5 Boston Red Sox prospects to watch for the Greenville Drive

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Boston Red Sox High-A utility prospect Eddinson Paulino

Eddinson Paulino made his Low-A debut in 2022 and wasted zero time making a name for himself. The Boston Red Sox prospect spent time all over the field.

He appeared at second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and center field. Not only did he get reps at all those positions, but he showed off great defense everywhere.

Meanwhile, Paulino was a tank offensively. The left-handed hitter slashed .266/.359/.469 with 35 doubles, 10 triples, and 13 home runs in Low-A. He drove in 66 runs, scored 96 runs, stole 27 bases, and drew 64 walks in 114 games.

Listed at 5-foot-10, 155 pounds, Paulino isn't a big body. That makes the power all that much more impressive, though. He gets on base at a great clip and has plenty of pop in his bat. His phenomenal speed and strong defense at multiple positions raise his stock even more.

Paulino is sort of in the same boat that Ceddanne Rafaela was in the year prior. He's coming off a breakout campaign in Low-A and now has a chance to really get mainstream attention starting the year in High-A.

The only difference is that Paulino's already getting love in the prospect rankings. And I definitely wouldn't bet against him to capitalize on last season's success with a massive 2023.

Eddinson Paulino is one of the more exciting prospects in the Boston Red Sox system. He has a smooth swing and loves to show off his swagger after taking a pitcher deep. It's simply just fun to watch Paulino play baseball.