The Red Sox 63 million dollar teenager is expected to make his official debut today in the minor league system. Yoan Moncada was called up to Single A- Greenville after spending time at extended spring training in Fort Meyers, FL. Moncada is the #1 prospect in the Red Sox organization and played two seasons in Cuba before coming to America to play. In his two seasons in Cuba, as a 17 and 18 year old he hit .277 in 101 games with 28 RBI's and 21 stolen bases.
Moncada spend the entire time at second base while he was at extended spring training, a position that the Red Sox have a lot of talent in at the Major League level with Dustin Pedroia. Moncada is expected to continue to play at second base when he is with the Greenville Drive.
The Drive's manager, Eric Jarinko addressed Moncada being called up to his team yesterday. He said "Yoan Moncada is one of the most highly touted prospects in recent memory, so to have him on the Greenville Drive roster is a huge thrill for our organization. Our fans have seen the impressive talent the Red Sox have assembled in Greenville to begin this season, and we can’t wait to see him on the field as he begins his professional journey with the Drive."
With Moncada in the Minor League system it may not be long before we see him at McCoy Stadium and Fenway Park. Is the kid worth all the hype? Let us at RSLife know in the comments section or on twitter.