First-Quarter Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 10 Prospects

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First-Quarter Stock Up, Stock Down for Boston Red Sox's Top 10 Prospects
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It's hard to believe, but the first quarter for the 2014 MLB season is nearly in the books, and this milestone marks a good time to take stock of the overall value of the Boston Red Sox's Top 10 prospects.

For most MiLB hitters, we now have a sample size of 120-plus PA from which to judge their 2014 campaigns. Most starting pitching prospects have at least seven starts under their belts. While these numbers aren't large enough to hold true predictive value in most cases, they do give us a better idea of how these players' strengths and weaknesses are changing or holding true through the year's early months.

Considering we just shook these rankings up in a big way a few weeks ago, I'm going to hold off on reordering the Sox's prospects this week. But in addition to looking at their performances over the past week, I will give an account of whether their value is up or down compared to where it sat at the beginning of the year. Overall, you should be left with the impression that Boston's system is performing quite well so far in 2014.

Players who have exceeded 130 PA or 50 innings pitched in the majors are not eligible for these rankings.

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