Boston Red Sox infield prospect Christian Koss
Christian Koss has spent the last two seasons in the Boston Red Sox system. The right-handed hitter slashed .260/.309/.430 with five triples in Double-A last year. Why did I mention those numbers, you ask? Because everything else was a career-best for Koss.
Koss set new marks in doubles (22), home runs (17), steals (16), RBI (84), and runs scored (69). Overall, that's a fantastic offensive season. And he did it while playing great defense all over the diamond. Koss spent time at shortstop, second base, and third base in 2022. He also played 46 innings in the outfield, getting some extra defensive versatility.
Koss is a good defender who can play multiple positions. He's also a solid bat with decent pop. Meanwhile, Koss is an underrated burner. Watching him live really opened my eyes to this.
I'm not saying Koss is a can't-miss superstar talent. But he's got all five tools and doesn't get talked about enough for that.
The 25-year-old (who just turned 25 in January) should start 2023 in Triple-A. His ability to play multiple positions will keep him on the field pretty regularly.
Koss will be fun to watch for a few reasons. He should continue to be used all over the field, working on that versatility. It's the offense that will have fans loving his game, though. Expect a few missile home runs and plenty of speed.