, the window of opportunity is closing for Mr. Martin.

2017 Stats- 4.36 ERA, 50/26 K/BB, .222 BAA


45. Jonathan Diaz- C

Signed by the Red Sox this previous season via free agency, Diaz isn’t a very sound defensive catcher but at such a young age he should develop just fine. He’s a very young player at the age of 18 he still has a lot of learning to do. And he shouldn’t be ignored just because he’s in his first year.

2017 Stats- .270/.333/.429, 2 HR, 10 RBI


46. Ty Buttery- RP

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 draft, Ty Buttery has a very lively fastball that can reach 100 mph.  If he were to master his command while throwing that hard and develop his secondary pitches, he could be a very valuable closer in the MLB. The only reason he’s this low on the list, is we don’t know how he is going to adjust to being in the bullpen. At the age of 24, he should have no problem making the transition to the pen. He didn’t fare very well at all as a starter, so let hope the smaller workload can turn his career around.

2017 Stats- 4.81 ERA, 74/33 K/BB 63.2 IP


47. Jake Romanski- C

Drafted in the 14th round of the 2013 draft by the Boston Red Sox. Romanski is A very capable hitter for a catcher, Romanski can hit for average and power.  The only reason he is towards the bottom of the list is he was suspended for a year for use of an amphetamine. It’s hard to trust a player after going through something like that. That incident may have hindered his career majorly and may be the reason he doesn’t have a bright future ahead of him.

2017 Stats- .250/.263/.290


48. Tate Matheny- OF

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2015 draft. Not much on the prospect Tate Matheny, except that he is a very fast kid that can give you at max 15 home runs a year. He wouldn’t be a bad candidate for a future leadoff hitter if he can grow patience at the plate, and develop as a base hitter. A hitter who is also willing to take his walks when he needs to, I don’t see him having a future in anything higher than single A.

2017 Stats- 7 HR, 46 RBIs, and 27 SB


49. Bobby Dalbec- 3B

Drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 draft by the Boston Red Sox. Rated as one of the Red Sox best fielders, Dalbeck has outstanding defense at third base. He may be even better than #1 ranked Sox prospect Michael Chavis on defense. Unfortunately, he doesn’t handle the bat very well. If he could hit he would be way higher on this list. I guess you can call it the Jason Heyward effect, which for any player in the league is a bad thing to be told. If he can advance his skills with the bat he will have a bright future in the MLB.

2017 Stats- .246/.345/./437 13 HRs


50. Danny Diaz- SS

Danny Diaz signed with the Boston Red Sox as an international free agent in 2017. He is very young, at 17-years-old, he has an advanced approach at the plate. Although his speed is below average for a shortstop, he is noted to have tremendous power. He has good arm strength, but due to his speed, some think he will be moved to third in the future.

Stats- N/A


51. Brian Johnson- SP

Drafted in the 1st round of the 2012 draft. Johnson has been plagued by injury, and that being the main reason as to why he’s not ranked higher. Brian Johnson has been scouted with a plus curveball and excellent command.  If only if he can come back from all his injuries, it would be an incredible story. He definitely has the skill and pitches to make it to the MLB, although his downfall may be due to his unfortunate injury history.

2017 Stats- 4.33 ERA 21/8 K/BB


52. Justin Haley- SP

Drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 draft, Haley is an experienced major leaguer, yet, in his short stint, he didn’t fair very well and was sent back down. The only value he has is adding depth to the Sox rotation in case of injury. Although he may never have the chance due to his recent stint on the D.L. I don’t think there is anything that special in this player. And I can see him making it out of AAA.

MLB Stats- 6.00 ERA, 14 Ks, 18 IP


53. Kyle Hart- SP

Drafted in the 19th round of the 2016 draft, Hart is a very promising prospect, that can be a great starting pitcher if he continues the trend he is on.  It’s not the biggest sample size, but it is very impressive, and it will make you want to keep an eye on him. The one thing he can work on that will help him immensely in the future is his high walk rate. Although he is able to counter it with a decent amount of strikeouts. It will be interesting to see how his future in the league pans out.

2017 Stats- 2-3, 2.49 ERA 52 SO


54. Trey Ball- SP

Drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Trey Ball is a seasoned minor leaguer who hasn’t had a lot of success with his time in the Sox organization. He seems to have problems with just about everything. He can’t keep men off base but does seem to be able to get a high amount of strikeouts. No matter how many strikeouts he is able to rack up if he cant keep men from scoring or even getting on base., he will not have a very long career in the league, and at this point, it seems that it was a waste of a first-round pick.

2017 Stats- 7-12, 5.27 ERA, 103 SO


55. Aneury Taveras- OF

Signed by the Red Sox in 2011, Aneury Taveras is a solid contact hitter that can hit a home run every now and then. He has been scouted as a solid outfielder that has decent range. However, he does carry a very strong arm that can throw people out from the outfield with ease. Although I don’t think he will have much luck moving up through the organization being an outfielder. Seeing that the Red Sox already have so many solid outfielders already in the MLB.

2017 Stats- .272/.341/.406 5 HR, 22 RBIs


So there it is, the Boston Red Sox top 55 prospects list, it will be interesting to see what happens with these fine young men in the future. For now, though let’s sit back relax and trust the process.