The most hyped Red Sox prospects in recent memory
It’s hard to remember a time when the Red Sox system had this many promising prospects. We knew going into the season that Triston Casas and Marcelo Mayer would be fun to watch, and they have preformed well despite injuries, but they are not the only prospects to impress down on the farm.
Right-hander starter Brayan Bello has built upon his breakout 2021 season to become one of the hottest pitching prospects in baseball, dominating his way to a Triple-A callup and actually imprvoving his strikeout rate in Worcester. At the plate, 5’8 outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela has been absolutely electric, homering 14 times and swiping 17 bags between High-A and Double-A.
As we’ve seen in recent Red Sox history, however, success at the minor league level doesn’t always translate to the bigs. The team has had no shortage of big-name prospects, but while some have panned out, others have not been all they were hyped up to be. Here are the highest regarded Red Sox prospects since the turn of the century.