Boston Red Sox prospect watch: The 2023 MiLB season has begun

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Red Sox Triple-A (Worcester)

Nathan Hickey doesn't care what level he's at. No matter what, he's going to mash. The left-handed hitting catcher is slashing .262/.354/.500 with one double and three home runs. He's driven in six runs and scored six more. Hickey's started four games as a catcher.

Chase Meidroth is just 5-for-30 to start his Triple-A career. However, he's unsurprisingly kept the OBP high thanks to 11 walks (compared to just five strikeouts). So, despite a .167 batting average, Meidorth holds a .395 OBP. He's driven in three runs, scored four more, and stolen three bases.

Niko Kavadas is slashing .231/.444/.500 with one double and two home runs. The left-handed hitting first baseman has driven in five runs and scored seven more. Kavadas is struggling against lefties (1-for-10) but crushing righties (5-for-16).

Nick Sogard is slashing .200/.286/.309 with three doubles and one home run. The switch-hitting utilityman has driven in 10 runs and scored seven more. Sogard's ability to play all over the field keeps him in the lineup, and that slash line will bump up soon enough.

Tyler McDonough was promoted to Triple-A due to injuries forcing Boston to bring up multiple players from Worcester. McDonough went 2-for-4 with two RBI in his first game at the level this year (he spent a little time there last year as well). The switch-hitting utilityman could earn a long-term spot at the level if he keeps it up.

Richard Fitts made his first two starts in the Red Sox system (and in Triple-A) this week. The right-handed starter has allowed three earned runs on 12 hits over 9 1/3 innings. He's struck out eight batters compared to two walks.

Grant Gambrell has already made three starts this season. The righty has allowed eight runs on 16 hits in 14 innings. He's struck out 15 batters compared to six walks. Gambrell has had a mixed bag of results this season, but his 2023 season gives reason to be excited.

Luis Guerrero has allowed two runs on one hit in four appearances out of the bullpen this season. The right-handed reliever has struck out five batters compared to two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Control was an issue for Guerrero at times last season, but he has yet to walk multiple people in a single outing this year.

Jorge Benitez is already looking like a fantastic addition to the organization. The lefty reliever has allowed one run on two hits over four appearances. In eight innings of work, he's struck out nine batters compared to four walks.