Red Sox Prospects: Is catcher the most intriguing position for Boston?
Christian Vazquez’s future with the Red Sox
Let’s talk about Vazquez. He has been phenomenal for Boston and has given them a ton of production offensively over the last two seasons. Meanwhile, his defense is fantastic and it is not recommended to try and run on him. So he brings a lot to the table.
That being said, Vazquez has had his name swirling around in a lot of rumors lately. At the same time, even if he isn’t traded this year, it is the last season of his contract. There is a club option for 2022 that the Red Sox would be wise to pick up, but the clock is ticking on his current deal, and at 30 (31 in August) maybe Boston wants to move in a different direction.
Obviously, that frees up the position in the Majors, making the minor league talent much more intriguing to look at. This is especially true considering the fact that Vazquez could be gone at any moment.
As mentioned before though, Wong is the only catcher in the Red Sox top-30 prospects. That might leave you wondering, why is this an interesting position to watch? Even if Vazquez is out the door, it’s a one-man race with Wong right?
Well, yes and no. Wong is certainly in the lead and has the potential to be a very productive catcher for a long time, but the Red Sox actually have a few players at the position that could make major waves.
Let’s go through the options, ranking them based on how close they are to making an impact in the Majors.