Boston Red Sox promote Kyle Teel and Roman Anthony to Double-A

The Boston Red Sox promoted two of their top prospects to Double-A on Monday. Catcher Kyle Teel and outfielder Roman Anthony got the bump after dominating High-A pitching.
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Boston Red Sox prospects Kyle Teel and Roman Anthony promoted to Double-A

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox promoted prospects Kyle Teel and Roman Anthony to Double-A.

The Red Sox selected Kyle Teel with the 14th overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. After just three games in the FCL, he was sent to High-A.

Teel dominated with the Greenville Drive. The left-handed hitting catcher slashed .377/.485/.453 with four doubles in 14 games. He drove in nine runs, scored 10 more, and stole one base. Teel had as many walks (11) as strikeouts (11).

It was rare that you were seeing any bad plate appearances from Teel. Meanwhile, he looked great behind the plate and showed off an elite arm.

Fourteen games certainly isn't a big sample size, but it already felt like Teel wasn't being challenged at the level.

Roman Anthony started the season in Single-A. The left-handed hitting outfielder slashed .228/.376/.316 with nine doubles, one triple, and one home run in 42 games with Salem. The base numbers don't pop out at you, but the underlying numbers impressed many (especially his exit velocity).

Anthony went on to appear in 54 games in High-A. He slashed .294/.412/.569 with 14 doubles, three triples, and 12 home runs with Greenville.

Between the two levels, Anthony has driven in 56 runs, scored 68 more, and stolen 13 bases. He's struck out 113 times and walked 78. The strikeouts seem high but saw a spike in the last month.

With that in mind, it's important to remember that Anthony was in High School last year. 2023 is easily the longest season of his career. Unsurprisingly, he might be a little tired.

That being said, Anthony started to heat back up over the last week.

It's also important to note where he had been hitting. Anthony spent his entire run in High-A leading off. The Red Sox wanted to get him as many at-bats as possible.

Kyle Teel came into the organization with the immediate hype of being the Boston Red Sox catcher of the future. He's managed to outperform expectations quickly.

Roman Anthony entered this year as an intriguing prospect and has become one of the best in baseball.

The Boston Red Sox see two future stars. Giving them a chance to taste Double-A before next season seems like the right move.