Here's where Red Sox Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 6th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Marcelo Mayer (MLB No. 14), SS -- Salem (Single-A)
  2. Triston Casas (MLB No. 16), 1B -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  3. Nick Yorke (MLB No. 55), 2B -- Greenville (High-A)
  4. Jarren Duran (MLB No. 85), OF -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  5. Brayan Bello, RHP -- Portland (Double-A)
  6. Jeter Downs, SS -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  7. Blaze Jordan, 3B -- Salem (Single-A)
  8. Bryan Mata, RHP -- Worcester (Triple-A) -- injured list (Tommy John surgery)
  9. Brandon Walter, LHP -- Portland (Double-A)
  10. Wilkelman Gonzalez, RHP -- Salem (Single-A)
  11. Chris Murphy, LHP -- Portland (Double-A)
  12. Jay Groome, LHP -- Portland (Double-A)
  13. Matthew Lugo, SS -- Greenville (High-A)
  14. Josh Winckowski, RHP -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  15. Connor Seabold, RHP -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  16. Thad Ward, RHP -- Portland (Double-A) -- injured list (Tommy John surgery)
  17. Miguel Bleis, OF -- Extended spring training
  18. Gilberto Jimenez, OF -- Greenville (High-A)
  19. Tyler McDonough, OF -- Greenville (High-A)
  20. Eddinson Paulino, 3B -- Salem (Single-A)
  21. Brainer Bonaci, SS -- Salem (Single-A)
  22. Alex Binelas, 3B -- Greenville (High-A)
  23. Nathan Hickey, C -- Salem (Single-A)
  24. Ronaldo Hernandez, C -- Worcester (Triple-A)
  25. Kutter Crawford, RHP -- Boston (MLB)
  26. Stephen Scott, 1B -- Greenville (High-A)
  27. Christian Koss, SS -- Portland (Double-A)
  28. Ceddanne Rafaela, OF -- Greenville (High-A)
  29. Nick Decker, OF -- Greenville (High-A)
  30. Chih-Jung Liu, RHP -- Greenville (High-A)

Team to watch
Triple-A Worcester features one of the most powerful players on the Top 100 Prospects list in first baseman Triston Casas as well as one of the speediest in outfielder Jarren Duran. Other WooSox of note include second baseman Jeter Downs and right-handers Josh Winckowski and Connor Seabold.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Worcester
Double-A Portland
High-A Greenville
Single-A Salem

New faces
Slugging third baseman Alex Binelas, a Brewers third-round pick last July, will make his Red Sox debut at High-A Greenville after coming to Boston in the Hunter Renfroe trade in December.

On the shelf
Right-handers Bryan Mata and Thad Ward are rehabbing from Tommy John surgeries last spring and will return during the season. Mata is on Triple-A Worcester's injured list and Ward is parked on Double-A Portland's IL.