As an organization hyper-focused on building for the future, the Boston Red Sox have built up a nice stable group of prospects as they look beyond the 2013 season. While they obviously would like to do well this year, the team is also being constructed with one eye on the future.
GM Ben Cherington has steadfastly refused to part with top prospects in exchange for higher-priced veterans, and while this proposition can be risky due to the fickle nature of projecting prospects’ minor league production on the MLB level, it shows that the Sox are (for once) concerned about something beyond this season.
Let’s take a position by position look at the top prospects in the system, and what each player brings to the table. A huge assist goes to soxprospects.com, a site with comprehensive rankings and scouting reports on each player in the Sox’s farm system.