Yoan Moncada

Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada slams first professional homer

John Tomase
May 30, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Saturday night hasn't been all bad for the Red Sox. Prospect Yoan Moncada hit his first home run. Playing for Single-A Greenville, Moncada went 2 for 4 with a homer and double in an 8-4 victory over Lexington. Moncada's homer, his first as a pro, came with one on in the sixth inning off of left-hander Foster Griffin, a first-round pick of the Royals in 2014. The two hits upped his average to .265 and he also drove in three runs. The Red Sox signed Moncada to a record $31.5 million bonus as an amateur out of Cuba this winter. He was considered not only a first-round talent, but a player skilled enough to be likened to a No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Here's the box score for Moncada's game.