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2022 Boston Red Sox Top MLB Prospects

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The Red Sox farm system took a step forward in 2021, bolstered by one of the top prospects in last year's draft class (Marcelo Mayer) and a pair of encouraging seasons from top 2020 picks (Nick Yorke, Blaze Jordan). Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Boston's system entering 2022.

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Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Christian Vazquez (34)
First Base: Triston Casas (25)
Second Base: Xander Bogaerts (32)
Third Base: Rafael Devers (28)
Shortstop: Marcelo Mayer (22)
Left Field: Nick Yorke (23)
Center Field: Jarren Duran (28)
Right Field: Alex Verdugo (29)
Designated Hitter: Bobby Dalbec (30)

No. 1 Starter: Nathan Eovaldi (35)
No. 2 Starter: Chris Sale (36)
No. 3 Starter: Garrett Whitlock (29)
No. 4 Starter: Brayan Bello (26)
No. 5 Starter: Tanner Houck (29)
Closer: Bryan Mata (26)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Boston's Top 10, click here.


Best Hitter for Average: Nick Yorke
Best Power Hitter: Blaze Jordan
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Nick Yorke
Fastest Baserunner: Jarren Duran
Best Athlete: Gilberto Jimenez
Best Fastball: Brandon Walter
Best Curveball: Jay Groome
Best Slider: Bryan Mata
Best Changeup: Brayan Bello
Best Control: Connor Seabold
Best Defensive Catcher: Connor Wong
Best Defensive Infielder: Marcelo Mayer
Best Infield Arm: Marcelo Mayer
Best Defensive Outfielder: Ceddanne Rafaela
Best Outfield Arm: Gilberto Jimenez


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