Friday, December 14, 2018

Prospects1500: Sox Have Just One Prospect In Top 100—3B Michael Chavis

According to a December ranking by the website Prospects1500, the Red Sox have just one player in the Top 100—3B Michael Chavis. It's analyses like these that bring home the reality of how bad the Boston farm system has become. Even if Dave Dombrowski wanted to land a big name player in a trade—there's nothing below the major-league roster to tempt anyone. Sure we got quality players in return on most deals—like Chris Sale—but our scouting and development operation had better re-stock the farm pretty quickly before the current championship window begins to close in a few years. The 23-year-old Chavis is projected to become a 25-HR hitter—with a plus arm at the Hot Corner. However, his overall defense is iffy—so he might eventually translate to a corner outfielder or a first-baseman. In any event, he's pretty much the only elite prospect we've got—and he's ranked at #74 on this Top 100 list. Yikes!