Boston Red Sox utility prospect Kristian Campbell
Kristian Campbell is one of the newest members of the Boston Red Sox organization. The team selected the Georgia Tech product with the 132 pick of the 2023 MLB draft.
Campbell didn't waste time making waves. Kyle Teel took a lot of the spotlight thanks to his phenomenal play, but Campbell wasn't messing around either.
The right-handed hitting utility slashed .309/.440/.471 with four doubles, two triples, and a home run between Rookie Ball and High-A. He drove in five runs, scored nine more, and stole three bases in 22 games (68 at-bats).
Campbell also dominated in the High-A playoffs. He went 7-for-11 (.583/.643/.917) with a double and a home run. Campbell drove in six runs and scored three more.
That home run was a three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning of the game-clinching contest that blew the lead wide open. He also had at least one RBI in three of four postseason games.
Campbell was drafted as a shortstop out of College. But he has appeared at second base, left field, and right field in the minor leagues so far. That type of versatility will give any team he is on a lot of options. Meanwhile, his bat is going to keep Campbell in lineups.
Kristian Campbell has all five tools. And as a College player, it shouldn't be shocking if he ends up flying through the minor leagues. There are already some big names in the Boston Red Sox media world *cough* Coley Mick *cough* that are high on Campbell and pushing the narrative. You should expect that hype train to gain a lot of passengers in 2024.