Boston Red Sox: Ryan Kalish and the 5 Best Hitters in the Farm System

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Boston Red Sox: Ryan Kalish and the 5 Best Hitters in the Farm System
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Ryan Kalish made quite a splash for the Boston Red Sox last season when he hit two grand slams in one month during his rookie season. If anything happens to the current outfielding core (another J.D. Drew phantom injury, perhaps), don't be surprised to see Kalish back in Boston.

After achieving mythical status as a high-schooler in New Jersey by not swinging and missing at a pitch for an entire season, Kalish was selected in the ninth round by Boston in 2006.

Last season, Kalish was named the Red Sox Rookie of the Year after collecting 41 hits and 10 stolen bases as on the youngest players in the American League.

This season, it was projected that Kalish would become the first player in Red Sox history to hit 20 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season. Kalish hasn't gotten that chance yet, but when he does, he could be a force.

Kalish is the top hitting prospect in the farm leagues right now for Boston, but there's plenty of offensive talent surrounding him just waiting for their chance in the big leagues.

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