5 Boston Red Sox prospects to watch for the Greenville Drive

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Boston Red Sox High-A third base prospect Blaze Jordan

Fans were rightly excited when the Boston Red Sox snagged Blaze Jordan in the third round of the 2020 MLB draft. The high school prospect featured insane power and all types of potential.

Through two minor league seasons, Jordan's shown off that offensive talent. The home run totals aren't there, but don't let that fool you.

In 2022, the right-handed hitter posted a .289/.363/.445 slash line between Low-A and High-A. He smashed 30 doubles, three triples, and 12 home runs. Meanwhile, he drove in 68 runs, scored 60 more, and stole five bases in 120 games.

Despite just 12 home runs, Jordan was consistently hitting the ball hard. Playing for the Salem Red Sox for most of the season didn't help much, as the Low-A team has an unfriendly park for hitting home runs.

The fact that he maintained a good average (and even hit better in High-A) is a positive from the season. Everyone knew the power was there, but questions surrounding his ability to keep his average up were there. Jordan's knocked it out of the park in that area so far.

Defensively, Jordan isn't going to win any awards. He's not incompetent at third or first base, though, and does have a strong arm. So while he might be seen as a future DH, he can play the field without hurting the team.

Blaze Jordan is poised for a massive 2023. He'll be 20 for the entire season and already starting in High-A. The power should shine more in Greenville, and he has a lot of talent around him to give Jordan plenty of RBI opportunities.

The Boston Red Sox were happy to steal Jordan in the third round back in 2020. Now 2023 could be the year he turns himself into a serious prospect in the eyes of the national media. You won't want to miss him crushing baseball all year long.