The emerging AL East superstars that will soon torment the Blue Jays

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Boston Red Sox

For a team that finished in last place in back-to-back seasons, the Red Sox aren’t exactly bereft of talent. They already have a strong core of Rafael Devers, Brayan Bello, Garret Whitlock, Triston Casas and Jarren Durran. There are more talented youngsters coming.

Marcelo Mayer is a 14th ranked Baseball America prospect who fell into Boston’s lap with the 4th overall pick in 2021. Mayer is a shortstop prospect who underwent injuries and underperformance in 2023 but has plenty of power. In addition, he faces questions about his long-term defensive home. His probable debut is early 2025 but it could come later this summer, especially if Boston is woefully out of contention by September.

Others to watch include Roman Anthony and Kyle Teel. Anthony is an outfielder who raked at three levels of the minor league system while Teel plays a position that Boston could certainly use a long-term answer at: catcher. Conner Wong and former Blue Jay Reese McGuire currently constitute the depth chart behind the plate in Beantown.

All three prospects are under the age of 22 and at least cracked the Double-A level last season. Boston will rely on these emerging superstars to keep them afloat if they won't be flexing their financial muscle as much as in years past. They can be expected to put fear in Blue Jays pitchers' hearts for years to come.