Baseball America unveiled its extremely anticipated preseason Top 100 Prospects record on Wednesday morning, and 4 Red Sox prospects made the lower.
Shortstop Marcelo Mayer (No. 14), outfielder Roman Anthony (No. 21), catcher Kyle Teel (No. 62) and infielder/outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela (No. 94) every made the record.
Mayer moved up one spot from final summer time’s in-season rankings, Anthony moved down two spots from No. 19, and Teel made a giant leap, transferring 23 spots up after debuting at No. 85.
Rafaela re-entered the Top 100 after beforehand falling out, and outfielder Miguel Bleis fell off the record after lacking most of 2023 with a shoulder harm.
Mayer moved up on the record regardless of a disappointing 2023 that was derailed by a lingering shoulder harm. Baseball America acknowledged these setbacks whereas noting that he was nonetheless capable of present how polished he’s defensively.
Anthony kind of held regular because of his dominant efficiency in High-A and his late-season promotion to Double-A at 19 years previous, and evaluators have been significantly excessive on Teel, who was drafted No. 14 general final July and made an instantaneous impression upon his arrival within the minors.
“One of the more buzzworthy names this offseason, Teel could continue to climb the list throughout the season,” Baseball America wrote. “Teel has a chance to develop into an all-star behind the plate with strong contributions on both sides of the ball.”
Mayer, Anthony and Teel are presently in Boston collaborating within the Red Sox Rookie Development Program, and Rafaela will be part of them in Springfield to take part in Red Sox Winter Weekend.
In addition to the 4 who made the Top 100, Baseball America mentioned outfielders Wilyer Abreu and Bleis, shortstop Yoeilin Cespedes and pitchers Wikelman Gonzalez and Richard Fitts every obtained at the very least one vote for Top 100 from their prospect staff.