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'I'm just having a blast': Red Sox's No. 2 prospect drills HRs in both legs of DH

@benweinrib
12:56 AM EDT

When Roman Anthony earned a promotion to Double-A Portland last year as a 19-year-old, it was the first time he realized that everyone around him was much older, bigger, stronger than him. With that in mind, the second-ranked Red Sox prospect made it a mission over the offseason to bulk

Rookie Rafaela agrees to 8-year extension with Red Sox

April 10, 2024

BOSTON -- The Red Sox on Wednesday agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with Ceddanne Rafaela that will keep the rookie center fielder in Boston through 2031. Terms of the deal were not announced, but it's for $50 million, a source told MLB.com, and it includes a club

Fans' Guide to MiLB Opening Day  

A step-by-step primer for the start of the 2024 Minor League season
@BensBiz and @SamDykstraMiLB
April 5, 2024

Triple-A Opening Day arrived across the country -- from Syracuse to Sacramento and many stops in between -- last Friday. Now the Double-A, High-A and Single-A levels will begin play. In other words, the season is in full swing. As is tradition around these parts, let’s get you ready for

Red Sox's system brimming with high-end talent

April 4, 2024

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Rafaela saves game for Sox with 'unbelievable' catch

April 3, 2024

OAKLAND -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora pulled out all the stops in an effort to win Tuesday night’s game against the Athletics, from giving up the designated hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning to emptying out final reserve Reese McGuire as part of a double switch in

Where the Top 30 Red Sox prospects are starting the season

April 2, 2024

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

'It was awesome': Rafaela cracks first Opening Day roster

@mkrwrt
March 23, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the days before the Red Sox traverse to Seattle for Opening Day dwindling to five, manager Alex Cora wasted no time in getting to roster considerations on Saturday before their 8-6 Grapefruit League win against the Twins. Cora announced that Ceddanne Rafaela, the club’s No.

Boston's "Big Three" prospects blazing a path toward Fenway

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 20, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking to MLB Network as part of the 30 Clubs in 15 Days series, top Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer addressed his relationship with outfielder Roman Anthony and Kyle Teel -- a clear Big Three working toward reaching a city that knows a thing or two

Rafaela (3-run HR) stars in Spring Breakout as he builds MLB case

Teel, Yorke bring the lumber; Mayer flashes the leather
March 16, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Saturday’s Spring Breakout contest at JetBlue Park between the Braves and the Red Sox was billed as a game for top prospects to play with and against each other. So why was Ceddanne Rafaela, who has a shot at starting in center field for the Red

Similarities draw Boston's top catching prospect, team legend together 

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 15, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It’s impossible to avoid ruminating on the parallels. Two former All-ACC first-team catchers. Two 14th overall picks. Two players who reached Double-A in their first tastes of the Minor Leagues. One is just getting his career started with the Red Sox. The other won two World

Top Red Sox prospects to watch at Spring Breakout

March 14, 2024

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Ranking the 10 best Spring Breakout rosters

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 13, 2024

The 2024 MLB Pipeline preseason Farm System Rankings were published Friday night, giving fans an idea of how the young talent of each organization lines up. Supporters for all 30 clubs will get a closer look at the next generation of stars this week during MLB's inaugural Spring Breakout --

Rafaela's path to Red Sox OD roster remains in center

Casas crushes one over 400 feet for first blast of Spring Training
March 13, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- The outfield puzzle is still evolving for the Red Sox, who have now lost right-handed-hitting reserve Rob Refsnyder for at least a significant chunk of April due to a fractured left pinkie toe. Ceddanne Rafaela, the club’s No. 4 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, remains at the

Here's the Red Sox's Spring Breakout roster

March 7, 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

Hunter Dobbins highlights

March 6, 2024

Vladimir Asencio highlights

March 6, 2024

Late-bloomer Abreu skyrockets in prospect ranks

March 4, 2024

This story was excerpted from Ian Browne's Red Sox Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. For seven years, first in the Astros' farm system and then with the Red Sox, Wilyer Abreu never got much recognition as a

Here are the Red Sox's 2024 Top 30 prospects

March 4, 2024

Since their 2018 World Series triumph, the Red Sox have more last-place finishes in the American League East (three) than they do winning seasons (two), let alone playoff appearances (one). After languishing 23 games behind the Orioles last year, they replaced chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom with Craig Breslow. Breslow

Anthony looks like a pro in early first taste of big league spring

February 26, 2024

This story was excerpted from Ian Browne's Red Sox Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One of the most enjoyable parts of Spring Training is when a top prospect gets summoned to the big

Yorke eyes breakout showing in big league camp

February 19, 2024

This story was excerpted from Ian Browne’s Red Sox Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One way for a prospect to make an early impression at Spring Training is to arrive, well, early. Nick

Mayer looking forward to taking 'big field' at Spring Breakout

February 15, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox have talked a lot of late about their trio of prospects who all cracked MLB Pipeline’s preseason Top 40 rankings. And on March 16, Marcelo Mayer, Roman Anthony and Kyle Teel will likely have the ultimate chance to showcase their skills while playing

Rafaela will get a chance to win Red Sox's CF job in camp

February 13, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Ceddanne Rafaela, who claimed the 76th spot in MLB Pipeline’s preseason rankings, will have a chance to make the jump from prospect to everyday player as soon as Opening Day. Red Sox manager Alex Cora and chief baseball officer Craig Breslow both said Tuesday it’s possible

3 Red Sox prospects in MLB Pipeline's new Top 40

January 29, 2024

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Plan a trip to see Minor League Baseball's newest ballparks 

@BensBiz
January 26, 2024

Several Minor League ballparks are currently under construction, and even more are in the planning stages. Nonetheless, 2024 will mark the third straight season in which no new facilities open their doors. But lest we forget: A mere three years ago, a whopping six Minor League ballparks debuted for the

How prospect Gonzalez excelled after tough start to '23

January 15, 2024

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