The Boston Red Sox have made a power move ahead of September, calling up the top prospect in their minor league system.
Yoan Moncada is pretty good. Not only is he the top prospect in the Boston Red Sox’s organization, but he is also the most highly regarded minor leaguer in all of baseball.
Now, he gets his first crack in the bigs.
Today, Boston summoned the 21-year-old from Double-A Portland, announcing that he will begin his major league career on Friday.
It’s official: #RedSox announce that they are promoting Moncada on Friday.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2016
The native of Cuba tops out MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects list. Signing a deal with the Red Sox prior to the 2015 campaign, he has expectedly shot up the ranks.
In 105 games between High-A and Double-A this season, the second baseman has a stellar slash line of .298/.411/.518 with 15 homers, 61 RBIs, and 45 stolen bases.
Evidently, the kid has the potential to be an extremely explosive major league player. If everything pans out, he will be a star for years to come.