The Boston Red Sox made a shocking decision to call up a top 3 prospect to Boston. Also, an update on the 2016 Draft Class.
With the rumors of Boston Red Sox scouts going to watch Jose Quintana and Todd Frazier, it is clear that prospects are going to have to be a part of that. Chicago is still in the middle of a full rebuild. As for Boston, they are not going to be willing to part with any of their young core of major league players.
Even though the farm system has been depleted from trades made by Dave Dombrowski, there is still a good amount of talent that exists. Remember, the young core of players were all members of recent draft classes or acquisitions.
Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. were members of the 2011 Draft Class. Xander Bogaerts was signed as an international free agent in 2009. Andrew Benintendi was the first round pick of the 2015 draft. And while Eduardo Rodriguez was signed as a international free agent by Baltimore in 2010, he was acquired by Boston in 2014.
Keeping a farm system that is at least above average is something that is paramount to any organization. It is something that the Red Sox seem to be keeping at the forefront of their vision. Obviously trading Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech to get Chris Sale was a very big trade, but in the small sample size it has been a great return.
The Red Sox are hoping to harvest another young crop of players with the 2016 Draft Class, but those players still have a long way to go. Between injuries and average performance, the jury is still out on those players.