Boston Red Sox prospect watch: Final prospect watch of the season

The 2023 MiLB season is coming to a close, and we cap it off with the final Boston Red Sox prospect watch of the year.
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Red Sox Single-A (Salem)

The Salem Red Sox had a weird final week of the season. The last two games of their season were canceled due to weather. Despite that, we still got to see some players finish their 2023 campaigns on a strong note.

Johanfran Garcia hit a double in the final game of the season, but the game was rained out before they could get through five innings, so it didn't count. It counts in my heart, though. The right-handed hitting catcher slashed .203/.279/.305 with three doubles (should be four) and a home run. He drove in five runs, scored eight more, and stole three bases. Garcia was coming along nicely and has positioned himself as one of the most exciting prospects for next season.

Jhostynxon Garcia put up some stats that didn't count (including a steal), just like his younger brother. The right-handed hitting outfielder slashed .230/.329/.374 with 14 doubles, six triples, and four home runs. He drove in 24 runs, scored 46 more, and stole nine bases (should be 10). Garcia also possesses a fantastic glove and good arm strength in the outfield.

Albertson Asigen finished the year strong and deserves more credit for what he's been able to do this season. The right-handed hitting outfielder slashed .318/.436/.434 with five doubles, two triples, and two home runs in Single-A. He drove in 12 runs, scored 22 more, and stole 13 bases in 42 games. Salem's ballpark claimed a lot of victims this year, but Asigen wouldn't stop raking.

Natanael Yuten had a big three-hit and two-steal game this week. The left-handed hitting outfielder slashed .197/.240/.239 with one double and one triple in Single-A. He drove in five runs, scored 13 more, and stole two bases in 18 games.

Johnfrank Salazar slashed .228/.307/.374 with three doubles and five home runs in Single-A. The right-handed hitting infielder drove in 17 runs and scored 13 more.

Albert Feliz finished the year slashing .242/.315/.407 with 17 doubles, one triple, and 10 home runs. The right-handed hitting first baseman drove in 45 runs and scored 39 more. A fantastic second half pushed Feliz's overall numbers to a solid place.

Yorberto Mejicano was Salem's most consistent hitter all year long. The right-handed hitting catcher/first baseman slashed .268/.350/.412 with nine doubles, two triples, and five home runs. He drove in 25 runs, scored 34 more, and stole six bases in 61 games.

Marvin Alcantara finished his season with a six-game hitting streak. The right-handed hitting shortstop slashed .203/.277/.257 with one double and one home run in Single-A. Alcantara drove in seven runs, scored nine more, and stole six bases in 21 games.

Antonio Anderson picked up at least one hit in each of his last two games. The switch-hitting third baseman slashed .185/.214/.222 with one double in Single-A. He drove in one run and scored two more in seven games.

Luis De La Rosa didn't allow any earned runs over two innings in his lone appearance this week. The right-handed pitcher finished with a 2.94 ERA, .208 BAA, and 1.32 WHIP in 70 1/3 innings. He struck out 88 batters compared to 40 walks.

Elvis Soto looked brilliant this week. The righty allowed no runs on one hit over four innings of work. He struck out six batters compared to one walk. Soto finished with a 4.88 ERA, .264 BAA, and 1.42 WHIP in Single-A. He struck out 25 batters compared to 10 walks in 24 innings.

Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz tossed a scoreless inning this week. The right-hander posted a 2.60 ERA, .219 BAA, and 1.27 WHIP in 55 1/3 innings. He struck out 51 batters compared to 27 walks.

Garrett Ramsey allowed no runs on two hits and one walk in three innings this week. The righty finished with a 3.00 ERA, .222 BAA, and 1.44 WHIP in Single-A. He struck out eight batters compared to five walks in nine innings.

Zach Fogell didn't allow a hit or an earned run in his 1 2/3 innings this week. The left-handed pitcher had a 0.00 ERA, .083 BAA, and 0.55 WHIP in 3 2/3 innings for Single-A. He struck out three batters and walked one.