The calendar has officially turned to May, and with it we see changes in how the Boston Red Sox's top 10 prospects stack up against one another. While there was a major reorganization last week thanks to the graduations of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., this week brings changes too, as Blake Swihart gets a bump amid his impressive beginning to the 2014 season.
We're also beginning to see some more meaningful patterns in the performance of players in the mid- to upper minors, and even if the sample sizes aren't big enough to have predictive value yet, we can still discern some meaning from trends and scouting profiles. It's still too early to undergo a major re-ranking, but it's not too early to suggest changes that may come in the weeks to follow.
Players who have exceeded 130 PA or 50 innings pitched in the majors are not eligible for these rankings.