Niko Kavadas

24-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Boston Red Sox AA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Kavadas has as much raw power as anyone in the minors, but he is either going to play poor defense at first base or be the designated hitter, so there is massive pressure on his bat. The 24-year-old lefty masher completely dominated Single-A (186 wRC+) and High-A (186 wRC+) before stumbling to a 103 wRC+ and 40.0 K% in 100 plate appearances at Double-A. He doesn't get any excuses for being around league average at any level of the minors, given his age and defense, so this is close to a make-or-break season for Kavadas. If it all comes together, he could be a high-OBP, 35-homer designated hitter, but it's more likely he strikes out too much to get consistent playing time. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $250,000 contract with the Red Sox in August of 2021.
Rough landing in Double-A
1BBoston Red Sox  AA
September 22, 2022
Kavadas hit just .222/.370/.333 with two home runs and a 16:40 BB:K over 24 games in Double-A to finish off the 2022 campaign.
After smashing 24 homers with a 1.063 OPS in 86 games split between Single-A and High-A -- where in both cases he was older than the average player at the level -- Kavadas absolutely cratered upon his rise to Double-A. He struck out in 40 percent of his plate appearances with Portland, and his in-game power completely evaporated in the process. Kavadas did at least continue to draw plenty of walks, but that's not enough to offset such a brutal strikeout rate. All prospects come with some degree of risk, but Kavadas carries more than most.
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Continues ascent to Double-A
1BBoston Red Sox  AA
August 18, 2022
The Red Sox promoted Kavadas from High-A Greenville to Double-A Portland on Thursday.
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Racking up extra-base knocks
1BBoston Red Sox  AA
August 2, 2022
Kavadas has hit .333/.490/.744 with 10 home runs and a 20:25 BB:K since being promoted to High-A Greenville in late June.
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