Recent rumors of an imminent big league debut for the Boston Red Sox''s top prospect, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, proved to be untrue, as the 20-year-old still bides his time in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Despite the delayed debut, the top of the Red Sox farm system is doing fine. Along with the big league club's first place standing, Boston once again has a baseball team worth boasting about.
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.
The following players were the top-10 ranked prospects entering the season, according to Baseball America.
Please note: Players recently drafted by the Red Sox will not be included, as they do not have any statistics to draw from. If you would like more information about Boston’s most recent additions to the minor league system via the draft, have a look at their scouting profiles right here on B/R.