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Rafael Devers 3B

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Birth Date10-24-1996
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
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2014 DRS Rk 28 128 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .386 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 RSX Rk 42 174 .270 .251 .330 .353 .266 .363 97 0.9 3.0 -0.6 1.9 -0.2 2.6 0.4 2.6 0.4

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2014 DRS Rk 128 26 35 6 3 3 21 21 20 4 1 .337 .445 .538 .202 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 RSX Rk 174 21 49 11 2 4 36 14 30 1 0 .312 .374 .484 .172 .270 2.6 1.9 0.4

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 1: 51-101Bret Sayre2015-02-25
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2015-02-16
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Chris Mellen2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Nick J. Faleris2015-02-09
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Bret Sayre2015-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Third BasemenBret Sayre2015-01-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Third-Base ProspectsBen Carsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Dynasty League Signees: 2014 Draft ClassBret Sayre2015-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL EastPatrick Ebert2014-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL EastTodd Gold2014-12-11
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-12-01
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 33: I Spit FireBret Sayre2014-11-08
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 33: I Spit FireMauricio Rubio2014-11-08
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 33: I Spit FireBen Carsley2014-11-08
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 33: I Spit FireCraig Goldstein2014-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Breakout Candidates for 2015BP Prospect Staff2014-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 7Jeff Moore2014-08-08

BP Chats

2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Rafael Devers fantasy upside, as good as anyone in the minors right now, not named Bryant?
(Brent from Chicago)
Nope. I don't think I'd even have him in the top-10 in pure upside. Still super exciting though. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Al! Have you seen Rafael Devers in person? Do you think he can develop into one of best pure hitters in minors?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I have not seen Devers, but the reports I've gotten have been pretty impressive. I love seeing young guys with great hands like that, though. Great hands, bat speed and a feel for squaring up the ball usually end up translating to a top prospect. It's like when a young pitcher throws strikes and misses bats. Do those two things and you're pretty much on a fast track to the high minors. (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)What prospect is going to have the biggest explosion up the prospect boards this year: Matt Olsen, Amed Rosario, Rafael Devers, or some other prospect altogether?
(Slick Rick from The Ruler)
Olson just left the Cal League so if anything, his status will probably take a hit when he posts more pedestrian numbers in Double-A. I think Devers has a chance to near top-50 status if he really rakes in the low minors, and at this point there’s not much reason to think he won’t. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)For the resident RedSox expert.....There is a lot of growing hype on Rafael Devers. Tell me about this "star" prospect.
(Gattaca!!! from Bean Bag)
Really exciting power/hit tool combo, very far away from the majors, not a lock to stay at 3B. The fact that he's six years old and already on a bunch of top-100 lists should tell you all you need to know about his upside. If he falters in 2015 and someone bails on him, he'd be a great buy-low guy. Potential top-5 fantasy 3B, but again, we're ages away from that. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)If you were not concerned about the ETA, rank these players in a dynasty league: Manuel Margot, Jonathan Singleton, Brandon Nimmo, Rafael Devers and Steven Moya. Why?
(Douglas from a dynasty draft)
Not trying to be difficult, but there really isn't any way to answer this and balance out risk/foor without ETA. If you're asking me in terms of pure upside, let's go Devers, Singleton, Margot, Nimmo, Moya. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)I have heard a lot of good things about Rafael Devers. What can you tell me about him? Do you think he will develop into an elite prospect?
(Brian from Boston)
I'm not going to toss around the word "elite" with Devers, or many prospects for that matter. Devers has a chance to have an extreme offensive profile that includes average and power, and if he can find enough defensive chops to stay on the dirt at third base, he could be an infielder with monster offensive potential. I'm a big fan and see him as a guy that will be considered one of the top 25-30 prospects in the game by the end of 2015. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which low a prospect do you believe will make the most impact: Franchy Cordero, Amed Rosario, Rafael Devers, other of your choice?
(Rich from Maryland)
As much as I may drive the Amed Rosario bandwagon, I'll go with Devers here. His offensive tools are more developed and I think he could be primed for a larger breakout in 2015. (Mark Anderson)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rafael Devers the Red Sox 3B of the future?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Way too early for that talk in my opinion. I'm obviously high on him and have liked what I have seen from him, but there's a ways to go with the overall game. He has a fighting chance to stick at the hot corner in my opinion, but very well may end up on the other side of the diamond. The early qualities of a future major-leaguer are there and definitely a rising prospect to be excited about for sure though. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rafael Devers the Red Sox 3B of the future?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Way too early for that talk in my opinion. I'm obviously high on him and have liked what I have seen from him, but there's a ways to go with the overall game. He has a fighting chance to stick at the hot corner in my opinion, but very well may end up on the other side of the diamond. The early qualities of a future major-leaguer are there and definitely a rising prospect to be excited about for sure though. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)If Rafael Devers, Eloy Jimenez, and Gleyber Torres were available in the 2015 draft, how high would they be ranked? How do they compare with recent high schools draftees (Jackson, Frazier, Meadows, etc.)?
(Kevin from DC)
It's a good question I can't really answer right now. I don't think they'd top the lists, exactly but it's hard to say since they've also had the benefit of pro ball. Devers or Torres would rank highest, based on polish and positional value, I'd guess, but I'd still be looking at guys like Matuella above them. Still, we're so far out from the draft, that I don't think it's particularly useful to rank draft guys at present. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Rafael Devers have the type of talent to bat in the middle of a good lineup? Does he have the chance to jump into the top 20 of a list like this?
(gatz75 from Tampa)
Yes, without question. It takes a lot for a rookie-level corner bat (without defensive certainty) to break into the 101. He has "best in the minors" upside with the stick. (Top 101 Chat)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Please make me feel warm and forget the snow by telling me how great Rafael Devers will be!! Winter can't end soon enough!!
(Billy from Boston)
I hear you on the winter, Billy. I have about 5 feet of snow sitting outside my window here just outside of Boston.

I don't want to get too far ahead of things with Devers, but he already shows a maturity level indicative of a player with more experience and I really like the way he can go the other way with authority. The jury is out on whether he sticks at third, but the upside with the bat can more than mitigate for a shift across the diamond down the line. We ranked him number 5 in a stronger Red Sox system and as a firm Top 101 prospect. There was never any doubt he was going to make the list heading into the process. (Top 101 Chat)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)My fantasy league partner just add Rafael Devers.Much like most of our adds I have no idea who this guy is. Can you give me some info?
(Clark from Insurance Class)
One of the more exciting low-minors bats in the game. Natural hitter that could develop into an impact bat for average and power. Might not be a factor until 2019, and ultimate position is still up in the air, but it's a really fun profile and a really impressive offensive talent. Mellen's write-up more than did him justice: (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've heard some great things about Rafael Devers. Does he have superstar potential? Will he be the best player in the Carolina League next year? I look forward to seeing him in Salem.
(Nick from Virginia)
It's a long way to go still, but he was one of the top international signees and, among that class, had one of the best debuts. The best debut? Maybe? I'm not sure. He won't be the best player in the Carolina League--so, so young if he's there--but he'll be one of the half-dozen to go out of your way to see. (Sam Miller)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)How good is Rafael Devers? Does he have the talent/tools to become a top 10 prospect down the road? Would he be a serious candidate for #1 overall pick in the 2015 draft if he were eligible?
(Chris from Boston)
Devers is really good, particularly for a player of his age. His offensive projection is mammoth and if the body develops in a positive way and he finds a solid defensive home, then he's a potential All-Star caliber bat. The internal discussions on the player were really strong in our Red Sox ranking debate, and he could be a guy that really flies up the prospect lists, peaking in the top 10-15 in baseball over the next couple of years. Devers is a name that is going to be really, really well known in a very short amount of time. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Of the young hitters in the low minors, who has the highest ceiling? Are there any "franchise" type players with elite ceilings?
(Drew from Washington, DC)
I won't suggest there are elite ceilings out there among the hitters in the lowest levels of the minors, as that's a pretty special player, but there are some really incredible players at the lowest levels....a guy like Rafael Devers has game-changing potential. Someone like Alex Jackson could be a beast. Eloy Jimenez carries a ton of risk but is really talented and could be the type of power prospect that is rare in today's game. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Bret tweeted that Rafael Devers may be the best J2 bat since Sano. Does Devers have that type of offensive potential?
(Chris from Baltimore)
I've touched on Devers a couple of times tonight....bottom line, yes, he does have that type of potential. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Rafael Devers? What is his ceiling? Does he have the tools/talent to become a top 10 prospect?
(Chris from Baltimore)
One guy I haven't seen yet, but it's hard to talk to anyone within the industry down in FL that isn't gushing over him. The ceiling is very high, and the bat could make him a serious candidate for a top prospect. Some people are not sold on him defensively, but if he hits, I wouldn't worry about that. I am hoping the Sox jump him to Greensboro next season so I can watch him. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do prefer out of Rafael Devers and Manuel Margot?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
The reports on Margot are very strong, but I haven't seen him in person. I did see Devers, and he's a stud. He's going to hit a ton. If he was a high school senior this year in the states he'd be a possible number one overall pick. I don't know if he'll outgrow 3B or not because who the heck knows how a teenager's body is going to grow, but even if he ends up at 1B, he'll hit enough for it. SO i guess I prefer Devers just because I've seen him, but that's not fair to Margot, who gets rave reviews too. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat) Sure this is a common question. Which low level minor leaguer takes that huge leap into super prospect that seems to happen every year
(Ken from Cleveland)
Could see that with Leonardo Molina, Jefry Fernandez, Jorge Mateo, or Rafael Devers. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Rafael Devers? I know that he's only 17 and years away from the majors, but does his offensive upside justify keeping him in a 10 team dynasty league? I have one keeper spot for Raimel Tapia, Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, and Devers. Which of these guys has the highest upside and most potential fantasy value?
(Kevin from Boston)
I can tell you he's advanced for a 17 year old and performed well in his first taste of stateside ball. I like his swing a bunch, but at present he lacks loft/leverage so projecting power could be tricky. If you're anticipating his ability to work those refinements into his game, I think you could make the case he's a top two prospect in a Red Sox system filled with depth but lacking impact. If you think he can't, he's still valuable but not held in the same regard. Pick Nick Williams of those guys. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nice write up on Rafael Devers on Tuesday!! Where do you think he will play in 2015?? Thanks for the great chats!!
(Billy from Beantown )
I didn't write up Rafael Devers, that was Jeff Moore, I believe. I think he'll be at Low-A; he can handle it. Should be a top 100 prospect. I really like the profile. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give us some prospects you're higher on than anyone else, so later we can mock/applaud you. Thanks!
(Chris from Michigan)
Still a believer in Clint Frazier. I was on the Jake Thompson/Willy Adames bandwagon pre season. I also like David Dahl a lot. Some other names I like more than others: Leonardo Molina, Rafael Devers, Cameron Varga, Brett Phillips, Kohl Stewart. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)How pumped should Boston fans be about the early returns on Rafael Devers?
(mdotmorris22 from Minnesota)
Pumped! (Matthew Kory)
2014-08-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)How excited should we be about Rafael Devers? The kid has done everything, and more, of what was expected of him going into this year. I know he's 17, but are you as excited about him as I am?
(Scott from CT)
Sorry for starting a few minutes late. I had to plug in my computer, part of my devious plan to slowly drain the planet's energy supply. Also I had to re-heat my coffee.

I'm not the prospect guy or even a prospect guy, but I am familiar with Devers. His power is huge and his ceiling is up there with the power, but he's 17 and in the Gulf Coast League. He's a very exciting prospect, but while there is lots of time for things to go right, there is also lots of development left to go wrong. So, to answer the question directly, be as excited as you like, but remember 17 years old means you're looking at, best case, 3-5 years before he even hits the majors and starts making adjustments there. (Matthew Kory)

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