Boston Red Sox Have Traded 21-year-old prospect Nick Longhi For Cap Space
The Boston Red Sox have made a trade.
Well, sort of.
Boston announced Sunday morning that they had traded Nick Longhi to the Cincanatti Reds for International Amateur Cap Space. Longhi is 21-years-old and was considered to be one of the best pure hitters in the Red Sox system. The issue with him was a question in the power department.
The issue with him was a question in the power department.
Scouts think Longhi has a solid probability of being at least a right-handed hitter big league corner reserve. If power develops, he has everyday potential. In fact, Longhi recently has added more strength to his frame. He has been playing down in AA-Portland and he started his season off very slow finishing the month of April under .200.
Since then, Longhi has turned it around and is currently batting .262 with 6 home runs and 33 RBIs. His slash line in 237 at-bats is .262/.306/.401.
Longhi is still 2-3 years away from being major league ready with his power being the main component of the timeline. With Cincinnati, there is a chance Red Sox fans will see him one day playing in the Major Leagues.
With this move clearing bonus space for international players, it will be interesting to see how quickly the Boston Red Sox use it. But this move could mean they are close to signing an international free agent or planning to lure more money to one they are interested in.