What about the competition? As we all know, the Red Sox farm system is what one might call a “work in progress”. While focusing on building a World Series winning team, the price to pay was losing young talent. It’s something that’s going to take time to now rebuild. However, keeping fan interest is definitely doable with players like Michael Chavis, Triston Casas, and now Jarren Duran.
As Red Sox fans, we’ll use the Futures Game to keep an eye on Duran and to scope out the talent of our competition. Unfortunately, the Rays are stacked with top prospects. We should start learning and preparing for what the future has in store for us.
Tampa Bay has a number of players featured including shortstop Wander Franco, catcher Ronaldo Hernandez, and left-handed pitcher Brendan McKay. The Baltimore Orioles will have two young players present in the game: left-handed pitcher DL Hall and right-handed pitcher Grayson Rodriguez. Right-handed pitcher Deivi Garcia will be representing the New York Yankees. Right-handed pitcher Nate Pearson from the Blue Jays will be in the game.
What should we know about the Rays farm system? How do they stack up and what makes them dangerous to us?