Mar 20, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the stadium before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Just what is the determinant for my version of a Red Sox minor league All-Star? The criteria is simple: No major league service time and that excludes several performers at Pawtucket who had exceptional seasons; most notably is Brian Johnson, who had one lone appearance in Boston.
The glut of talent at certain positions also makes it necessary to just designate a player as infield or outfield without an assigned position. Shortstop, in particular, could have several worthy candidates.
During the season BSI has produced many articles on the farm system and particular players who may be recognizable names in the future or relegated to the prospects dust bin. As a minor league junkie, I enjoy reading the online sports sections of the papers where the Red Sox have farm clubs and catching a game when possible.
So some of my selections may be a bit off the beaten trail for prospects, but during the season they grabbed my attention. And some selections are the ones that you would expect to be top of the line prospect.