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Scorching May drives Mayer to the Sea Dogs

Boston's top prospect slashed .290/.366/.524 with Greenville
May 28, 2023

Marcelo Mayer is officially too hot for the South Atlantic League. Baseball's No. 5 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, has been promoted to Double-A Portland after tearing the cover off the ball with High-A Greenville. The news was reported first by the Boston Globe's Alex Speier and confirmed by

Mayer's latest career first powers Drive's offense

Top-ranked Red Sox prospect swats his way to multihomer game
May 23, 2023

All that Marcelo Mayer accomplished during his first full professional season in 2022 proved why he's regarded as one of baseball's best young talents. But as impressive as his performance was last year, it pales in comparison to what he's done through the first seven weeks of 2023. Baseball's No.

May Monster: Marcelo Mayer mashing at High-A

Red Sox top prospect hits 3rd HR in 5 games amid another 4-hit day
May 7, 2023

You’ve heard of hitters heating up with the weather. Then there is what Marcelo Mayer is doing this May. After a productive but pedestrian April, the Red Sox's No. 1 prospect and No.7-ranked prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline is on an absolute tear since the calendar flipped to May,

Mayer's latest big night drives Greenville's bats

No. 1 Red Sox prospect knocks career-high 5 RBIs in win
May 7, 2023

April showers usually bring May flowers, but for Marcelo Mayer, it has brought May power. The No. 7 overall prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has been an extra-base hit machine so far this month, and he continued that trend with a career-high five RBIs on Saturday. Mayer’s day ended

Mayer shows bark on Dogs at the Diamond night

Top-ranked Red Sox prospect rips homer on four-hit night for Drive
May 4, 2023

Marcelo Mayer seems to be putting the "May" into his surname. Or vice versa. Even though the No. 7 overall prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has played just two games since the calendar turned, he's got six hits across them for High-A Greenville. And Wednesday's output -- matching a

Drive benefits from accidental hidden-ball trick

Two runs cross plate when chalk befuddles Renegades catcher
April 26, 2023

Top Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer displayed his 60-grade hit tool on Tuesday when he ripped a single to right field against High-A Hudson Valley. Driving in two runs on the play and ending up on third took a bit of luck and accidental trickery. Mayer's hard-hit grounder made it

Mayer clubs first deep drive of '23 with Greenville

Top-ranked Red Sox prospect rips trio of hits on four-RBI night
April 16, 2023

Boston’s shortstop of the future, Marcelo Mayer, has left the yard for the first time this season. Rocking the special Greenville Black Spinners alternate jerseys on Jackie Robinson Day, the No. 7 prospect in baseball -- and Red Sox No. 1 -- per MLB Pipeline collected his first long ball

Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Sea Dogs staff reaps surprise reward from team sale

Former owners cut checks as parting gift to 18 club employees
February 17, 2023

February mornings in Maine can be bleak. On this particular one, Feb. 7, a Tuesday following a weekend when the wind chill hit -45 degrees, the atmosphere in the offices of Portland's Hadlock Field abruptly took a sunny and warm turn. The 18 full-time staff members of the Sea Dogs

The Road to The Show™: Ceddanne Rafaela

Show-stopping athleticism fuels breakout for No. 86 prospect
February 7, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Red Sox prospect Ceddanne Rafaela. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Ceddanne Rafaela stole the show on a frequent

Kavadas looks to build upon impressive 2022 season

Red Sox 2022 Minor League Offensive Player of the Year slugged 26 homers last season
January 4, 2023

The echo of metal cleats meeting the pavement grows louder as a cluster of white jerseys makes its way into the clubhouse. The excitement from the field pours into the locker room as the Portland Sea Dogs celebrate another late regular-season victory, taking them one step closer to their first

Rafaela, Kavadas barreling toward Boston

Free-swingers, big thumpers loom large among Red Sox All-Stars
November 30, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Boston Red Sox.

'Fitzy' connects with fans through clothing line

Triple-A WooSox team up with shortstop for unique merchandise
September 28, 2022

The first thing many people see when they look at Ryan Fitzgerald is his hair. His flowing, curly brown locks. Or “hockey hair,” as the Red Sox prospect put it. So when it came time to decide a design that would kick off the first-of-its-kind clothing line collab between Triple-A

McDonough hits for the cycle for Greenville

After entering the season without one, Drive collect 2nd of '22
August 21, 2022

The Drive -- a franchise that has served as a Red Sox affiliate since 2005 -- entered the 2022 season without a cycle in its record books. As the year nears its final weeks, the team will now be able to add not one, but two entries. Red Sox outfield

Wacha, 'pen combine on Worcester's first no-no

Rehabbing righty, Politi, Shugart deliver feat vs. first-place Bulls
August 5, 2022

Michael Wacha has come close to experiencing a no-hitter several times in the Majors, but had never seen one come to fruition until Thursday night at Triple-A Worcester. What began as a rehab start for the Red Sox righty ended in historic fashion for the WooSox, who achieved their first

The Road to The Show™: Marcelo Mayer

Top Red Sox prospect lives up to high billing in full-season ball
June 7, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As he rose to the top of MLB

Prospect Q&A: Red Sox infielder Jordan

Club’s No. 7 prospect recalls days as teenage long ball star
March 31, 2022

Long before he was a Draft prospect, Blaze Jordan was a home run derby prodigy. When he was as young as 11 years old, the native of Southaven, Mississippi, was an internet sensation for his viral clips from power showcases. Some home runs traveled upward of 500 feet while others

Smith looks back on first season with Red Sox

Minors’ first Black female coach held versatile role for FCL club
February 2, 2022

The end of Red Sox fantasy camp in Fort Myers was the beginning of another busy week for Bianca Smith. And she’s had a lot of those over the past year. Smith, 30, became the first Black female uniformed coach in the Minor Leagues when she was hired by the

Wepa! WooSox win Copa de la Diversión

Worcester claims annual 'Fun Cup' with energetic branding
December 7, 2021

ORLANDO, Florida -- What started as a fan suggestion in 2020 led to a championship in 2021. The Worcester Red Sox were named winners of the Copa de la Diversión event series for their Los Wepas identity, receiving the recognition and the "Fun Cup” at the Baseball Winter Meetings Major

Yorke leads next wave of Red Sox stars

Boston's well-balanced system has club set up nicely for future
November 1, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Copa de la Diversión an instant hit in new markets

Clubs flourish in first foray into MiLB’s Hispanic-outreach initiative
October 15, 2021

For the three clubs that debuted new identities in Copa de la Diversión this season, the success of the initiative was built upon the program’s core concept of community outreach. Minor League Baseball’s celebration of the Latinx community set records in participation and attendance that already figure to be broken

Wu-Yelland's debut ends in a combined no-hitter

Red Sox 2020 4th-rounder spearheads first Drive no-no since '18
September 2, 2021

As first impressions go, Jeremy Wu-Yelland couldn't have asked for much more. Boston's first-year hurler struck out a career-high nine over five hitless innings and three High-A Greenville relievers finished off the historic 6-0 victory over Asheville at Fluor Field at the West End on Thursday night. Jose Espada, Oddanier

What a moment: Preserving history at Polar Park

WooSox president Dr. Charles Steinberg wants to tell team's story
August 27, 2021

WORCESTER, Massachusetts -- It's Aug. 13, and the Worcester Red Sox are hosting the Syracuse Mets at their downtown home of Polar Park. The evening's ballgame has just begun, the first of a doubleheader, and soon, team president Dr. Charles Steinberg will step out of his office to watch it.

Koss powers Greenville with three-homer game

Resurgent Red Sox infield prospect accounts for all the offense
August 6, 2021

Christian Koss entered Thursday night with six homers for the season. He’ll head into Friday with 50 percent more. The Boston infield prospect belted three long balls out of the leadoff spot, accounting for all his team’s runs as High-A Greenville blanked visiting Rome, 4-0. “I think the big thing

Scouting report: Nick Yorke of the Red Sox

Boston's 2020 first-round pick has talent, confidence to match
July 13, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at eighth-ranked Red Sox prospect Nick Yorke. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.