By: Alex Reimold
Surrounding all the recent Pablo Sandoval turmoil, the light has fallen upon highly touted prospect Rafael Devers. Devers was promoted to AAA Pawtucket today and the hype continues to grow. However, this begs the question, will Devers get called up while the Sox look to make a postseason run?
In the eyes of Dombrowski, most likely not. The reason: why put that kind of pressure on a 20 year old? Devers clearly has a bright future ahead of him and calling him up this early would be unneeded.
Let’s look at some stats:
At the AA level this season, through 77 games Devers is hitting .300 with 18 HR. He’s also tacked on 86 hits with 56 RBI.
Are these stats good enough to be called up to the majors? In most situations, absolutely from a statistical standpoint. However, in this case the time is not right to call him up as the Sox are seeking a playoff run and approaching a win now mentality.
Devers is seen more as future talent, and if anything with the Sox current situation changes then expect to see Devers in the big leagues. For now though, he will have to continue to prove himself in AAA.