Five Red Sox Prospects Named to MLB Top 100 Prospects

Red Sox Prospects

The MLB Top 100 Prospects was released, and the Boston Red Sox have four names returning to the list, but a new name has cracked the Top 100. SS Marcelo Mayer stays in the top ten and is ranked third overall. OF/SS Ceddanne Rafaela ranks 82nd, 2B Nick Yorke ranks 86th, OF Miguel Blais is 87th, and OF Roman Anthony cracks the list at 100th.

Prospects 2023 Season by the Numbers

All stats are before Sunday’s game

Marcelo Mayer by the numbers

Mayer
Dan Secatore

Mayer started the season with the Red Sox High A affiliate the Greenville Drive, then was called up to the AA Portland SeaDogs. He has played 66 games this season with a slash line of .242/.314/.458 and a .773 OPS. He has 38 runs scored, 16 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 52 RBI, and nine stolen bases. He has struggled a little at Portland, having played in 31 games, scoring 15 runs, five doubles, six home runs, 18 RBI, and four stolen bases. His slash line at Portland is .185/.252/.378 and a .630 OPS.

Ceddanne Rafaela by the numbers

Ceddannee Rafaela
(Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox)

Rafaela started the season in AA with the Portland SeaDogs and then got called up to the AAA Worcester Red Sox. He has played in 97 games this season, posting a slash line of .287/.327/.457 with a .784 OPS. He has 50 runs scored, 21 doubles, ten home runs, 44 RBI, and 31 stolen bases. Since being called up to AAA Worcester, he has played in 13 games with ten runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, seven RBI, and one stolen base; he has a slash line of .255/.305/.527 and a .832 ops.

Nick Yorke by the numbers

Yorke
Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Yorke has played the whole season with the Red Sox AA affiliate, the Portland SeaDogs. He has played in 71 games with 50 runs scored, 13 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 38 RBI, and six stolen bases. His slash line is .275/.358/.451 and a .809 OPS.

Miguel Bleis by the numbers

Miguel Bleis
(Picture of Miguel Bleis: Bryan Green/Flickr)

Bleis suffered an injury earlier this season and is out for the year but still makes his way on the list of top prospects. Before his injury, he played with the Red Sox A-level affiliate, the Salem Red Sox. He played in 31 games with a slash line of .230/.282/.325 and a .607 OPS. He had 18 runs scored, three doubles, three triples, one home run, 16 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.

Roman Anthony by the numbers

Roman Anthony
via Salem Red Sox

Anthony cracks the top 100, having played for two teams this season; he started the year with the Red Sox A-level affiliate, the Salem Red Sox, before being called up to High-A to play with the Greenville Drive. He’s played 60 games this season with a slash line of .267/.413/.475 and a .888 OPS. He has 46 runs scored, 15 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 36 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Since being called to Greenville, he has played in 18 games, scoring 19 runs, six doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 18 RBI, and one stolen base. His slash line with the Drive is .365/.506/.873 with a 1.379 OPS.

CJ

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