Boston Red Sox: Predictions for 10 Prospects in 2012

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Boston Red Sox: Predictions for 10 Prospects in 2012
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Despite being a somewhat young team, the Boston Red Sox do have some aging stars (Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, Marco Scutaro, to name a few). As contracts come to an end, we whip out our tissues, say teary goodbyes and let the young guns from the farm fill the voids (but, they can never fill the voids left in our hearts!).

Despite what the team may do or what the front office may say, Boston is in a transition period. The last of the 2003-2008 core is starting to move on, and the farm is getting ready to spit out some new MLB-ready talent. So, it seems only natural to analyze what Boston actually has waiting in the wings.

However, there is something I have noticed through the reader comments, and it is something I have been guilty of in the past. As fans, everyone has their own interpretation of how much value a prospect has.

Generally, prospects are overvalued, occasionally they are undervalued. Very rarely are things just right.

With that realization, I decided I wanted to write an article for everyone! Each slide represents the worst possible outcome for that particular prospect (for the undervaluers), the most likely outcome (for the realists), and the best possible outcome (for the dreamers).

Each outcome represents a possible prediction of what could happen to the prospect during the 2012 season.

As a side note, this is my personal top 10 ordering for the Boston Red Sox prospects. Some of the may argue with my ordering, and that is fine. However, the real focal point of the article is intended to be the predictions and not ordering.

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