The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a great situation as the trade deadline nears.
Boston is not only poised to make a run at the playoffs, but is also gifted with sheaves of talent lurking in its farm system.
Baseball America’s Jim Callis ranked Boston’s farm system as the fifth-best in the majors entering the 2013 season. The up-and-comers have done nothing to discredit his ranking, so let's take a look.
Note: The following players were the top-10 ranked prospects entering the season, according to Baseball America.
Players recently drafted by the Red Sox are not included on this list as they do not have any minor league statistics. If you would like more information about Boston’s most recent additions to the minor league system via the draft, look at their scouting profiles on B/R.