After roaring out of the gate to a 20-8 record, the Boston Red Sox have slowed down recently, losing eight of their past 10 games. Fortunately during this trying time, fans have been able to be distracted by the activity of Boston’s minor league prospects, whose stock is important enough to be monitored regularly.
The team is deeply invested in player development, and loaded with a variety of prospects who are being counted on to become part of the future. Baseball America’s Jim Callis even ranked Boston’s farm system as the fifth-best in the majors entering the 2013 season.
The recent struggles of the Red Sox have been compounded by a string of injuries. As the team continues to sort out how they will proceed, it must be reassuring to know there is such depth in the minors.
Click through for a stock update on the Red Sox’s top 10 prospects for Week 6 of the 2013 season.
The following players are the top 10 ranked prospects according to Baseball America.