Rafael Devers was signed by the Red Sox in 2013 for $1,500,000 and has done nothing but impress since signing the contract. In his first season of pro ball with the DSL Red Sox, Devers hit at a .337/.445/.538 slash with 3 home runs, 6 doubles, and 3 triples in 28 games. He was promoted to the GCL Red Sox where he hit .312/.374/.484 with 4 home runs, 11 doubles, and 3 triples. Thanks to his solid performances he was ranked as the #99 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America. He will startoff the 2015 campaign with the Greenville Drive.
Devers is a 3rd baseman with a large upper body, so he has room to fill out in the future. Especially considering he’s only 18. He’s already very physically mature, at 6-0 195 pounds. He is definitely a player to get excited for, as Devers is someone with the skill set that hasn’t been seen in the Red Sox farm system for a long time. According to SoxProspects, he has plus to better power potential and could hit 30+ home runs. He is supposed to have great power to all areas of the field and the ball just comes off his bat differently than other players.