Boston's farm system has been a source of debate for quite a few seasons now. While they've turned out some great product, it seems there's always more hype surrounding players than there should be.
The same could be said for Will Middlebrooks entering 2012. Only thing is, he's proving he's the real deal. Sometimes players deserve the hype.
So, here's a look back at 15 of Boston's most hyped and heralded prospects of all time.