Throughout the season, Marcelo Mayer has been crushing Double-A pitchers. The head of player development of the Boston Red Sox has intimated that the team’s best prospect, who has been eagerly expecting a promotion, would soon get one.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette was informed by Boston’s head of player development, Brian Abraham, that he thinks Mayer is getting close to getting promoted.

On June 22, Abraham stated, “I’m sure it’s exciting. Something we’ve talked about [with Mayer] is potentially making the trip up to Worcester in the near future.”

Since Abraham’s interview was only a few weeks ago, Mayer’s elevation could happen sooner rather than later. The call-up is merited for the youthful shortstop.

Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer may get the call-up to Triple-A soon

With Double-A Portland, Mayer is slashing.306/.372/.476 through 69 games. With 25 doubles, he leads the Eastern League. Most recently, he made Sea Dogs history by being selected for two All-Star Futures games. Alongside him will be fellow top prospect Kyle Teel, and in the hitting skills competition, Boston’s No. 2 prospect Roman Anthony will compete.

After recovering from a shoulder impingement he suffered in May, Mayer played with the Sea Dogs for more than half of the 2023 season, although he never saw action. In his first 43 games with Portland, he batted just.189/.254/.355, and his poor performance raised doubts among supporters about his ability to advance through the farm system.


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The California native is doing exceptionally well a year later, as predicted. According to MLB Pipeline, Mayer should make his major league debut before the season ends. If he continues to play at a good level in Triple-A and gets promoted soon, as Abraham anticipates, that may happen in 2024. The 21-year-old is aware that more work needs to be done, though.

“. . .The final areas he’s trying to improve upon are swing decisions and in-zone contact, hitting the ball more consistently, and attacking the baseball more consistently –– which is a lot of young players,” Abraham stated.

Mayer’s inconsistency is highlighted by the fact that he strikes out significantly more often than he walks. In 271 plate appearances, he has only walked 28 times and fanned 58 times. However, many young players may refine their approach in Triple-A, and this will continue throughout their major league career, as his coaches have stated.

Mayer is considered one of baseball’s best prospects, thus the Red Sox organization will benefit greatly if he is eventually called up to Triple-A. Teel and Anthony, two of the other “Big Three” members, should follow suit soon.

Mayer is in control for the time being. The best prospect in Boston will likely visit Polar Park in the upcoming weeks, bringing excitement and buzz.

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