Catcher is the most intriguing position to watch in the Red Sox minors
The Boston Red Sox have a lot of intriguing prospects and a few positions that desperately need help in the Majors. There are questions at first base, second base, in the outfield, at all over the pitching mound. Luckily for them, they have solid prospects at all those positions.
Then there is catcher. The Red Sox have Christian Vazquez, so they aren’t really in desperate need of anything there. Meanwhile, they only have one catcher in their top-30 prospects. That’s Connor Wong, who is currently ranked at number 18 in their system. He is also listed as a second baseman/third baseman and might not even see the Majors as a catcher (although it’s likely he does).
The team may not have as strong of a developmental system as they once did but in regards to catchers, they’ve got quite a few that could make waves with the team down the road. Whether they become good enough to make the Red Sox roster or be seen as desirable trade pieces, these are the five that could be playing at Fenway Park before we know it.
So what about the catcher position makes it possibly the most interesting thing to watch in the Boston minor leagues in 2021? A lot, actually. But before we get into the thick of things as far as the farm system is concerned, we’ve gotta take a look at Boston’s incumbent backstop. Everything begins and ends with Vazquez right now but the sand is falling through the hourglass on his time in Boston so the team needs to start looking toward the future.