This week’s Red Sox prospect watch is highlighted by a major return
Well, at least the Boston Red Sox are playing a little bit better. I mean you probably wouldn’t know it if you saw their game on Sunday. But they won the first two games of their series against the Texas Rangers. So they actually won two games in-a-row at one point. And wow, a series win.
The team is pretty devoid of “prospect” type players in the Majors though. Which isn’t a bad thing obviously. And if I wanted to I could probably talk about someone like Garrett Whitlock here. He was in the Majors all last season too though. So that feels cheap to still count him on this list.
Especially considering he’s not only graduated from “prospect” status, but is one of the better pitchers in all of baseball right now.
Boston overall has been terrible in 2022 though. And despite having a lot of players struggle to produce any type of positives, they haven’t seemed all that interested in making call-ups to shake things up.
I do think those will be coming at some point barring a massive turnaround that happens pretty quick. So we could be seeing some more action in this portion of the article in coming weeks.
For now though, it’s sort of just a downer to talk about how bad the Major League team is doing. At least we got some exciting news in the minor leagues with top prospect Marcelo Mayer returning from injury.
And with a few top talents in Worcester balling out, those Triple-A call ups have a lot of flexibility. There are a number of players that could get called up at some point. It’s not like we’re just waiting on one name. So that at least adds some extra intrigue into everything.
Right now the best thing to do when watching the Red Sox is just focus on how good Rafael Devers is. That should keep most people from getting too upset.