Red Sox Prospect Watch: Start of Regular Season
By Mike El-Far
Now that Spring Training is over, where are your favorite Red Sox prospects starting the season? Here is a breakdown of who is playing where.
With Spring Training ending over the past weekend, we bid farewell to many prospects in the system. Unless you live near one of the farm teams, it is unlikely you will see many of the players in Boston.
Some players, like Marco Hernandez, will be on Boston’s roster at some point this year. Others, like Jason Groome, still need a lot of time at the minor league level. But, all of these players are valuable. Either for Boston’s future, or to package to acquire a MLB-caliber player.
Red Sox Nation’s favorite young player, Andrew Benintendi, will very soon shed his prospect status. In roughly a week, he will pass the at-bats limit that is given to prospects. Because of this, he will no longer be featured on the Prospect Watch.
Starting with this post, the Prospect Watch is going to look a little different. Each slide is going to focus on a certain level of the system. The prospects in Boston will get their own slide. So will the young players in both Pawtucket and Portland. To make things easier, all 3 levels of A-ball will be on one slide.
It is a natural way of life as a Red Sox fan to be enamored by the farm system. This is the same team who hyped up players like Allen Webster, Henry Owens, and Lars Anderson. Even so, there is something pretty cool about seeing a kid who’s not old enough to buy a beer dominate the minors. And hopefully they can dominate the majors one day.