Red Sox Prospect Watch: Benintendi cools off, Ockimey rakes
This week’s Red Sox Prospect Watch will look at a slightly different group of players. A wider variety of players, you might not see elsewhere.
There are still the big names like Benintendi and Moncada, but there are also lesser-known prospects, except to the most ardent fan. Some guys might not meet the traditional definition of prospect but they are included to keep an eye on guys who might be able to help the team this year. Some are higher round draft choices and those have drawn our attention from their stellar performance.
The Watch will also include some guys who have had a taste of the big leagues this season and are trying to make their way back. They might be ones we have seen a lot of in Boston or ones that we have only seen just a bit this year. While the bigger names will likely stay on from week to week, the variety of players should keep your interest more than just the same star prospects.
The way the Red Sox offense has been performing of late, it doesn’t seem like they will ever need any help from the minors, but spots always open up. Injuries can come out of nowhere, and the depth of prospects will be necessary to continue winning games as they have in 2016 as they hope to march to the playoffs.
Next: Triple-A Pawtucket