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

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Red Sox High-A (Greenville)

Luis Ravelo might see a big jump in hype this season now that he's not hitting in Salem's Alcatraz of a ballpark. The switch-hitting shortstop is slashing .267/.267/.600 with four doubles and two home runs. He's driven in four runs and scored two more. Ravelo showed power potential last season and looks poised to break out in 2024.

Caden Rose likes to hit home runs. The right-handed hitting outfielder is 4-for-19 but already has two home runs. He's driven in three runs and scored two more. Rose was a seventh-round pick in the 2024 MLB Draft.

Bryan Gonzalez is a known baseball destroyer, and he's up to his old tricks early in 2024. The right-handed hitting outfielder/first baseman is slashing .261/.320/.696 with one double and three home runs. He's driven in eight runs and scored four more. Gonzalez struggles with strikeouts (10), but when he makes contact, he makes hard contact.

Ahbram Liendo was a favorite of mine in Single-A last year, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him start 2024 in High-A. The switch-hitting infielder is slashing .280/.308/.360 with one triple. He's driven in two runs and stolen four bases.

As mentioned earlier, Cutter Coffey and Blaze Jordan are having a competition to see who has the worst luck at the plate to start 2024. Coffey is slashing .158/.273/.211 with one double. The right-handed hitting infielder has driven in one run, scored five more, and stolen two bases. Coffey was robbed of two hits in a row a few days ago, just to make it clear how unlucky he's been.

Kristian Campbell is slashing .200/.333/.440 with three doubles and one home run. The right-handed hitting outfielder/second baseman has driven in three runs, scored three more, and stolen one base. Campbell had a fantastic run in the playoffs for Greenville last year and already has a mammoth home run in 2024.

Ronald Rosario is off to a hot start in 2024. The right-handed hitting catcher is slashing .300/.300/.367 with two doubles. He's driven in four runs and scored two more.

Allan Castro is just 2-for-21 (.095) to start the year. The switch-hitting outfielder does have a double and a triple, though. He's also drawn nine walks to post a .367 OBP. Castro has one RBI, four runs scored, and two steals.

Juan Chacon is up in High-A after an injury ended his season in Single-A early last year. The right-handed hitting outfielder is slashing .227/.292/.318 with one triple. He's scored two runs and stolen two bases.

Eduardo Lopez is slashing .235/.350/.294 with one double. The switch-hitting outfielder/first baseman has scored two runs and stolen one base. Lopez was underrated last season and is off to a solid start in 2024.

Miguel Ugueto is slashing .333/.400/.333. The right-handed hitting outfielder has scored two runs and stolen two bases. He's picking up where he left off in June of last year before an injury ended his season.

Connelly Early has been lights out to begin his season. The 2023 fifth-round draft pick has made two starts, combining for nine innings. He's allowed one run on four hits over those two outings. The left-handed pitcher has walked two batters compared to 13 strikeouts.

Luis Perales didn't have the cleanest beginning to his season. The second start was an improvement from the first, though. So that's a positive. It's also important to remember that, like Wikelman Gonzalez, Perales struggled at the beginning of last year. The righty has allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over five innings. However, he's only walked two batters compared to seven strikeouts.

David Sandlin's first start in the Boston Red Sox organization was a mixed bag. The right-handed pitcher allowed four runs (three earned) on four over 2 2/3 innings. Sandlin walked two batters but also struck out five. He cruised through the first two innings, but the defense did him no favors in the third.

Hayden Mullins has made two starts in 2024. The lefty has allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. He's struck out seven batters compared to six walks and has yet to surrender a home run.

Jonathan Brand has been ridiculous to begin 2024. The right-handed reliever has made four appearances out of the bullpen. He's yet to allow a run on two hits. Brand has 10 strikeouts compared to no walks in 7 1/3 innings. He's picked up a hold and a save.

Cooper Adams has been nearly as ridiculous as Brand. The righty has allowed zero runs on one hit over two appearances. He's struck out seven runs on two walks in seven innings.

Caleb Bolden is competing with Brand and Adams. The right-handed reliever has thrown 6 1/3 shutout innings this season. He's struck out 10 batters compared to five walks (and two hits) over four appearances. Bolden's 2-0 with a save.