Thursday, August 2, 2018

Prospects1500: Red Sox Now Have Zero "Tier One" Prospects In Organization

According to the authoritative website Prospects1500, at mid-season, the Red Sox now have no "tier one" prospects in their organization. The site defines "tier one" as: "players with high expectations of both making the majors and playing at an All-Star level for a number of years." Bummer! Since the beginning of the 2018 season, Boston has traded away the following Top 50 prospects in their system: Jalen Beeks, Lorenzo Cedrola, Williams Jerez, Ty Buttrey, Santiago Espinal, Bryce Brentz. The organization does have six "tier two" players: Michael Chavis (3B), Bryan Mata (RHP), Mike Shawaryn (RHP), Tanner Houck (RHP), Jay Groome (LHP), Triston Casas (1B/3B). 'Tier Two' players are defined as those who have: " above average expectation of making the majors and being a solid contributor." Not a pretty sight for a once-rich farm system.