Red Sox Prospect Watch: Talent is showing in minor leagues
By Mike El-Far
With the regular season in full swing, many Red Sox fans are wondering who in the minors is producing. Here is a recap of the players who could make Fenway their future home.
It is very well known that the Red Sox farm system is not what it was just 12 months ago. With Boston being a big market, it was very obvious that Dave Dombrowski wanted the team to take another step forward. In acquiring Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg, the farm system was depleted of its top prospect and two other top 10 prospects.
But, there is still a lot of talent that is in the system. There are a couple players that are in the top 100 in all of baseball. And there seems to be some younger players that could make an impact down the line for the Red Sox. Not all is well, as a top-10 prospect who found the promised land of Boston is currently on the disabled list.
With the 2017 season well in motion, the development of players, or lack thereof, is starting to become clearer. There are some players in the organization that analysts have dubbed 2017 as a “make it or break it” year. For others, this is just the start of what they hope to be a long career in professional baseball.
With the MLB Draft just roughly a month away, the Red Sox player development staff is currently working hard. They are assessing who they feel is poised to take the next step, and what players seemed to have hit a wall. This week, we start with a former first round pick who seems to have done the latter.