Rafael Devers

Position: 3B
Level: High A
Affiliate: Salem Red Sox
Age: 19
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent August 9, 2013 (BOS)

Prospect Spotlight

Devers was trying to bust out of a 0-for-8 slump during my second viewing, and he did just that, lining a double to left field during his first at-bat. In the fourth inning, Devers delivered a no-doubt, line-drive home run to right field on a firm changeup. He also worked a six-pitch walk against LHP Tanner Scott, who was trying to throw 97-to-98 mph fastballs to the outer half of the strike zone. Devers had no problem squaring-up balls and spraying them to the opposite field, while also turning and pulling a flat change up for a home run. Much like the aforementioned Jomar Reyes, Devers is one of the youngest players in the Carolina League, and he’s still learning his way around the plate. However, he shows the ability to hit for power and average, and the ability to stick at third base. – Reggie Yinger