Morning Sports Update

Here’s the list of Red Sox players included in Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect rankings

Boston has more than three players on the list for the first time since 2016.

Marcelo Mayer
Marcelo Mayer taking batting practice at Fenway Park in July, 2021. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

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Red Sox prospects ranking: The Red Sox have four players in Baseball America’s recent ranking of the top 100 prospects.

Here’s the list:

No. 15: Shortstop Marcelo Mayer

No. 19: First baseman Triston Casas

No. 31: Second baseman Nick Yorke

No. 91: Center fielder Jarren Duran

It’s the first time since 2016 that Boston has more than three players on the list.

A year ago, Casas (ranked 47th) was included along with Jeter Downs (71) and Bobby Dalbec (90).

Mayer, 19, was picked fourth overall by the Red Sox in the 2021 MLB Draft. He is considered to have elite potential both in the field and at the plate, where he hit at a 275/.377/.440 clip in the rookie-level Florida Complex League last year.


Casas, 22, possesses power as a right-handed batter, totaling 14 home runs and an .877 OPS across multiple minor league levels in 2021. He also played for the U.S. Olympic team at last summer’s Tokyo Games, slugging three home runs to help win a silver medal.

Yorke, 19, was Boston’s 2020 first-round pick. He put together a highly successful first year in the minors, batting a combined .325 with an impressive .928 OPS.

Duran, 25, featured at both the minor and major league level in 2021. Though he struggled at the plate following his call-up (batting just .215), Duran has the talent to potentially become a regular starter.

Trivia: The Red Sox had six prospects in the top 100 list in 2016. Only one is still with the team. Name that player.

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He made his first All-Star team in 2021.

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