Boston Red Sox Prospects: Chase Meidroth introduces himself in Low-A
Boston Red Sox prospect Chase Meidroth put on a show in his first Low-A game
Less than a month after the Boston Red Sox selected him in the 2022 draft, Chase Meidroth is already in Low-A.
And he wasted zero time in introducing himself to Sox fans.
Now, when I say zero time – I mean zero. Meidroth was hitting third in the lineup, and he walked up to the plate in the first inning with a 1-0 lead already (Brainer Bonaci hit a leadoff homer because that’s what legends-in-the-making do). Meidroth clearly saw what Bonaci did, and thought it looked fun. Because on the very first pitch he saw in Low-A, Meidroth hit on a frozen rope over the left field wall.
One pitch, one home run.
Meidroth spent most of the 2021 season playing second base for the University of San Diego, with a little bit of time at third base. But he was drafted (and currently listed) as a shortstop. He spent his first game with the Salem Red Sox at designated hitter.
The scouting reports on Meidroth have him as a really good contact hitter with decent power, but more of a “gap power” type. The fact that he’s 5’10” might also play into the “limited home run power” talks. It seems he wants to change that narrative on him pretty quickly though.
Meidroth wasn’t done there though. The 21-year-old (turned 21 on July 23) went 2-for-4 with one homer, one RBI, and one run in the game. Definitely not a bad way to introduce yourself to Red Sox nation.
Clearly Boston brass felt he was ready for the almost immediate (played three games in the FCL) jump to Low-A because of his College experience. And we’ve already learned a few things about him.
The right-handed hitter has a pretty swing. It definitely will produce a lot of line drives, which could lead to quite a few of those fast home runs. At Fenway he would be putting plenty of dents in the Green Monster. We’ve also seen that he has some pretty spectacular hair, which immediately boosts him as a prospect – obviously.
There is a lot going on in the Boston Red Sox system right now. So seeing a 2022 draftee already making an impact in Low-A is exciting. Chase Meidroth is here, and he’s not wasting time with pleasantries – he’s just going to keep hitting.