Red Sox Prospect Watch: Aftermath of the MLB Draft
By Mike El-Far
After the MLB Draft, what is the status of the Red Sox farm system? Which players have risen in their ranks, and which have fallen?
With the MLB Draft finishing up today, it’s a perfect time to look at the current state of the farm system before the players selected over the past three days sign with the Boston Red Sox.
Boston has been known as one of the best teams to develop players over the past two decades. It is common knowledge that their system was depleted due to multiple offseason moves.
But, the farm system has a ton of talent in it. There is a top 15 prospect in all of baseball that is currently steps away from making his MLB debut. Also, the one prospect who has had the best season of any minor league player also is a member of the Red Sox organization. Clearly, there is talent that cannot be ignored.
Coming into the halfway point of the season, you can tell which certain players have progressed in their development. When players get injured, however, it becomes a lot more murky. Did this player have a bad year, or was it an injury that set their whole season spiraling out of control?
It is no surprise that the Red Sox have not lived up to expectations for their season. After dealing two top 10 prospects to acquire Chris Sale, it seemed they were poised to be better than winning the AL East and making the ALDS. But, two key positions have had a weak link, and hopefully some prospects can fill the gap and help to right the ship for Boston.