The Boston Red Sox minor league players continue to showcase they have more talent than many believe. Who’s at the head of the charge this week?
Another week in, and a lot of the same players are producing strong numbers in the Boston Red Sox organization. That being said, there are a few new names to talk about as well.
Although a lot of these players have flown under the radar to this point in their careers, things can change. Some players put together great seasons and boost their status, or struggle mightily and dip in the rankings. Meanwhile, others straight up lose their prospect status thanks to a long enough Major League stint.
That’s why it’s great to keep tabs on prospects. Things are constantly changing and you never know who’s going to be thrust into the limelight. Who’s going to all of a sudden be seen as one of the best prospects in an organization, or even the entire MLB?
For proof of how quickly a prospect can rise just look at Tzu-Wei Lin. At the start of the 2017 season, he wasn’t even in the Red Sox top-30 prospect rankings. An incredibly strong start to the season (and not wanting him to be Rule-5 eligible) led to a call-up midseason though. Not only was Lin giving a little time in the Majors, but he cracked the Boston top-30 list.
Soon he’ll no longer be prospect eligible though, which means someone will be taking his spot.
See how I did that? It all came full circle. Not long ago, Lin was buried in the Red Sox system. Now he’s someone all the fans are interested in, even when he’s not in the Majors. Who’s going to take his place? Quite a few people are vying for the spotlight.