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2023 Boston Red Sox Top MLB Prospects

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The Red Sox system features a pair of first round hitters who've blossomed in pro ball and an exciting outfielder who took a huge step forward in 2022 to announce himself as one of the best prospects in the sport. Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Boston's system entering 2023.

Alex Speier hosted a chat regarding the Red Sox system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Connor Wong (30)
First Base: Triston Casas (26)
Second Base: Trevor Story (33)
Third Base: Rafael Devers (29)
Shortstop: Marcelo Mayer (23)
Left Field: Masataka Yoshida (33)
Center Field: Ceddanne Rafaela (25)
Right Field: Miguel Bleis (22)
Designated Hitter: Nick Yorke (24)

No. 1 Starter: Brayan Bello (27)
No. 2 Starter: Garrett Whitlock (30)
No. 3 Starter: Brandon Walter (29)
No. 4 Starter: Bryan Mata (27)
No. 5 Starter: Wilkelman Gonzalez (24)
Closer: Tanner Houck (30)

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: Niko Kavadas
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Triston Casas
Fastest Baserunner: David Hamilton
Best Athlete: Miguel Bleis
Best Fastball: Luis Perales
Best Curveball: Ryan Fernandez
Best Slider: Brandon Walter
Best Changeup: Zack Kelly
Best Control: Brandon Walter
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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