Boston Red Sox Prospects: Miguel Bleis has big Opening Day for Salem
By Hunter Noll
April 6 was Opening Day for Double-A, High-A, and Low-A. That means we're officially in full swing for the 2023 Boston Red Sox MiLB season. Lucky for us, we saw some big games right out of the gate.
Phillip Sikes made a strong first impression with a home run and a steal in Double-A. Nick Yorke drew three walks, while Christian Koss (one stolen base) and Tyler McDonough (one homer) picked up two hits each.
Chase Meidroth had a perfect day at the plate in High-A, going 3-for-3 with a walk. Meanwhile, Marcelo Mayer picked up an RBI triple.
Finally, we get to Low-A. Cutter Coffey walked three times, and Ahbram Liendo picked up a hit, two walks, and two steals. Allan Castro went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, and two RBI.
Those all classify as standout performances. There's one in particular that will be making the most headlines. Miguel Bleis entered the season as the most hyped-up prospect in the Boston Red Sox system in quite some time. Despite not even playing in Low-A yet, the outfielder had caught the imagination of the fanbase.
In his Low-A debut, Bleis did not disappoint. The right-handed hitter went 2-for-4 with one walk and one HBP. He roped a double, drove in two runs, scored two more, and stole one base. Bleis didn't contain his impact to the offensive end, though.
Playing in centerfield, Bleis showed off his arm strength with an absolute cannon to gun down a runner at third base.
The game was a perfect example of what everyone had been praising going into the year. Miguel Bleis does everything at a high level. The Boston Red Sox prospect has "superstar" written all over him. And in his first chance to show fans what he could do, he exceeded the lofty expectations.