Boston Red Sox top-30 prospect rankings after 2022 MiLB season

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 6: A general view during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on September 6, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 6: A general view during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on September 6, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Boston Red Sox Mikey Romero
BOSTON, MA – JULY 25 :Boston Red Sox first-round draft pick Mikey Romero takes batting practice after signing a contract with the club on July 25, 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /

No. 7: Red Sox shortstop Mikey Romero

Mikey Romero was the first-round pick (24th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in the 2022 MLB Draft. It didn’t take him long to win over fans. After 10 games in Rookie Ball, Romero was moved up to Low-A to get a couple of games in there before the season ended.

The left-handed hitter slashed .349/.364/.581 with four doubles and three triples in nine games at Low-A. Romero drove in 11 runs, scored six more, and stole one base as well. He was dominating Low-A pitching while being an 18-year-old who could probably pass for a very tall middle schooler. Definition of a baby-faced assassin.

He has shown good defense at shortstop and even started getting some reps at second base. That could come into play down the line, as 2021 first-round pick Marcelo Mayer is also a shortstop.

Romero appears to have a pretty solid glove, with a good arm and nice range. He isn’t a burner, but he has enough speed to cover some ground. That speed could allow him to pick up double-digit steals every year as well.

The main attraction when it comes to Romero is his offense. There is a lot to love about his swing. He’s going to hit a lot of doubles and triples. Home runs will come, but that won’t be the biggest part of his game. Romero has the potential to hit 20-25 home runs, which is still phenomenal. But the big thing here is his legitimate .300 potential.

Mikey Romero is already showing that he has the makings of a perfect two-hitter. He’s going to get on base and has a nice mix of power and speed that makes him a threat everywhere.

2023 is going to be an interesting year. The short-stint Romero had in Low-A this season was great, but it was short. He still needs to prove his place in the organization. He’ll have a chance to do that with a full season in 2023. So we could see him jump to “superstar prospect” status next year if things go right.

Hit: 70

Power: 60

Run: 50

Arm: 55

Field: 55

Overall: 60

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