#5 Sox Prospect Margot Arrives In Portland [VIDEO]
Manuel Margot is listed at the Boston Red Sox #5 prospect and age the young age of 20 he showed up in centerfield for the Double-A Portland Seadogs last night.
Margot lofted a single to rightfield in his first plate appearance and finished his AA debut with a 1-for-4 night. The Seadogs lost to Reading 3-2.
For Margot, the rise through the Sox system has been quick. Last year was his first full year of pro ball and he zoomed through two levels of Class A.
He played 46 games for Salem Class A this year and hit .282 with 20 steals before the promotion to Portland.
Some baseball observers think Margot could be trade bait for some pitching help for the Sox.