The Red Sox number one minor league prospect, Xander Bogaerts, has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The 20-year-old Bogaerts hit .311 in 56 games for the Portland Sea Dogs with 12 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 35 RBI, and five stolen bases. Bogaerts had reached safely in 51 of 56 games this season.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "It's exciting. We get the daily reports and kind of read up on how guys are doing, guys you've been exposed to in spring training. Certainly all the attention, and rightfully so, that he's generated across the game, not only inside our own organization, this looks to be a pretty special player.”
Bogaerts will be the youngest player in the International League. Farrell said, “He's well ahead of the age curve."
Some scouts think the 6-foot-3 Bogaerts will become too big to play shortstop. While Farrell believes his future is at short, Bogaerts could see action elsewhere. "He is going to get some work at oth...