The Prospect Watch this week will look at some All-Star players as well as some guys making their first appearance in this weekly column.
The top Red Sox talent at the A level was voted to the Carolina League All-Star team, which is little surprise to those following these young talents. The names Moncada and Benintendi are ones you will be seeing a lot of on their way up to their eventual place in Fenway Park. Even if either of them are traded away for some reason, they will both find their way there eventually.
At Triple-A, we will continue to check-in on those guys that can help the big league club, whether it is a guy trying to get back there or a guy trying to make the most of his first chance in the bigs.
At Double-A we will take a look at the guys that are on the cusp of being high on the Red Sox radar. Absent mind-blowing statistics, guys don’t jump from Double-A straight to the majors, but it is not unheard of. If it typically worked, it might be done more but usually the increase in competition is way too much for guys that young. Some guys at Double-A are on their way up, some on their way down and out of professional baseball, and others just hanging on until they can figure out what to do to be on their way back up again.
Next week, we will start to look at what the Short Season Lowell Spinners will look like this season. Let’s take a trip around the Red Sox minor league affiliates.
Next: Triple-A Pawtucket