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Prospect watch: Devers on fast track to majors?

Will we see 21-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers in a Red Sox uniform again this season? Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Yoan Moncada was 21 years old when the Boston Red Sox, getting scant production from their third basemen, called him up to the majors last September. Moncada looked overwhelmed in 20 plate appearances, which of course isn’t nearly enough to judge anyone, but the point is the contending Red Sox weren’t afraid to promote a top hitting prospect for immediate aid. And that’s why current third base prospect Rafael Devers, who turns 21 in October, actually has a shot for promotion this season.