Boston Red Sox prospect watch 8/22/22: Milestones being reached
Milestones are being reached in this week’s Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch
The Boston Red Sox Prospect Watch saw some milestones get reached and some big performances for a couple of prominent names in the system. We’re also about to see some more crazy shake-ups.
On August 23, the season will end for the FCL (Florida Complex League). That’s going to mean a couple of names from there will move up to Low-A. Some Low-A names will need to move up to High-A, and so on throughout the levels in the organization.
Not only will this cause promotions throughout the minor leagues, but could we also see some new names head up to the Majors?
The Red Sox could certainly use some new blood to get things going. They seem to be stuck in this miserable cycle. A short stretch will see them look dominant and like they could find themselves back in a playoff spot, just for them to fall apart and look far from a playoff team for the next stretch.
The young talent on the team didn’t have the best week. Jarren Duran made some plays with his legs, but he had another defensive blunder as well. Kutter Crawford had an implosion game as well. Meanwhile, Josh Winckowski got sent down to the minor leagues again after a rough outing.
We did see Franchy Cordero return and blast a home run in a pinch-hit scenario as the “27th man” for the Little League Classic though.
Right now it feels like even with the Red Sox just a few games away, something drastic will need to happen for them to actually be in the playoff hunt. And with that in mind, it feels like a great time to look at the minor leagues and get excited about some of the names that could help the team in the not-so-distant future.
Luckily for everyone, Boston’s farm system delivered once again this week.