The young prospects of the Red Sox will play a major role in the success of the team next season. Young starter Henry Owens has put up phenomenal numbers for the Sox minor league teams this season. The only reason why he is not starting in the big leagues right now is because of an innings cap. Henry Owens could help us fill a spot in the rotation, possibly the the number five spot. If he has success in the major leagues next season, he could play a major role in our future.
Matt Barnes and Anthony Ranaudo have already made their big league debuts and have pitched decently.They could both be factors that can help us in our bullpen next season. The Red Sox traded Andrew Miller at the trade deadline and possibly acquired their future ace in Eduardo Rodriguez. He has pitched phenomenally for their Triple A team this season and could make his major league debut next season along with fellow southpaw Brian Johnson. Garin Cecchini has been doing great with the bat and could be seen on the bench next year if he continues to produce this season. Xander Bogaerts has already made his mark and in order for the team to succeed next season, he will need to be on top of his game. Christian Vazquez has been playing well and chances are he will be our opening catcher next season. Also, catcher Blake Swihart has been playing incredibly well and he could compete for the starting job next season. Finally, Mookie Betts looks to be our new leadoff hitter. He will need to to keep his numbers up. If some of these prospects can make it to the major leagues next season, they will be able to help us succeed. Stats and photo from Bleacherreport.com