How are the four prospects who Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski traded to the San Diego Padres for Kimbrel doing?
The 22-year-old Manuel Margot is the best prospect of the four. Baseball America ranked him the No. 24 MLB prospect on its 2017 preseason top 100 list.
He batted leadoff for San Diego during the first week and he’s off to a fast start. Many view him as an NL Rookie of the Year favorite.
The center fielder is 7-for-23 (.304 batting average) with a .360 on-base percentage, .696 slugging percentage, 1.056 OPS, three doubles, two homers, four RBIs, two walks, four runs and one stolen base in six games for the Padres so far in 2017.
The 21-year-old Javier Guerra has struggled since the trade. The shortstop posted only a .202/.264/.325/.589 line in 105 games at High A last year. He returned to High A again this year and is 2-for-13 (.154).
The 25-year-old Carlos Asuaje, a second baseman, made his major league debut last year. He went 5-for-24 (.208) in seven games for the Padres during September. He began 2017 with Triple-A El Paso where he’s 3-for-11 (.273).
The 19-year-old Logan Allen, a left-handed pitcher, began this season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the Low-A affiliate of the Padres. He allowed two runs, both earned, in 3 innings during his first start. He went 3-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 15 outings (11 starts) for Fort Wayne last year.
By Christopher Smith