25. Pedro Castellanos
Pedro Castellanos is an interesting case. He’s graded as someone who will hit for power but had just one home run in 344 at-bats in 2018. Throughout 775 at-bats in his career in the Red Sox organization, he has six total home runs.
Now, to be fair Castellanos is 20 (turns 21 on December 11). With that in mind, there’s plenty of time for the home run power to come. For now, the rest of his stats will do. The first baseman spent 2018 in Full-A and hit .302 with 20 doubles. He drove in 34 runs and scored 39 more.
The right-handed hitter has a career .319 batting average, showing that even if the power doesn’t come there’s still plenty of value.
Castellanos isn’t great in the field but has better glove work than he’s given credit for. Speed wise there isn’t much there either.
Those two aspects are holding him back from being a much more revered prospect in the organization. However, they’ll both be overlooked if the power comes around.
Although it’s been in lower-levels, Castellanos has shown he can hit for average. That alone means he’s bringing something to the table. Listed at 6’3″, 195 lbs there’s weight to be put on as well. As with Osinski added weight could translate to more power. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing speed as that’s not part of his game anyways.
Castellanos is part of the Red Sox loaded corner infield situation when it comes to prospects. He can really separate from the pack in 2019 though if he introduces the power many are expecting from him.