Jose Iglesias Already Turning Heads With Red Sox at Spring Training No Red Sox fan was excited to hear the words “bridge year,” but Jose Iglesias still leaves fans with extremely high hopes for the future.

Iglesias, 19, is working with the Red Sox this spring and has already impressed reporters and scouts with his quick hands on the infield. After defecting from Cuba last year, he signed with the Red Sox in September.

NESN baseball analyst Peter Gammons sheds some light on Iglesias, comparing his situation to other baseball players who have traveled a similar path. He also spoke to Iglesias’ ability to field ground balls.

“Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told me last summer that their people thought that Iglesias was the best defensive shortstop they’d ever seen,” Gammons said. “And I thought, wait a minute, you’ve had Omar Vizquel play for you. And he said [the Rangers] showed Vizquel video of Iglesias, and he said, ‘That’s me.'”

Watch the entire discussion below, and stick around until the very end to catch a glimpse of the Red Sox’ youngest prospect (you may recognize his last name).