Here's the Red Sox's Spring Breakout roster

March 7th, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Marcelo Mayer, Roman Anthony and Kyle Teel are the big three of the Red Sox’s farm system and they are ranked in that order in MLB Pipeline’s preseason team Top 30 prospects.

Already, the trio has developed a close bond, one in which they push each other in their shared pursuit of earning a ticket to Fenway Park to play for the Red Sox.

On March 16, as part of MLB’s inaugural Spring Breakout event, the much-touted trio will have a chance to suit up together in a home game on the main diamond of JetBlue Park against the top prospects of the Atlanta Braves.

Playing on a field that has replica dimensions of Fenway Park, Mayer, Anthony and Teel will be able to visualize their futures.

In this showcase event, Mayer will get a chance to demonstrate he is healthy again after his performance was impacted and his playing time was reduced last season by a left shoulder impingement.

“Marcelo is great,” said Red Sox director of player development Brian Abraham. “He’s doing well and working hard and we’re excited for a healthy year.”

Anthony, the 19-year-old center fielder who has roared through the farm system since he was selected out of high school in the 2022 Draft, will get a chance to show off his expansive array of skills.

Then there is Teel, the catcher with an impressive combination of offense and defense who could become Boston’s best catcher since Jason Varitek if his career pans out as some scouts project.

Look for Mayer, Teel and Anthony to be in the same lineup at Double-A Portland when the Minor League season starts.

But their chance to play on a bigger stage on March 16 is one that excites them.

“It should be fun,” said Anthony. “It should be really fun. Any time we get to take the field together, it’s a fun time. We try to take the most of it. We’re looking forward to it. Luckily we’re home so we get to play right here in this stadium and in front of these fans. That’s always a blessing. It’s exciting. It’s going to be a fun day.”

Over the winter, it was interesting to hear chief baseball officer Craig Breslow mention all three players when he cited the team’s bright future. While there are no guarantees with any prospects, the Red Sox aren’t hesitant to brag about these players.

While this could be perceived as pressure to some players, this trio views it as excitement.

“I love it,” said Mayer. “Roman, Teel, they're great players. They love to play, they play hard. We all hold each other accountable. I'm really excited to see what our team is going to look like this year.”

Fans who attend the Spring Breakout game will get a sneak preview.

How to tune in: MLB Network, MLB Digital (MLB.TV,, MLB App), NESN, Red Sox Radio Network, SXM App, ESPN+, Gameday

What is Spring Breakout? MLB Spring Breakout is a four-day event showcasing baseball’s future: the current stars of Minor League Baseball. The inaugural edition will be held from March 14-17 at Grapefruit and Cactus league stadiums during Spring Training. A series of 16 exhibition games will be played between teams comprised of each MLB organization’s top prospects, creating a new touchpoint on the baseball calendar that celebrates our sport’s budding talent.

Here's the Red Sox's Spring Breakout roster with MLB Pipeline's rankings:

Wikelman Gonzalez, RHP, No. 7
Richard Fitts, LHP, No. 12
Hunter Dobbins, RHP, No. 27
Angel Bastardo, RHP, No. 28
Isaac Coffey, RHP, NR
Luis Guerrero, RHP, NR
Zach Penrod, LHP, NR
Dalton Rogers, LHP, NR
David Sandlin, RHP, NR
Christopher Troye, RHP, NR

Kyle Teel, C, No. 3 (MLB No. 40)
Nathan Hickey, C, No. 18
Brooks Bannon, C, No. 23
Johanfran Garcia, C, No. 25

Marcelo Mayer, SS, No. 1 (MLB No. 15)
Nick Yorke, 2B, No. 8
Yoeilin Cespedes, SS, No. 9
Nazzan Zanetello, SS, No. 10*
Franklin Arias, SS, No. 15
Chase Meidroth, INF, No. 19
Antonio Anderson, 3B, No. 20
Blaze Jordan, 1B/3B, No. 21
Eddinson Paulino, INF, No. 24

Roman Anthony, OF, No. 2 (MLB No. 24)
Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/SS, No. 4 (MLB No. 78)
Miguel Bleis, OF, No. 5
Allan Castro, OF, No. 14
Kristian Campbell, OF, NR

* removed from roster