Cape Cod Prospect Rundown: Y-D Red SoxProspects
The Red Sox finished in 3rd place in the East Division with an overall record of 22-19-3. They won both games over Orleans in the first round of the playoffs before being swept in the East Division Finals by Harwich. Y-D received the Commissioner’s Cup which is presented to the team that demonstrates the highest level of integrity and professionalism on and off the field.
Austin Wells (Arizona) was voted the Outstanding Pro Prospect. All-Stars included Wells, Riley King (Georgia), Wyatt Young (Pepperdine) and Noah Campbell (South Carolina). Top professional prospects for Y-D are the sophomore-eligible Wells in 2020 and Young for 2021.
Wyatt Young, SS/2B, Pepperdine, 2021– The diminutive middle infielder fell just shy of the league batting title, finishing seven points behind Orleans OF Max Troiani’s .345 mark, slashing .338/.416/.446 over 39 games and 149 plate appearances. Listed at 5-foot-7, 165 pounds, Young doesn’t bring much raw power to the plate, though he shows good feel for the barrel from the left side and strong bat-to-ball skills to go with a solid feel for the zone. He does a good job of keeping the barrel on plane with a low load and quick launch with solid acceleration through contact. He’s capable of driving the pull side gap at present and should develop into a more consistent doubles threat as he continues to mature physically. Defensively, Young shows the footwork, hands and arm necessary to develop into an above-average…
Our in-depth look back at the Y-D Red Sox includes prospects from Florida, Virginia Tech, High Point, Cal Poly, Arizona State, St. Mary’s, Northeastern, USC, Western Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Arizona, Pepperdine, UCLA, UNLV, Georgia, Clemson and UC Irvine, among others.