Red Sox Prospect Watch: Strong early impressions made

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BOSTON, MA – APRIL 05: Alex Cora #20 of the Boston Red Sox is announced before the Red Sox home opening game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on April 5, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Despite it being early in the year, some Boston Red Sox minor leaguers are already making strong impressions on the season. Who’s building their resume?

The Boston Red Sox are considered to have one of the weaker minor league systems in baseball. I like to bring this up often because while they don’t have the star power, there are quite a few hidden gems.

Early on in the year, the Red Sox minors are already seeing massive returns from these prospects. While others are struggling out of the gate.

I’m a positive person though. I’m extremely optimistic and find it easy to see what a player is doing right, even when they’re struggling. Due to that, I can spot what a prospect can bring to a Major League team, even when the prospect doesn’t seem valued at the moment.

With that in mind, I should warn everyone, that if you’re a pessimist, this probably isn’t the series for you. I’m not going to pretend like someone isn’t struggling, but I’m not going to berate them either. Especially when there are obvious positives still coming out of their play.

The good news is, with so many minor league teams, it’s not hard to find players both excelling and floundering. That gives me plenty to write about each week. Expect a lot of Paul Heyman references, with some Fandango sprinkled in as well.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in with Triple-A, where some familiar names are starting off the season absolutely scorching hot.