Ranking the MLB readiness of the Red Sox top 5 prospects

None of the top five prospects are major league ready; looks like Boston will not be getting any younger in 2024.

Marcelo Mayer, the top prospect in the Red Sox organization, appears in a spring training game last season against the New York Yankees. Mayer is still a long way from becoming an every day major leaguer.
Marcelo Mayer, the top prospect in the Red Sox organization, appears in a spring training game last season against the New York Yankees. Mayer is still a long way from becoming an every day major leaguer. / Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages
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Miguel Bleis, outfield

Outside of the top four prospects, you could probably insert any of the top 15 prospects for the Red Sox and say that they have an equal opportunity to make the majors in 2024. All of them need more seasoning before you can really tell how far along they have come. Bleis missed most of the 2023 campaign with a severe shoulder injury, so you really could not get a good gauge of his game.

I have chosen the number five prospect according to BA to analyze, but I do not necessarily subscribe to that assertion, as I do not see how Bleis, who only spent one year in the organization and spent it at Single A-Salem, batting .230 in 31 games, separated himself from the pack.

While naming him at the fifth-best product in the organization, BA says that Bleis "carries a significant amount of bust risk in his profile, but also a ceiling unrivaled in the system."

What kind of analysis of that? He can either go boom or bust, we have not determined yet? That just shows that there really is no separation between Bleis and the rest of the minor leaguers. I have seen Bleis footage and he looks steady in the field, but is nothing special at the plate. I wonder how BA came up with their assessment of him as the fifth-best product, especially after the quote that they gave about him going boom or bust.