This is a segment that I hope to have every week or so, updating those who are looking to add that impact prospect that gets called up during the year. I thought I would start off with one of my favorite players in the minors: Lars Anderson. After a terrible year last year he got off to a hot start hitting .355 with 5HR, 16 RBI, a .408 OBP and a 1.086OPS at AA earning himself a promotion to AAA. Now, I assume that the Red Sox will not want to rush him, but if the Sox start needing an offensive presence in the line up (which could be pretty soon) and decide not get it VIA trade, then Anderson may be the logical choice if he keeps up this pace. Another factor to consider is if he is traded. He could be thrown into a major league line up right away if he is having a solid season. My suggestion is to keep a close watch on him. If he continues his hot hitting, he could continue moving through the Red Sox system and get a shot in the bigs in July.
Just in case you haven’t heard of or seen Lars Anderson, here is some video.