Which Red Sox prospects deserve more attention in the second-half?
The Boston Red Sox system is loaded to the brim with exciting prospects. We try to cover them all, or at least do the very best to get everyone some love and attention.
Not every prospect gets the coverage they deserve though. So with that in mind, we’re going to take a look at each level of the minor league system and pick out one player that should have some eyes on him in the second half.
This is a mixture of media coverage, fan attention, and how often I personally talk about them.
So that means some big names are out. We’re not going to talk about Ceddanne Rafaela, Marcelo Mayer, Chris Murphy, Triston Casas, Kole Cottam, Niko Kavadas, etc. They all get more than enough article time, especially from me.
Sure, someone like Cottam isn’t exactly getting the love from the media all that much. But I talk about him far too often, so he’s disqualified. Meanwhile, Casas hasn’t gotten much from me this year because he’s been hurt for so long. But you can’t go more than a few hours without seeing fans or media discussing when he’ll be ready.
That’s the only real rule here. They can’t be getting too much attention from fans and media. Everyone else is fair game. That made this one pretty tough, for different reasons.
In Triple-A, you have a lot of good options. But they are so close to the Majors that it feels like most of them are getting a decent amount of coverage. So it’s hard to find a candidate who isn’t on everyone’s minds. Meanwhile in Low-A, you have a ton of talent players who aren’t really getting any attention because they’re so far away from the Majors. So it’s hard to narrow it down to just one prospect.
We’ve done our best though, and even did a decent job of switching up the positions at each level. Man, I really pulled out all the stops for this one, didn’t I?