Crimson Sox selling No. 1 prospect Marcelo Mayer to Double-A

Marcelo Mayer is transferring on up.

After a stellar month of Could whereby he hit .321 with a .998 OPS, the Crimson Sox educated their No. 1 prospect that he’ll be a part of Double-A Portland this week.

Sources confirm Alex Speier’s preliminary report (Boston Globe) that the group is promoting the shortstop merely 35 video video games into the Excessive-A Greenville season.

Mayer hit .290 with a .890 OPS, 42 hits (11 doubles, one triple, seven home runs), 23 runs, and 34 RBI with the Greenville Drive this yr, nevertheless one of the best ways he heated up in Could pushed the Crimson Sox to maneuver his timetable up; he collected 25 hits, along with seven doubles, six home runs (collectively along with his first occupation multi-homer sport), 14 runs, and 23 RBI over 18 video video games this month.

It’s been decrease than two years and solely 152 expert video video games given that Crimson Sox chosen Mayer as a result of the fourth-overall select throughout the 2021 draft, nevertheless he’s been considered their shortstop of the long run practically from the start. So so much so that Xander Bogaerts’ agent, Scott Boras, indicated that Mayer’s potential factored into the employees not pushing harder to retain Bogaerts closing yr.

Mayer is about to hitch the Sea Canine for his or her sequence in New Jersey on Tuesday. At 20 years earlier (born December 12, 2002), he’s the youngest draft select to ascend to the second-highest diploma of the Crimson Sox farm system since Anthony Rizzo and Casey Kelly in 2009.