Red Sox Prospect Watch: Minor League Baseball starts
By Mike El-Far
With Minor League Baseball underway, many Red Sox prospects are trying to develop their skills. Here is an update on the state of the farm system.
The month of April is filled with hope. Every team has the same chance, theoretically, to win a championship. As the season progresses, certain players get their chance to be on the national stage and showcase why they play professional baseball.
In the first week of the regular season, a top 10 prospect has already been called up to the major league roster. Also, there is a new No. 1 prospect in the Boston Red Sox farm system after last night’s game.
While the current state of the farm system pales in comparison to just a year ago, there are still some bright spots. There is a current “three-headed monster” of prospects that leads this class. And below that, there are a couple players in the top 10 who can be an impact player for Boston a couple years down the road.
With the Red Sox having one of the youngest teams in baseball, they do not need prospects to help out with the team. Even so, it is very important to keep tabs on these players. If they are very successful, they have a shot of getting themselves in the lineup. If not, there is always the chance they could be flipped for major league talent.
Keeping with the format for this slideshow that started last week, let us start by looking at the major league roster.