Red Sox prospect #4: Roldani Baldwin
Roldani Baldwin has not played in Double-A yet. However, he has spent time in Advanced-A and is a very intriguing prospect.
Baldwin is strong defensively with a great arm. The right-handed hitter is also working with a career .268/.323/.412 slash line in the Minors. Nothing absolutely incredible but really solid and much improved from Madden’s numbers.
Baldwin probably won’t be a star offensive player, but the 24-year-old is making strides there and could be a nice contributor. Meanwhile, he brings a little something to the table everywhere. There is potential offensively and defense that could make him an asset even if he is struggling at the plate.
Baldwin could start the year in a prominent role in the Minors. Where Madden will be fighting for playing time, Baldwin could be getting a ton of ABs. This could push him up the list as he gets a chance to shine.
Still though, definitely not the first option for the Red Sox.