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Sea Dogs Announce 2024 Opening Day Roster

Sea Dogs 2023 Coaching Staff Announced

April 2, 2024 – Eastern League (EL)
Portland Sea Dogs News Release

Portland, Maine – The Portland Sea Dogs, in conjunction with the Boston Red Sox, have announced the preliminary roster for the 2024 Sea Dogs. The roster includes the top 3 Red Sox prospects, five of the top ten, and nine of the top 30 according to MLB.com. The Sea Dogs open the 2024 season on Friday, April 5th against the Hartford Yard Goats at Hadlock Field.

The Red Sox top three prospects, Marcelo Mayer, Roman Anthony, and Kyle Teel, are among the top 40 in all of Minor League Baseball. The Sea Dogs roster also includes 22 returning players from 2023.

For the second consecutive season, Marcelo Mayer enters 2024 ranked as the Red Sox’ No. 1 prospect according to both Baseball America and MLB.com while also ranking as the #15 prospect in Minor League Baseball by MLB.com. With a smooth, left-handed swing and a glove to match, Mayer enters 2024 ranked by Baseball America as the best power hitter and the best defensive infielder in the Red Sox farm system. The 2021 first-round pick has made 173 starts at shortstop and one at third base in his professional career. Mayer returns to Hadlock Field after appearing in 43 games with Portland last season. Cumulatively across High-A and Double-A in 2023, Mayer recorded a .236 average (74-314) with 19 doubles, 13 home runs, 54 RBI, and 43 runs scored.

Outfielder Roman Anthony enters 2024 unanimously ranked as the Red Sox No.2 prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com while also ranking as the #24 prospect in Minor League Baseball by MLB.com. The outfielder made his Double-A debut at 19 years old in 2023 after being promoted for the final 10 games of the season. Across just 10 games with Portland, Anthony notched a .343 average (12-35) with four doubles, one home run, 8 RBI, and three stolen bags. After soaring through three levels in Boston’s system in 2023, Anthony was named Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year. The outfielder enters the season rated as having the best strike-zone discipline in the Red Sox farm system by Baseball America.

The Red Sox first-round pick in the 2023 Draft, Kyle Teel, returns to Hadlock Field after finishing the season with Portland. The catcher enters 2024 ranked as the No. 3 prospect according to both Baseball America and MLB.com as well as the #40 prospect in Minor League Baseball by MLB.com. Teel began 2023 with the FCL Red Sox where he hit his first professional home run in his second game before…

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