Pink Sox reportedly promote 2 of their prime prospects to Double-A Portland

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Kyle Teel has solely performed 17 complete video games within the minor leagues earlier than incomes a call-up to Portland.

Boston Red Sox newly signed first round draft pick catcher Kyle Teel at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets on July 21, 2023 Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Kyle Teel has impressed throughout his restricted time within the Pink Sox farm system. Barry Chin/Globe Employees

The Pink Sox’ prime prospect Marcelo Mayer is presently holding court docket with the Double-A Portland Sea Canine this summer time.

However the five-tool shortstop (and’s No. 11 prospect in all of baseball) is reportedly going to have some firm up in Maine over the ultimate weeks of the common season. 

In accordance with, the Pink Sox promoted each 19-year-old outfielder Roman Anthony and 2023 first-round choose Kyle Teel to the Sea Canine on Monday, with the 2 sluggers getting an early head-start on Double-A contest after crushing opponents down in Excessive-A ball. 

Even with simply 12 video games left on the Sea Canine’ regular-season schedule, each Anthony and Teel had little left to show with the Greenville Drive this summer time.

Anthony — tabbed by because the No. 36 prospect in baseball — has been the breakout star in Boston’s farm system this season.

The facility-hitting outfielder, drafted by Boston within the second spherical of the 2022 MLB Draft out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Florida, has been on a tear with Excessive-A Greenville.

As soon as thought to be a comparatively uncooked prospect who didn’t land on many nationwide prospect rankings this spring, Anthony has been one of many prime risers throughout the minor leagues.

Throughout their midseason rankings replace, Baseball Prospectus even tabbed Anthony because the No. 9 prospect in baseball, even forward of Mayer (No. 10).

Regardless of batting .228 with only one residence run and 18 RBI over 42 video games with Low-A Salem, Anthony’s exit velocity and bat velocity provided up hope that his manufacturing on the plate was set to surge.

All it took was a promotion as much as Greenville to see these outcomes play out. Because the youngest participant in Excessive-A ball, Anthony batted .294 with a .412 on-base share, .981 OPS, 12 homers, 38 RBIs and 41 runs over 54 video games.

He nonetheless has loads of room to develop, however Anthony’s pop on the plate ought to see him proceed to claim himself as a high-ceiling prospect in 2024 as an everyday with Portland.

Teel, drafted by Boston again in July with the 14th general choose within the 2023 MLB Draft, has yielded spectacular returns throughout his brief time within the minor leagues.

Tabbed as a refined, athletic catching prospect with a excessive contract charge and plus defensive expertise, Teel hasn’t missed a step after batting .407 with 13 residence runs and 69 RBI as a junior at Virginia.

After enjoying simply three video games with the Florida Advanced League in early August, Teel leapfrogged low-A Salem and went proper to Greenville. In simply 14 video games with the Drive, Teel batted .377 with .938 OPS, 4 doubles, 9 RBI and 10 runs scored whereas throwing out 31 p.c of base stealers.

Mayer, who’s presently on the IL, joined Portland again in late Could, whereas second baseman Nick Yorke (Boston’s No. 6 prospect, per, is within the midst of a bounce-back season with 13 residence runs and 61 RBI over 101 video games with the Sea Canine.