The Boston Red Sox announced their minor league players of the year on Wednesday. None of them should come as a shock, but they’re all well deserved.
Sure, the minor league season might be over; but there’s still some interesting stuff going on. The Boston Red Sox announced their minor league players of the year awards on Wednesday. With it came little surprises. The players definitely deserved their awards.
We’re going to go award-by-award in a moment. However, I want to start off by saying that we won’t be talking about the Latin Program players. Truthfully, I don’t know much about them because there’s no way to watch the games.
Darel Belen is a 19-year-old who plays mainly the outfield. The right-handed hitter slashed .281/.370/.430 with 39 RBI, 51 runs scored and 14 steals.
Nixson Munoz is an 18-year-old left-handed pitcher. He tossed 60 innings, posting a 2.40 ERA and striking out 62 batters.
Both certainly had standout seasons, but it’s hard to judge too much as there’s no real tape on them.
The other awards are much easier to discuss though. All the players were featured regularly on the weekly prospect watch and all had shining moments in 2019.
At times, all of them were dominant, and at times they all showed they have plenty of potential that can get them far in their careers. We’ll talk about their 2019 seasons but also look into the future. How far is each of the award winners from the Majors? What should you expect from them next year? Could they be repeat winners?
In the words of Roger Smith, let’s “dive on in” (if you get the joke, just know I love you).