Red Sox: Comparing Top five prospects to MLB players
2. Rafael Devers
MLB Comparison: Robinson Cano
Rafael Devers is really the only veteran-type prospect that is still around in the Red Sox organization after all the trades this offseason.
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Dombrowski reportedly didn’t want to include Devers in any type of deal this offseason, including the Chris Sale one because of his tremendous upside. Devers, who is penciled in as the third baseman of the future for the Red Sox, has a smooth lefty stroke that has drawn comparisons to Robinson Cano.
The 20-year old Dominican native is listed at 6’0″ 195lbs (an ideal third baseman’s type body) has slashed .293 with 29 home runs and 198 RBI’s over his three minor league seasons throughout single A ball.
MLB Pipeline’s No. 16 ranked prospect in all of baseball was a non-roster invite to the Red Sox Major League Spring Training and has gone 2 for 5 with a run scored so far in two Grapefruit League games thus far. Devers is expected just to get his feet wet at Major League spring training before being sent back down.
Devers is still a year or two away from being an every day player for the big league club, however, the future is as bright as ever for this young star and we can only expect him to keep improving.