Red Sox prospect #5: Charlie Madden
Charlie Madden is actually one of the closer players to the Majors on this list in terms of where they have played. In 2019 Madden spent 24 games in Double-A. However, he likely isn’t really on the Red Sox radar.
He’s definitely an intriguing player, and still just 25. That being said, the right-handed hitter doesn’t have much of a presence at the plate (career slash line of .220/.291/.344).
Madden’s defense is pretty good and he does have some potential when it comes to power. But he is the second-oldest player on this list and only has 24 games in Double-A so far.
That makes me feel like Boston is not all that interested in him. Nice depth but likely just an emergency option that the Red Sox use unless something drastic happens. He needs more time in the Minors right now.
That being said, there have been flashes from him. And if Charlie Madden decides to have a breakout year in 2021 he could fly up the boards.