2024 Prospect Rankings Thread

JM3

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SoSH Member
Dec 14, 2019
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This is the thread for posting prospect rankings & discussion thereof.

I'll kick it off with my newest list which apparently currently contains 274 Red Sox prospects. It's quite possible I missed something...it's been a long day. Going to feature some of the newer spreadsheet tabs on this list, but needless to say I still have all the old ones, too...

Rank Player Position Age Level Prev Rank SoxProspects CBO Height Handed 2023 Levels 2023 WRC/ERA
1​
Marcelo Mayer SS
21​
AA
1​
2​
Bloom 6'2 Left A+/AA 139/63
2​
Roman Anthony LF
19​
AA
2​
1​
Bloom 6'2 Left A/A+/AA 109/164/185
3​
Kyle Teel C
21​
AA
3​
3​
Bloom 6'1 Left FCL/A+/AA 246/166/167
4​
Miguel Bleis RF
19​
A
4​
5​
Bloom 6'0 Right A 71
5​
Ceddanne Rafaela CF
23​
MLB
5​
4​
Dombro 5'9 Right AA/AAA/MLB 109/140/74
6​
Luis Perales SP
20​
A+
6​
7​
Dombro 6'1 Right A/A+ 3.21/4.95
7​
Yordanny Monegro SP
21​
A
7​
20​
Bloom 6'4 Right FCL/A/A+ 1.20/2.43/1.80
8​
Yoeilin Cespedes SS
18​
DSL
8​
10​
Bloom 5'9 Right DSL 145
9​
Wikelman Gonzalez SP
21​
AA
9​
9​
Dombro 6'0 Right A+/AA 5.14/2.42
10​
Wilyer Abreu LF
24​
MLB
10​
8​
Bloom 5'10 Left AAA/MLB 130/135
11​
Nick Yorke 2B
21​
AA
11​
6​
Bloom 5'11 Right AA 116
12​
Richard Fitts SP
24​
AA N/A
11​
Breslow 6'3 Right AA 3.48
13​
Johanfran Garcia C
19​
A
12​
15​
Bloom 5'10 Right FCL/A 137/69
14​
Mikey Romero 2B
20​
A+
13​
18​
Bloom 5'11 Left FCL/A/A+ 93/71/-50
15​
Nazzan Zanetello SS
18​
A
14​
12​
Bloom 6'2 Right FCL/A 58/189
16​
Blaze Jordan 1B
21​
AA
15​
19​
Bloom 6'2 Right A+/AA 145/89
17​
Eddinson Paulino 2B
21​
A+
16​
17​
Dombro 5'10 Left A+ 108
18​
Allan Castro LF
20​
A+
17​
14​
Dombro 6'0 Both A/A+ 121/119
19​
Hunter Dobbins SP
24​
AA
18​
23​
Bloom 6'2 Right A+/AA 2.63/4.27
20​
Luis Guerrero RP
23​
AAA
19​
26​
Bloom 6'0 Right AA/AAA 1.81/7.71
21​
Chase Meidroth 3B
22​
AA
20​
13​
Bloom 5'9 Right A+/AA 173/119
22​
Justin Slaten RP
26​
MLB N/A
24​
Breslow 6'4 Right AA/AAA 3.16/1.08
23​
Kristian Campbell RF
21​
A+
23​
46​
Bloom 6'3 Right FCL/A+ 189/132
24​
Bryan Mata RP
24​
AAA
22​
28​
Dombro 6'3 Right AAA 6.33
25​
Franklin Arias SS
18​
DSL
25​
31​
Bloom 5'11 Right DSL 144
26​
Angel Bastardo SP
21​
AA
24​
27​
Dombro 6'1 Right A+/AA 4.62/5.06
27​
Antonio Anderson 3B
18​
A
28​
22​
Bloom 6'3 Right FCL/A 41/26
28​
Jedixson Paez SP
20​
A
26​
39​
Bloom 6'1 Right A 3.31
29​
Isaac Coffey SP
23​
AA
27​
45​
Bloom 6'1 Right A+/AA 2.83/3.92
30​
Nathan Hickey C
24​
AA
29​
16​
Bloom 5'11 Left A+/AA 163/127
31​
Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz SP
20​
A
30​
25​
Bloom 6'3 Right A 2.60
32​
Alex Hoppe RP
25​
AA
33​
29​
Bloom 6'1 Right A+/AA 3.93/4.50
33​
Brooks Brannon C
19​
A
31​
35​
Bloom 5'11 Right FCL/A 105/167
34​
Grant Gambrell SP
26​
AAA
32​
36​
Bloom 6'4 Right AA/AAA 3.42/1.69
35​
Zach Penrod SP
26​
A+
34​
38​
Bloom 6'2 Left A+ 2.18
36​
Dalton Rogers SP
23​
A+
35​
34​
Bloom 5'11 Left A/A+ 2.49/5.52
37​
Corey Rosier LF
24​
AAA
36​
51​
Bloom 5'10 Left AA/AAA 116/89
38​
Christopher Troye RP
25​
AA
37​
33​
Bloom 6'4 Right A+/AA 1.96/3.77
39​
Vladimir Asencio CF
17​
DSL N/A
40​
Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
40​
Natanael Yuten CF
19​
A
38​
43​
Bloom 6'0 Left FCL/A 131/40
41​
Helcris Olivarez RP
23​
TBD
42​
50​
Breslow 6'2 Left N/A N/A
42​
Cutter Coffey 3B
19​
A+
40​
37​
Bloom 6'1 Right A/A+ 102/28
43​
Starlyn Nunez 2B
18​
DSL
43​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Both DSL 129
44​
Noah Song SP
26​
A+
44​
N/A Dombro 6'4 Right A+ 4.15
45​
Justin Riemer SS
22​
TBD
49​
48​
Bloom 6'0 Right N/A N/A
46​
Gilberto Batista SP
19​
DSL
47​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 3.54
47​
Marvin Alcantara SS
19​
A
46​
30​
Bloom 5'10 Right FCL/A 82/58
48​
Brainer Bonaci 2B
21​
AA
52​
N/A Dombro 5'10 Both A+/AA 124/117
49​
Stephen Scott C
26​
AAA
45​
41​
Dombro 5'11 Left AA/AAA 127/99
50​
Noah Dean SP
22​
A
51​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Left A 6.29
51​
Luis De La Rosa SP
21​
A
52​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right A 2.94
52​
Fraymi De Leon SS
19​
FCL
54​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL/FCL 102/111
53​
Felix Cepeda RP
23​
A+
55​
47​
Dombro 6'3 Right A/A+ 3.03/1.33
54​
Andruw Musett C
18​
DSL
55​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 134
55​
Brandon Walter SP
27​
AAA
61​
32​
Dombro 6'2 Left AAA/MLB 4.60/6.26
56​
Matt Duffy SP
22​
A
60​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right FCL/A 0.00/13.50
57​
Luis Ravelo SS
20​
A
59​
44​
Bloom 6'1 Both A 81
58​
Hayden Mullins RP
23​
A
84​
60​
Bloom 6'0 Left FCL/A 3.37/7.36
59​
Brian Van Belle SP
27​
AAA
56​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right AA/AA 3.00/6.41
60​
Freili Encarnacion 3B
19​
FCL
62​
59​
Bloom 6'1 Right FCL 55
61​
Wyatt Olds SP
24​
AA
57​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL/AA 5.40/8.47
62​
Jose Martinez SP
19​
DSL
63​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 1.80
63​
David Hamilton 2B
26​
AAA
66​
21​
Bloom 5'10 Left AAA/MLB 103/25
64​
Justin Hagenman RP
27​
AAA
65​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right AAA 3.26
65​
Jhostynxon Garcia RF
21​
A
64​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Right A 102
66​
Jesus Garcia SP
18​
DSL
68​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 3.30
67​
Nicholas Judice SP
22​
TBD N/A
58​
Breslow 6'8 Right N/A N/A
68​
Tyler McDonough 2B
24​
AA
71​
42​
Bloom 5'8 Both AA/AAA 92/93
69​
A.J. Politi RP
27​
AAA
67​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right AAA 4.45
70​
Yosander Asencio RF
19​
DSL
70​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Both DSL 154
71​
Dalvinson Reyes SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'5 Right N/A N/A
72​
Matthew Lugo 3B
22​
AA
69​
54​
Dombro 6'1 Right AA 84
73​
Connelly Early SP
21​
A
77​
57​
Bloom 6'3 Left A 4.50
74​
Jonathan Brand RP
23​
A
72​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right A 3.29
75​
C.J. Liu SP
24​
AA
73​
55​
Romero 6'0 Right AA 5.35
76​
Carlos Carrasquel 3B
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'4 Right N/A N/A
77​
Wuilliams Rodriguez SP
18​
DSL
75​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right DSL 2.75
78​
Brendan Cellucci RP
25​
AA
78​
N/A Dombro 6'4 Left AA 5.29
79​
Ronald Rosario C
21​
A+
79​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right A/A+ 133/100
80​
Alex Binelas 1B
23​
AA
76​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Left AA 102
81​
Obed Balderas SP
17​
DSL
80​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right DSL 2.54
82​
Niko Kavadas 1B
25​
AAA
82​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Left AA/AAA 129/101
83​
Ryan Zeferjahn RP
25​
AA
81​
53​
Dombro 6'5 Right A/AA 0.00/5.02
84​
Elvis Soto SP
19​
A
87​
56​
Bloom 6'0 Right FCL/A 3.70/4.88
85​
Enderso Lira C
20​
A
85​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right A 59
86​
Gerardo Rodriguez C
18​
DSL
83​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 132
87​
Edwin Brito CF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
88​
Jorge Benitez RP
24​
AA N/A N/A Breslow 6'2 Left A+/AA 0.00/2.14
89​
Luis Cohen SP
20​
FCL
91​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL 3.46
90​
Albertson Asigen LF
22​
A
86​
N/A Romero 5'10 Right FCL/A 142/153
91​
Kleyver Salazar C
17​
DSL
92​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 104
92​
Nick Sogard 2B
26​
AAA
93​
52​
Bloom 6'1 Both AAA 97
93​
Reidis Sena RP
22​
A+
94​
47​
Dombro 5'10 Right A/A+ 1.20/6.14
94​
Phillip Sikes RF
24​
AA
90​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right AA 75
95​
Anderson Fermin CF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Both N/A N/A
96​
Frank German RP
26​
AAA
110​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right FCL/A/A+/AAA TL;DR
97​
Eduardo Lopez RF
21​
A+
96​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Both A+ 107
98​
Stijn Van Der Schaaf SP
19​
FCL
99​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Right FCL 4.42
99​
Nicolas De La Cruz RP
18​
DSL
98​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Left DSL 3.51
100​
Yoiber Ruiz 2B
18​
DSL
100​
N/A Bloom 5'7 Right DSL 97
101​
Juan Daniel Encarnacion SP
22​
A+
95​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right A+ 6.32
102​
Bryan Gonzalez LF
22​
A+
102​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right A+ 97
103​
Caleb Bolden RP
25​
A+
101​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right A/A+ 3.67/6.75
104​
Juan Chacon LF
21​
A
114​
N/A Dombro 6'1 Right A 102
105​
Max Carlson SP
22​
TBD
105​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right FCL 0.00
106​
Christian Koss 3B
26​
AAA
103​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right FCL/AA/AAA 99/70/56
107​
Juan Henriquez SP
17​
DSL
104​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 4.68
108​
Caden Rose CF
22​
TBD
111​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right N/A N/A
109​
Deybi Salcedo RP
19​
DSL
106​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 1.35
110​
Gilberto Jimenez LF
23​
A+
107​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Both FCL/A/A+ 195/64/63
111​
Alisson Del Orbe RP
22​
DSL
109​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right DSL 1.23
112​
Andy Lugo LF
19​
FCL
110​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right N/A N/A
113​
Schaider Rojas SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow ? Right N/A N/A
114​
Nelly Taylor CF
21​
TBD
117​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right N/A N/A
115​
Jacob Webb RP
24​
AA
112​
N/A Bloom 6'5 Right AA 5.03
116​
Tyler Miller 1B
24​
A+
115​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Left A+ 99
117​
Justin Gonzalez RF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'4 Right N/A N/A
118​
Diego Hernandez SP
19​
DSL
127​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right N/A N/A
119​
Dylan Spacke RP
25​
AA
124​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right AA 3.46
120​
Lyonell James 3B
21​
A
122​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right A 82
121​
Chansol Lee SP
18​
TBD
125​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right N/A N/A
122​
Francis Hernandez RP
22​
FCL
121​
N/A Romero 6'2 Right FCL 2.30
123​
Gabriel Jackson RP
22​
A+
119​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right A/A+ 3.05/6.14
124​
Tavano Baker CF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Left N/A N/A
125​
Luis Jerez SP
20​
DSL
123​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 3.21
126​
Theo Denlinger RP
27​
AAA
134​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right AA/AAA 4.70/6.89
127​
Ahbram Liendo 2B
20​
A
141​
N/A Bloom 5'8 Both A 99
128​
Jorge Rodriguez RP
23​
A+
120​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Left N/A N/A
129​
Armando Sierra 1B
20​
FCL
138​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right FCL 104
130​
Jeremy Wu-Yelland RP
24​
A+
129​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Left FCL 9.00
131​
Cade Feeney SP
22​
FCL
134​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL 0.00
132​
Juan Medina SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
133​
Albert Feliz 1B
21​
A
144​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right A 104
134​
Zach Bryant RP
25​
AA
230​
N/A Dombro 6'1 Right N/A N/A
135​
Ricardo Rodriguez SP
18​
DSL
128​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 4.15
136​
Nathan Landry RP
24​
A+
140​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Left A/A+ 0.00/7.54
137​
Kelvin Diaz CF
21​
FCL
142​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right FCL 100
138​
Nixson Cueche 3B
17​
DSL
126​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL 86
139​
Cristian Nunez SP
21​
A
133​
N/A Bloom 6'5 Right FCL/A 6.23/5.29
140​
Christopher Alvarado SS
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
141​
Willian Colmenares SP
19​
FCL
116​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL 5.40
142​
Darlyn De La Cruz RP
21​
FCL
137​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Right DSL/FCL 3.49/6.43
143​
Cristofher Paniagua RF
19​
DSL
139​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right DSL 106
144​
Tyler Uberstine SP
24​
A+
143​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right N/A N/A
145​
Karim Ayubi LF
20​
FCL
148​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Left FCL 112
146​
Jesus Lugo CF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Right N/A N/A
147​
Blake Wehunt SP
23​
FCL
145​
N/A Bloom 6'7 Right FCL 0.00
148​
Angel Pierre 2B
20​
FCL
146​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL 116
149​
Trennor O'Donnell SP
22​
FCL
147​
N/A Bloom 6'7 Right N/A N/A
150​
JoJo Ingrassia RP
21​
FCL
149​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Left N/A N/A
151​
Dalton Guthrie LF
28​
AAA N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right AAA/MLB 90/45
152​
Max Ferguson 2B
24​
A+
150​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Left A+/AAA 101/-64
153​
Adam Bates SP
18​
TBD
189​
N/A Romero 6'1 Right N/A N/A
154​
Joe Dunand 3B
28​
AAA N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Right AAA 111
155​
Stanley Tucker CF
21​
A
132​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right FCL/A 74/-16
156​
Mark Contreras LF
29​
AAA N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Left AAA 95
157​
Taylor Broadway RP
26​
AA
136​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right AA/AAA 0.00/6.34
158​
Kenyon Simmons SS
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Right N/A N/A
159​
CJ Weins RP
23​
FCL
151​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right FCL 0.00
160​
Luis Talavera RP
22​
A
152​
N/A Dombro 6'3 Right A 4.83
161​
Cam Booser RP
31​
AAA
153​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Left AAA 4.99
162​
Jhiancarlos Diaz SS
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Left N/A N/A
163​
Moises Semerite RF
17​
DSL
154​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 90
164​
Emanuel Reyna CF
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'3 Right N/A N/A
165​
Garrett Ramsey RP
24​
A
155​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right FCL/A 5.32/3.00
166​
Nathanael Cruz RP
21​
A
156​
N/A Dombro 6'2 Right A 5.14
167​
Frederik Jimenez C
19​
DSL
157​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Both DSL 101
168​
Isaac Stebens RP
22​
TBD
158​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right N/A N/A
169​
Elih Marrero C
26​
AA
159​
N/A Dombro 5'7 Both AA 121
170​
Ilan Fernandez SS
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Right N/A N/A
171​
Alvaro Mejias SP
20​
FCL
170​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right FCL 40.50
172​
Justim Soto SS
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Left N/A N/A
173​
Ovis Portes RP
19​
DSL
173​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Right DSL 12.46
174​
Jancel Santana 3B
18​
DSL
160​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Both DSL 77
175​
Rafi Montesino CF
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
176​
Ruben De La Cruz RP
19​
DSL
161​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 3.65
177​
Deundre Jones LF
20​
FCL
162​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Left FCL 92
178​
Trent Wilson SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Right N/A N/A
179​
Connor Butler RP
23​
A
163​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Left FCL/A 5.50/6.75
180​
Geiser Figueroa SP
17​
DSL
164​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Right DSL 4.68
181​
Raimundo De Los Santos LF
18​
DSL
165​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Both DSL 71
182​
Eybersson Polanco SP
20​
FCL
166​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right FCL 5.06
183​
Charlie Zink SP
18​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'4 Right N/A N/A
184​
Bryant Zayas SS
20​
FCL
168​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right FCL 64
185​
Wilfre Hernandez SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
186​
Zach Fogell RP
23​
TBD
169​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Left FCL/A 0.00/0.00
187​
Nick Decker LF
24​
A+
172​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Left A+ 105
188​
Daury Pena RP
19​
DSL
171​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 1.00
189​
Enddy Azocar OF
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'2 Right N/A N/A
190​
Cody Scroggins RP
27​
AA
180​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right A/AA 3.48/4.70
191​
Karson Simas 2B
22​
A+
175​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Right A/A+ 95/50
192​
Givian Sirvania OF
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'8 Right N/A N/A
193​
Argeny Sanchez SP
18​
DSL
184​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 7.20
194​
Juan Montero C
21​
A
183​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right A 93
195​
Efren Teran IF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Both N/A N/A
196​
Austin Ehrlicher RP
20​
FCL
187​
N/A Bloom 6'5 Right N/A N/A
197​
Yoandys Veraza SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
198​
Drew Ehrhard 2B
25​
A+
191​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right FCL 81
199​
Yander Bonaci SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Left N/A N/A
200​
Melvin Adón RP
29​
AAA N/A N/A Breslow 6'3 Right FCL/A/AAA 0.00/0.00/7.43
201​
Cooper Adams RP
23​
TBD N/A N/A Breslow 6'3 Right N/A N/A
202​
Yonfi Rodriguez RP
21​
FCL
176​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right FCL 3.54
203​
Avinson Pinto SS
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Both N/A N/A
204​
Franyer Noria SS
19​
DSL
178​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 76
205​
Jomar Fernandez SP
19​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
206​
Juan Valera RP
17​
DSL
193​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right DSL 5.93
207​
Alexander Alzi CF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
208​
Chase Shugart RP
27​
AAA
233​
N/A Dombro 5'10 Right AAA 8.22
209​
Dariel Morillo SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow ? Right N/A N/A
210​
Miguel Ugueto LF
21​
A+
179​
N/A Dombro 5'11 Right A+ 50
211​
Moises Bolivar SS
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Right N/A N/A
212​
Alexander Mambel C
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Right N/A N/A
213​
Dani Richar SP
18​
DSL N/A N/A Bloom ? Left N/A N/A
214​
Mark Kolozsvary C
28​
AAA N/A N/A Breslow 5'7 Right AA/AAA/MLB 78/50/-100
215​
Royman Blanco RP
22​
FCL
185​
N/A Dombro 6'1 Right FCL/A 3.86/8.59
216​
Abis Prado SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'3 Left N/A N/A
217​
Maceo Campbell RP
24​
A+
192​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right A+ 9.25
218​
Gilbel Galvan SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
219​
Jaret Godman RP
23​
A+
197​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right A+ 8.22
220​
Yahir Pena C
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'6 Right N/A N/A
221​
Smil Guzman SP
19​
FCL
203​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right N/A N/A
222​
Merlin Bido RP
17​
DSL
194​
N/A Romero 6'0 Right N/A N/A
223​
Mickey Gasper C
28​
AA N/A N/A Breslow 5'9 Right AA/AAA 129/47
224​
Wandy Abreu SP
21​
FCL
182​
N/A Bloom 6'4 Right FCL 4.76
225​
Jhoan Pegura OF
18​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'2 Right N/A N/A
226​
Josue Brito OF
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'0 Right N/A N/A
227​
Yodrian Beltre RP
18​
DSL
226​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right N/A N/A
228​
Daniel McElveny C
20​
A
199​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right FCL/A 31/94
229​
Luis Cabrera SP
17​
DSL
219​
N/A Breslow 6'2 Right N/A N/A
230​
Jordan DiValerio RP
26​
A+
210​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right A+ 5.08
231​
Jesus Travieoso SP
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
232​
Cesar Muzziotti SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Right N/A N/A
233​
Samuel Arroyo C
16​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
234​
Madinson Frias SP
18​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'2 Right N/A N/A
235​
Yohandry Gonzalez SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
236​
Angel Luis OF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'3 Left N/A N/A
237​
Denis Reguillo RP
20​
FCL
201​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right FCL 5.11
238​
Jhoan Solarte LF
17​
DSL
196​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL 44
239​
Robert Kwiatkowski RP
26​
A+
205​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right A+/AA 4.22/3.78
240​
Jeremy Pena SP
19​
DSL
223​
N/A Breslow 6'2 Right N/A N/A
241​
Matt Donlan C
24​
A+
212​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right A+/AA 74/103
242​
Justin Barry SP
17​
DSL
221​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right N/A N/A
243​
Yermain Ruiz RP
18​
DSL
222​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right N/A N/A
244​
William Reynoso RP
18​
DSL
225​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right N/A N/A
245​
Greider Colina RP
18​
DSL
237​
N/A Bloom 6'2 Right N/A N/A
246​
Jeison Payano RP
18​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow ? Right N/A N/A
247​
Yusniel Padron-Artiles SP
26​
AA
236​
N/A Dombro 6'0 Right N/A N/A
248​
EJ Darville IF
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Left N/A N/A
249​
Felix Belesario SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
250​
Miguel Rivera C
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Right N/A N/A
251​
Jorge Rodriguez C
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'10 Right N/A N/A
252​
Jose Golindano SP
17​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 5'11 Left N/A N/A
253​
Cristofer Soriano RP
21​
DSL
206​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 3.04
254​
Nathanael German 2B
18​
DSL
186​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right DSL 54
255​
Breilin Arredondo RP
18​
DSL
215​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL 5.14
256​
Gabriel Mavarez 2B
17​
DSL
216​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right DSL 63
257​
Diego Viloria C
20​
FCL
217​
N/A Dombro 5'10 Right FCL 100
258​
Brahian Rijo RP
17​
DSL
195​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL 10.70
259​
Yeferson Vargas RP
19​
DSL
198​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 6.09
260​
Yohander Linarez 2B
18​
DSL
209​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Both DSL 82
261​
Enrique Carta RP
20​
DSL
224​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Right DSL 3.48
262​
Enmanuel Martinez C
19​
FCL
202​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL/FCL 75/24
263​
Claudio Evangelista LF
18​
DSL
204​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Both DSL 70
264​
Luis Arredondo 3B
17​
DSL
208​
N/A Bloom 6'3 Right DSL 47
265​
Jhon Alcantara RP
18​
DSL N/A N/A Breslow 6'1 Right N/A N/A
266​
Liosward Marin C
17​
DSL
220​
N/A Bloom 5'10 Left DSL 34
267​
Chad Delancey LF
17​
DSL
227​
N/A Bloom 5'11 Right DSL -3
268​
Marcos Almanzar RP
17​
DSL
228​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 8.76
269​
Yoelvin Chirino RP
18​
DSL
229​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 7.15
270​
Oscar Sanchez RP
20​
DSL
234​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Left DSL 5.12
271​
Denison Sanchez RP
18​
DSL
235​
N/A Bloom 6'1 Right DSL 9.00
272​
Nate Tellier RP
25​
A+
239​
N/A Bloom 5'9 Right A+ 7.13
273​
Anger Romero C
18​
DSL
240​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL -3
274​
Aaron Liranzo RP
19​
DSL
241​
N/A Bloom 6'0 Right DSL 8.80


& no longer with the franchise since the last list...

Rank Player Position Birthday Age Level Prev Rank SoxProspects Acquired Year CBO Details Disposition
N/A Shane Drohan SP
1/7/99​
25​
AAA
21​
15​
Draft
2020​
Bloom 148th Pick Rule 5
N/A Ryan Fernandez RP
6/11/98​
25​
AAA
39​
31​
Draft
2018​
Dombro 700th Pick Rule 5
N/A Nick Robertson RP
7/16/98​
25​
MLB
41​
38​
Trade
2023​
Bloom Hernandez Trade
N/A Victor Santos RP
7/12/00​
23​
AAA
49​
N/A Trade
2021​
Bloom Chatham Trade
N/A Johnfrank Salazar 3B
8/5/03​
20​
A
50​
N/A IFA
2019​
Dombro
$400,000​
MiLB R5
N/A Andres Jimenez RP
1/4/05​
19​
DSL
74​
N/A IFA
2022​
Bloom
$10,000​
Released
N/A Alexis Hernandez LF
10/5/02​
21​
A
88​
N/A IFA
2019​
Dombro
$140,000​
MiLB R5
N/A Brock Bell RP
3/18/98​
25​
A+
89​
N/A Draft
2019​
Dombro 227th Pick MiLB R5
N/A Jose Ramirez SP
3/28/01​
22​
A
97​
N/A IFA
2018​
Dombro
$40,000​
MiLB R5
N/A Railin Perez RP
4/29/02​
21​
A
113​
N/A IFA
2018​
Dombro
$10,000​
MiLB R5
N/A Alex Erro C
6/11/98​
25​
AA
118​
N/A Draft
2019​
Dombro 527th Pick Retired
N/A Yizreel Burnet SP
1/15/04​
20​
FCL
130​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$125,000​
Released
N/A Ryan Fitzgerald UT
6/17/94​
29​
AAA
137​
N/A UFA
2018​
Dombro N/A MiLB R5
N/A Ryan Ammons RP
4/17/01​
22​
TBD
167​
N/A Draft
2023​
Bloom 298th Pick Trade
N/A Ali Ascanio RP
11/18/03​
20​
DSL
174​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$10,000​
Released
N/A Jesus Prado LF
10/22/05​
18​
DSL
177​
N/A IFA
2023​
Bloom
$10,000​
Released
N/A Simon Pacheco RP
6/14/02​
21​
FCL
180​
N/A IFA
2019​
Romero
$5,000​
Released
N/A Claudio Simon 2B
12/9/01​
22​
A
188​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$5,000​
Released
N/A Cesar Ruiz RP
6/4/03​
20​
FCL
190​
N/A IFA
2019​
Dombro
$200,000​
Released
N/A Alex Castillo LF
9/8/05​
18​
DSL
200​
N/A IFA
2023​
Bloom
$50,000​
Released
N/A Jean Carlos Reyes RP
12/17/03​
20​
DSL
207​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$195,000​
Released
N/A Albert Chalas CF
9/30/05​
18​
DSL
213​
N/A IFA
2023​
Bloom
$10,000​
Released
N/A Jose Liriano 1B
6/26/03​
20​
DSL
214​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$5,000​
Released
N/A Ryan Miller RP
3/28/96​
27​
AA
218​
N/A UFA
2022​
Bloom N/A MiLB R5
N/A Natanael Eusebio LF
7/2/05​
18​
DSL
231​
N/A IFA
2022​
Bloom
$10,000​
Released
N/A Michael Valera RP
2/12/99​
24​
A
232​
N/A IFA
2019​
Dombro
$7,000​
Released
N/A Jogly Garcia RP
2/23/03​
20​
FCL
233​
N/A IFA
2021​
Bloom
$20,000​
Released
N/A Emmanuel Polo RP
8/26/01​
22​
DSL
238​
N/A IFA
2023​
Bloom
$1,000​
Released
N/A Hanssel De Los Santos RP
9/19/04​
19​
DSL
242​
N/A IFA
2023​
Bloom
$1,000​
Released
 

mwonow

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Nice to see a few pitchers in your top 10. Were there any at the start of 2023?
 

BaseballJones

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I really want to see Rafaela and Bleis just explode this year. There's a lot of talent in the system. Let's hope a bunch of it pans out.
 

JM3

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Shit. I have plans today that just aren’t going to get done. Frickin’ Friday news dump.
Yeah, that's how I felt about my Thursday. Going to Disneyland Sunday to Friday & starting a new job the Monday after, so really the only time I had to catch up on this.

Man that’s comprehensive. Glad to have you back JM3 and look forward to reading your updates as the season goes on.
Comprehensive is a good word for it (hopefully). It's definitely not sharp at this point in the off season when so many of these people haven't played in the org.

Nice to see a few pitchers in your top 10. Were there any at the start of 2023?
I didn't start doing rankings until last July. This is my 1st real attempt at a list, but I wasn't taking it very seriously back then:

https://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?threads/minor-league-thread-2023.38618/page-15#post-5636049

Here's the Top 20 from that list of 93 with SP rankings in parens:

1) Mayer (1)
2) Perales (8)
3) Bleis (2)
4) Anthony (6)
5) YORDANNY (N/A)
6) Yorke (4)
7) Rafaela (3)
8) Wikelman (12)
9) Romero (7)
10) Guerrero (25)
11) Bonaci (17)
12) Blaze (16)
13) Drohan (5)
14) YOEILIN (41)
15) Meidroth (23)
16) JOHANFRAN (33)
17) Paulino (11)
18) Dobbins (N/A)
19) Valdez (10)
20) Mata (9)
Just wanted to note how far ahead of SP I was on guys like Yordanny, Yoely & Dobbins. The wheels of bureaucracy. But definitely was just vibes back then.

I really want to see Rafaela and Bleis just explode this year. There's a lot of talent in the system. Let's hope a bunch of it pans out.
Yeah, it's fun to follow. Hopefully the pitching development takes another step forward, too.

Mayer too. And the pitchers. Stay healthy, kids!
Yup, health is a wonderful thing.

You've never been much of a Meidroth fan, a guy who seems to be fairly divisive. You don't like his bat enough?
I just don't see him as really having carrying skills to be a plus MLB player. He has good contact skills, but I think he's a bit overrated due to his .442 BABIP in Greenville this year. He was fine for Portland (119 wRC+), but he's a fair amount older than guys like Blaze & I think he's somewhat capped physically.

I feel like his ceiling is probably weak side of a platoon (last year he had a .765 OPS against righties, .961 against lefties) or utility IF.
 

JM3

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Oh, & apparently I was in fact a Meidroth fan when I had him 15 & SP had him 23. I don't think my opinion on him has changed much since then. I've just gotten more excited about a few other guys, mostly as it relates to ceiling. Plus we've added Teel, Fitts & Nazzan.

2024 rankings day is better than 2024 truck day. Well done @JM3

Love the rankings. Pretty spot-on.
Thx! I'm just glad to have everything saved & ready to update as fun things happen lol

I made basically no changes to the top 20 other than adding Fitts, but tried to sharpen up some stuff lower. Most of the new DSL guys are ranked on how much $$$ they got + a small bit of vibes, so not very scientific.

Happy to hear from you/everyone about people you think should be higher/lower. I always meant for this to be a collaborative process.
 

JM3

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Nice to see a few pitchers in your top 10. Were there any at the start of 2023?
& to answer this a bit better, SoxProspects has their historical Top 30s archived:

https://soxprospects.com/history.htm

Here are all the pitchers on that list from last April...

5) Mata
8) Perales
9) Walter
13) Drohan
14) Wikelman
16) ERC
17) Murphy
25) Guerrero
27) Zack Kelly

Soooo...a lot has changed. Some other things that look kinda wild 10 months later...

12) Matthew Lugo
20) Niko Kavadas
21) Marvin Alcantara
28) Christian Koss
 

mwonow

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& to answer this a bit better, SoxProspects has their historical Top 30s archived:

https://soxprospects.com/history.htm

Here are all the pitchers on that list from last April...

5) Mata
8) Perales
9) Walter
13) Drohan
14) Wikelman
16) ERC
17) Murphy
25) Guerrero
27) Zack Kelly

Soooo...a lot has changed. Some other things that look kinda wild 10 months later...

12) Matthew Lugo
20) Niko Kavadas
21) Marvin Alcantara
28) Christian Koss
No wonder ownership wanted more pitching expertise in the FO. That list is some kind of combination of stalled development and a lack of deep quality.
 

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& to answer this a bit better, SoxProspects has their historical Top 30s archived:

https://soxprospects.com/history.htm

Here are all the pitchers on that list from last April...

5) Mata
8) Perales
9) Walter
13) Drohan
14) Wikelman
16) ERC
17) Murphy
25) Guerrero
27) Zack Kelly

Soooo...a lot has changed. Some other things that look kinda wild 10 months later...

12) Matthew Lugo
20) Niko Kavadas
21) Marvin Alcantara
28) Christian Koss
Poor Niko always was a long shot because he fields and runs like a brontosaurus. And for stretches in 2022 he flashed some bat hope. That all dissipated in 2023 with his contact skills.

As far as the 2024 rankings go, they really feel spot-on to me. I don't see anyone that's more than one spot different from where I would have them, at least in the top 60 or so. Beyond that, I'm taking everyone's word for it.
 

JM3

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Poor Niko always was a long shot because he fields and runs like a brontosaurus. And for stretches in 2022 he flashed some bat hope. That all dissipated in 2023 with his contact skills.
Who could have guessed a guy who struck out 40% of the time in AA in '22 would have contact issues?

It was only 100 PAs, but 40 k's is a lot, especially when you lack defense or baserunning value.
 

Jimbodandy

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Who could have guessed a guy who struck out 40% of the time in AA in '22 would have contact issues?
Ha! Yeah but everyone digs the long ball. It's the Bobby Dalbec, Wily Mo Pena, Franchy Cordero thing. Will they avoid making so many outs that those 470' bombs mean something? Niko was always a super long shot and needed to move that 40% in the good direction. Did not happen.
 

JM3

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2 26 year olds at A+ in the Top 50 seems odd. Or is it still possible Penrod and Song can be something? I know Song has special circumstances
Definitely unusual circumstances on both. We all know about Song & the military service & being bounced around. Watching him last year he seemed to be a poised, intelligent pitcher... who just seemed to lack proper buildup & consistency.

If his velo & command bounces back this Spring, he could easily start in Portland & be on the fast track to Worcester, & be a top 15-20 guy in the system.

What he was last year could also be the new normal & he could just get used to his new limitations & he could just be a top 75 org filler guy or pursue another career.

In terms of Penrod, he has had a crazy journey through Independent ball & arm injuries... but his stuff plays. Last year in Greenville he had a 2.18 ERA after showing up toward the end of the year, allowed 3 runs in 10 innings in the playoffs, picking up 2 wins, & then 1.29 in the Arizona Fall League, which is a pretty big step up in competition from High-A.

I think his most likely outcome, assuming health, is power lower leverage relief arm, with an upside for much more if he gets in the lab & they can tighten up a 3rd or even 4th pitch.

Interestingly enough, Penrod actually was much much better against righties last year than lefties (.447 OPS against righties, .852 against lefties).
 

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https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/39444467/2024-mlb-prospect-rankings-american-league-team-list#bos

Not sure if this is where we post other guys rankings, but here is the Top 34 from Kiley McDaniel at ESPN. Seems to be a bit higher on Nazzan and Blaze, and is not yet on the Yordanny train.
Here is fine/good. To add more context to this for non-subscribers (including myself), Nazzan is 7, Blaze is 8 & Yordanny is 23.

Personally I'm kind of fascinated by Arias at 15 & Brannon at 16.
 

E5 Yaz

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Loved this description of Rafaela: "Rafaela is one of the most fascinating prospects in the minors, a 5-foot-9 infielder/centerfielder from Curaçao who hits the ball harder than you’d expect from someone his size, plays some of the best centerfield defense anywhere in professional baseball, and might swing at a butterfly if it flew within 10 feet of him."
 

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Nice link, thanks for sharing.

I don't get the Romero love - seems like his main position is IR. Hopefully, he and Bleis get lots of time on the field this year.
Two years ago from right now, Mikey was asking someone to his high school prom.

While there, he was an elite prospect. Upon being drafted and signed, he hit immediately as an 18yo in Salem. Then 2023 injury bug happened (probably too many power cleans or whatever), and he had a down year. I suppose that one can choose to judge him based on his injury year, but he was one of the most advanced bats in his class. He's a contact machine middle infielder by pedigree. If he has another down year, then he'd be downgraded accordingly. Yorke bounced back nicely after an injury year.
 

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Two years ago from right now, Mikey was asking someone to his high school prom.

While there, he was an elite prospect. Upon being drafted and signed, he hit immediately as an 18yo in Salem. Then 2023 injury bug happened (probably too many power cleans or whatever), and he had a down year. I suppose that one can choose to judge him based on his injury year, but he was one of the most advanced bats in his class. He's a contact machine middle infielder by pedigree. If he has another down year, then he'd be downgraded accordingly. Yorke bounced back nicely after an injury year.
This is true. The thing is, too, that for most of these guys this is the first time that if they are at 80% health they aren't still 100% better than their competition (I hope that makes sense).

We saw it with Mayer, too, who honestly probably should have been shut down as soon as his shoulder injury happened last year. I get that at some point professional athletes are going to have to play through injuries, but I also kind of think that being careful with them when they are 20 years old makes more sense than having them fight through injuries and struggle.
 

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This is true. The thing is, too, that for most of these guys this is the first time that if they are at 80% health they aren't still 100% better than their competition (I hope that makes sense).

We saw it with Mayer, too, who honestly probably should have been shut down as soon as his shoulder injury happened last year. I get that at some point professional athletes are going to have to play through injuries, but I also kind of think that being careful with them when they are 20 years old makes more sense than having them fight through injuries and struggle.
Agreed 100%. Hope the new regime handles injuries differently.

Becoming a professional at 18/19yo, these guys start training slightly differently. I don't know about Mayer or Romero's injuries specifically, but you're playing a lot of games and hitting heavier weights. Those back, shoulder, and hammy things can drag on. Why mess with that? Make sure that they're getting the right instruction, PT, and rest.
 

Yelling At Clouds

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FG top 100 is out. The part that I imagine will generate the most discussion here is their relatively low ranking and general pessimism on Mayer:

The pandemic definitely made it more difficult to evaluate Mayer’s draft class, but it’s still pretty shocking that this particular player, who for so long seemed like a lock to be a slugging big league shortstop, has now had two years of scary underlying issues against secondary stuff. Even as he hit .286/.406/.504 at Low-A and .280/.371/.494 at High-A across his first 126 full-season games, all as a young-for-the-level hitter, Mayer has had pretty gnarly splits against offspeed and breaking pitches for the past two seasons. His offensive performance collapsed when he was promoted to Double-A Portland and he was shut down in early August with a left shoulder impingement and inflammation. Synergy Sports has Mayer slashing .154/.221/.269 against secondary pitches in 2023, but with a .795 OPS versus fastballs. While Marcelo’s hands are explosive and powerful, his front side is so upright and stiff through contact that it makes it tough for him to cover the bottom of the strike zone. He swings over the top of a ton of softer stuff in the strike zone. There are players who have remedied similar issues in recent years — such as Max Muncy and seemingly Spencer Torkelson — and the ceiling on Marcelo’s power output is huge if he can do so too.

Compounding things was a regression in his defense. Mayer was a bit boxier than the usual elite shortstop prospect, but his hands and actions were so skillful and polished that he seemed likely to play there despite middling range. Perhaps because his mobility was compromised from the general discomfort of a shoulder issue, Mayer’s range backed up in 2023. His footwork and actions are still very polished, but his range and arm were on the fringe. He may be able to play short if just one of those traits is an issue, but probably not both. Again, there are recent examples of players who have undergone a rapid physical transformation while still a prospect (be it Bo Bichette and Julio Rodríguez in a helpful way, Kevin Maitan in a seemingly detrimental way), and it feels like Mayer is perhaps at a fork in the road of this kind. Lefty-hitting shortstops with plus power are rare, and we want to signal some alarm here while still holding Mayer’s grade in a place that values his upside in the event that this stuff gets resolved. Because of the missing 2020 summer, we aren’t long from Mayer having been frustrating for a longer than he was good, and whether or not he looks much better out of the gate in Fort Myers is an important thing to monitor. We will probably have a quick hook here here if things don’t look good.
 

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The Sox on the FG list:
14) Roman Anthony
50) Ceddanne Rafaela
69) Marcelo Mayer
71) Miguel Bleis
80) Kyle Teel
 

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Mayer is 16th on ZiPs top 100. Yorke even made the back-end in the 80s. I feel like beyond the top 15-20 you could justifiably rank the rest of the top 100 (OK, maybe not hte 90+) anywhere else. Fangraphs (Longenhagen) has been down on Mayer for awhile now so not surprised at that write-up and appreciate the contrasting opinion.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/zips-2024-top-100-prospects/
 

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Mayer is 16th on ZiPs top 100. Yorke even made the back-end in the 80s. I feel like beyond the top 15-20 you could justifiably rank the rest of the top 100 (OK, maybe not hte 90+) anywhere else. Fangraphs (Longenhagen) has been down on Mayer for awhile now so not surprised at that write-up and appreciate the contrasting opinion.

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/zips-2024-top-100-prospects/
Interesting to see the Sox just out of the top spot for most top-100 prospects, but leading everyone in top 200 prospects. It supports the idea that there's good depth to the system. I'll also point out that outside of Tiederman in Toronto, there isn't an AL East pitching prospect in the top 25 in the sport. It will be very interesting to see if that's the case at the end of the year.
 

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The Sox on the FG list:
14) Roman Anthony
50) Ceddanne Rafaela
69) Marcelo Mayer
71) Miguel Bleis
80) Kyle Teel
The Red Sox have an FG league-leading 12 prospects in the Top 200 & 21 in the Top 500 (most is 24).

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Fangraphs is an outlier on Mayer, who is a top 20, everywhere else.

We want outliers... it means that folks aren't just crowdsourcing off each other, but that ranking is going to either look really smart or really strange, 12 months from now.
 

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Fangraphs is an outlier on Mayer, who is a top 20, everywhere else.

We want outliers... it means that folks aren't just crowdsourcing off each other, but that ranking is going to either look really smart or really strange, 12 months from now.
I think I'm conflating lists & don't know what I'm talking about this morning. Brain is still on vacation.
 
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The Red Sox have an FG league-leading 12 prospects in the Top 200 & 21 in the Top 500 (most is 24).

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There are two FG rankings, the top 100 (scouting) prospect ranking by Longenhagen and Taruskin and the (statistical) Zips ranking by Szymborski. The one I listed is their prospect rankings. The 12 of 200 is from the ZiPS ranking.

For completion the Sox ZiPS in the Top 100 are:
18) Marcelo Mayer
22) Roman Anthony
26) Ceddanne Rafaela
66) Kyle Teel
76) Nick Yorke

To put all the FG rankings in one post, the Top 100 scouting list was:
14) Roman Anthony
50) Ceddanne Rafaela
69) Marcelo Mayer
71) Miguel Bleis
80) Kyle Teel
 

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Fangraphs is an outlier on Mayer, who is a top 20, everywhere else.

We want outliers... it means that folks aren't just crowdsourcing off each other, but that ranking is going to either look really smart or really strange, 12 months from now.
FG has always been a bit lower on Mayer, though not this much. They really don't like the way his front side works at the plate and worry he will struggle at higher levels when breaking stuff separates itself from velo stuff a lot more. They also have never thought his defense was good enough to be a carrying tool, and so even when they were ranking him in the top 20, it was a full package kind of ranking, not a ranking based on one or two tools.

I am not surprised that his struggles last year caused him to drop quickly on their list, as I think they were kind of always looking for a way to justify being a true outlier on him. it is entirely possible that they aren't wrong.
 

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FG has always been a bit lower on Mayer, though not this much. They really don't like the way his front side works at the plate and worry he will struggle at higher levels when breaking stuff separates itself from velo stuff a lot more. They also have never thought his defense was good enough to be a carrying tool, and so even when they were ranking him in the top 20, it was a full package kind of ranking, not a ranking based on one or two tools.

I am not surprised that his struggles last year caused him to drop quickly on their list, as I think they were kind of always looking for a way to justify being a true outlier on him. it is entirely possible that they aren't wrong.
I think the main board kind of agrees, but won't admit it. There was a lot of "well if we have to trade a top-3 guy for pitching, it should be Mayer" earlier this winter. The downside risk feels much more significant than a year ago.
 

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I think the main board kind of agrees, but won't admit it. There was a lot of "well if we have to trade a top-3 guy for pitching, it should be Mayer" earlier this winter. The downside risk feels much more significant than a year ago.
Yeah, I am getting the same kind of vibes.

I am still very high on Mayer, but this feels like a big year for him. He was very good in A+ before getting hurt last year. I really think that whoever made the decision to not shut him down as soon as the injury occurred made a really, really big mistake.
 

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I think the main board kind of agrees, but won't admit it. There was a lot of "well if we have to trade a top-3 guy for pitching, it should be Mayer" earlier this winter. The downside risk feels much more significant than a year ago.
I think it’s more just recency bias and what have you done lately. Mayer and Yorke were seen as expendable, Anthony and Teel as untouchable. Am sure it will evolve a bit this year.
 

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I still consider Mayer as untouchable as Teel and Anthony, FWIW. Teams win championships based on cost controlled talent at any one of those positions, to potentially have that kind of cost controlled production from all three of them is just too tantalizing to think about.
 

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Where does Sandlin fit it to the list?
I had done a writeup on Sandlin in OPP in the Kenley post I never posted.

Prospects Live had him as the Royals #2 guy:

2. DAVID SANDLIN, RHP - 50 OFP

Age: 23 Highest Level: A+
2023 Pre-season Rank: 6 OFP: 50
Dynasty Prospect Rank: 263
[TH]Fastball[/TH] [TH]Curveball[/TH] [TH]Slider[/TH] [TH]Changeup[/TH] [TH]Command[/TH] [TH]Risk[/TH]
50 40 55 55 50 Mod

Report Sandlin is quite the find by the Royals' brass in the 11th round. He has an ideal starter's build, being well-proportioned and filled out. Sandlin releases the ball from a three-quarters arm slot and repeats his delivery well. He has a slight leg kick with a bit of drop and drive in his mechanics. His fastball is a solid mid-90s pitch that plays down a touch because of its generic shape. His fastball is relatively straight, but he has good command of it. His slider is a formidable weapon, showcasing impressive vertical drop. He is most effective when attempting to make right-handed batters chase it out of the zone. He will use the slider against left-handed batters to induce them to swing and miss. He occasionally showcases a curveball, but it is merely to gain strikes early in the count. His changeup is a vulcan-change or a split-change with more drop than tumble-and-fade. It is a real weapon for him to utilize early and late in counts to induce whiffs. It is a real weapon late in the count as well, especially when he goes fastball high, changeup low to move the batter's eye-level. Sandlin is able to spot all of his pitches accurately and has average command. The former Oklahoma Sooner is showing promise as a potential mid-rotation starter and was having a successful first full season in professional baseball before an undisclosed injury ended his season prematurely. - Rhys White
https://www.prospectslive.com/prospects-live/kansas-city-roylas-2024-top-30-prospect-list

I have to think more about a ranking, but it's almost definitely in that tier that ends with Fitts.
 

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Here's the Prospects1500 Top 50 Red Sox rankings (for some reason there are two 28s & no 30:

1) Roman
2) Mayer
3) Teel
4) C Note
5) Bleis
6) Yorke
7) Wikelman
8) Perales
9) Blaze
10) Abreu
11) Yoely
12) Fitts
13) Yordanny
14) Nazzan
15) Meidroth
16) Romero
17) Hickey
18) Bastardo
19) Slaten
20) Anderson
21) Mata
22) I Coffey
23) Blizzard
24) Paulino
25) Castro
26) Paez
27) Walter
28) Brannon
28) Murphy
29) Dalton
31) Campbell
32) Coffey
33) Johanfran
34) Niko
35) ERC
36) Dobbins
37) Lugo
38) Rosier
39) Batista
40) Guerrero
41) Starlyn
42) Arias
43) Troye
44) Alcantara
45) Campbell
46) Liu
47) Penrod
48) Riemer
49) McDonough
50) Judice

This is the 1st place (other than here) I've ever seen Starlyn Nunez get love.

https://www.prospects1500.com/top-50-lists/boston-red-sox-top-50-prospects-2024/
 

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That's not weirdly high on Starlyn @edhand ...

View: https://twitter.com/EdHand89/status/1758911348363116579

Did my top 10 catching prospects in the Red Sox system the other day. Here's my top 10 corner infield prospects. Meant to post this last night but was seeing a midnight showing of "The Room" and forgot.

10. Starlyn Nunez (DSL)
9. Armando Sierra (FCL)
8. Tyler Miller (A+)
7. Alex Binelas (AA)
6. Niko Kavadas (AAA)
5. Matthew Lugo (AA)
4. Nick Sogard (AAA)
3. Antonio Anderson (A)
2. Chase Meidroth (AA)
1. Blaze Jordan (AA)

There's a pretty significant drop off here. I'm weirdly high on Starlyn Nunez. He's a ways a way. Sierra is 1B only but the team really likes him from what I've heard and he hit quite well in DSL + FCL. Likely to be the regular 1B at Salem to start the season.
I have Starlyn 4th among those guys. Although I would have Cutter Coffey on that list just ahead of him as I don't really see Coffey sticking at SS.
 

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Here are Ed's MI rankings:

Middle infielders are a strength of the Red Sox farm system right now. I'm very high on Riemer. Romero's back injury makes him a tough one to gauge as those can linger for a long time and we just won't know how much until the season starts. Here is how they rank for me at this moment.

10. Luis Ravelo (A)
9. Franklin Arias (DSL)
8. Mikey Romero (A+)
7. Justin Riemer (A)
6. Tyler McDonough (AAA)
5. Eddinson Paulino (A+)
4. Nazzan Zanetello (A)
3. Yoeilin Cespedes (DSL)
2. Nick Yorke (AA)
1. Marcelo Mayer (AA)
View: https://twitter.com/EdHand89/status/1759010292598505638


The TMac ranking seems super aggressive & the Mikey shade is duly noted.

Here's mine:

1) Mayer
2) Yoely
3) Yorke
4) Mikey
5) Nazzan
6) Paulino
7) Arias
8) Riemer
9) Alcantara
10) Bonaci
11) Fraymi
12) Ravelo
13) Blizzard
14) TMac
15) Yoiber
16) Liendo
17) Alvarado
18) Pierre
19) Ferguson
20) Simmons
21) Diaz
22) Fernandez
 

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I decided to go with Sandlin #12 for now. Obviously not going to do a full update right now, but here's the Top 20:

Rank Player Position Birthday Age
1​
Marcelo Mayer SS
12/12/02​
21​
2​
Roman Anthony LF
5/13/04​
19​
3​
Kyle Teel C
2/15/02​
22​
4​
Miguel Bleis RF
3/1/04​
19​
5​
Ceddanne Rafaela CF
9/18/00​
23​
6​
Luis Perales SP
4/14/03​
20​
7​
Yordanny Monegro SP
10/14/02​
21​
8​
Yoeilin Cespedes SS
9/8/05​
18​
9​
Wikelman Gonzalez SP
3/25/02​
21​
10​
Wilyer Abreu LF
6/24/99​
24​
11​
Nick Yorke 2B
4/2/02​
21​
12​
David Sandlin SP
2/21/01​
22​
13​
Richard Fitts SP
12/17/99​
24​
14​
Johanfran Garcia C
12/8/04​
19​
15​
Mikey Romero 2B
1/12/04​
20​
16​
Nazzan Zanetello SS
5/25/05​
18​
17​
Blaze Jordan 1B
12/19/02​
21​
18​
Eddinson Paulino 2B
7/2/02​
21​
19​
Allan Castro LF
5/24/03​
20​
20​
Hunter Dobbins SP
8/30/99​
24​
 

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Catcher prospects comparison...

View: https://twitter.com/EdHand89/status/1758300439068459274


Yesterday I did my top 20 prospects overall in the Red Sox organization. For tonight, here are my top 10 catcher prospects. Once again, these rankings are mine and mine alone and have nothing to do with those of any websites I may or may not be affiliated with.

10. Daniel McElveny (A)
9. Elih Marrero (AA)
8. Mickey Gaspar (AAA)
7. Enderso Lira (A)
6. Ronald Rosario (A+)
5. Brooks Brannon (A)
4. Stephen Scott (AAA)
3. Nathan Hickey (AA)
2. Johanfran Garcia (A)
1. Kyle Teel (AA)

Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the replies.
1) Teel
2) Johanfran
3) Hickey
4) Brannon
5) Scott
6) Musett
7) Rosario
8) Lira
9) GRod
10) Kleyver
11) Jimenez
12) Marrero
13) Montero
14) Mambel
15) Kolozsvary
16) Pena
17) Gasper
18) McElveny
19) Arroyo
20) Donlan
21) Rivera
22) JRod
23) Viloria
24) Martinez
25) Marin
26) Anger

So mostly agree, except I think Ed is sleeping hard on last year's DSL guys.
 
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