2015 Red Sox: From Worst to First to Worst to First?

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Continue to Invest in Youth

Sep 4, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman

Brock Holt

(26) rounds the bases on his home run during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

One bright spot that we have seen from the Red Sox in this mostly disastrous season is the infusion of youth into the roster, which has payed instant dividends.

Rookie utility man Brock Holt currently leads the team in hitting with a .281 average, outfielder Mookie Betts has impressed at the plate and, especially, in the field with his defense, and pitching debuts from highly-touted prospects like Anthony Ranaudo and Matt Barnes have given fans hope for the future.

Other players like catcher Christian Vazquez and pitcher Rubby De La Rosa have also contributed greatly during a rough period for the Red Sox, and many other prospects are waiting eagerly for their chance on the big league roster.

While the Red Sox are preparing for a big offseason, it should not be at the cost of the many blue-chip prospects that have proven themselves worthy of Major League playing time.