While there isn’t much for Red Sox fans to love about what’s going on in the major leagues, there’s still some promising news in the lower levels of the organization.
Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer and sixth-ranked prospect Blaze Jordan were both promoted to High-A in Greenville after spending their seasons in Single-A Salem, per Chris Hatfield of SoxProspects.com.
In 66 games with Salem this season, Mayer batted .286 with a .406 on-base percentage and .910 OPS with nine homers and 40 RBIs. He’s also a perfect 16-of-16 on stolen base attempts.
Alex Speier of the Boston Globe noted that the 19-year-old is .317 with a .478 OBP and 1.055 OPS in his last 30 games.
A fellow 19-year-old teammate in Jordan doesn’t have the same OPS numbers, but shares similar success in Salem. In 95 games, he hit .287 with a .357 OBP and .803 OPS with eight home runs and 57 RBIs.
Mayer was the fourth overall pick of the 2021 draft and ranked as the ninth overall prospect, Jordan was the Red Sox’s third-round pick (89 overall) in 2020.