Red Sox Prospect Watch: Spring Training’s halfway point
By Mike El-Far
With Spring Training passing the halfway mark, there is limited time for Red Sox prospects to make their impact on the coaching staff. Here are some of the players who have benefited from major league camp.
The Boston Red Sox have officially passed the halfway mark of Spring Training, and soon the roster will be cut down to 25 men. For the players who are fighting for a roster spot, this is currently crunch time. Also, for the prospects who are getting MLB-experience now, this is a time to really hone in their skills.
Both sets of players have one thing in common during Spring Training: making sure they get into their routine. Whether it’s the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, Andrew Benintendi, or a young player like Rafael Devers waiting to make his mark. Both types of players need to come into camp and hopefully start out hot and can carry their success into the regular season.
A storyline that could affect some of the pitching prospects is the health of David Price. If his arm proves to be an injury that causes him to miss serious time, there are a couple young pitchers that could benefit from the roster spot he would vacate.
With camp ending in the next couple of weeks, this is the last time Red Sox Nation will be able to see some top prospects from the comfort of their living room. Guys like Devers and Sam Travis will not be starting the season in Boston, and therefore most fans will not be able to watch them. So enjoy seeing these players while you can, because very soon they will be playing for any of the Sox affiliates.