Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Organizational Prospects Revealed


Looking at the top ten prospects in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.

Through strong moves and a patient approach over the past few seasons, the Boston Red Sox are loaded with young talent throughout the organization. Among the teams in Major League Baseball, few have the extreme organizational depth that the Red Sox possess.

Current big league talent like Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts get most of the attention, and for good reason. Bogaerts and Betts lead an impressive crop of young talent on the Red Sox major league roster. Both players are stars in the making, and will help lead the Boston Red Sox franchise for many years.

As great as Bogaerts and Betts are, they are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Red Sox young talent. Look into the Red Sox minor league system, and you will find a goldmine of talent.

Arguably the leader in prospect evaluations, Baseball America is among the most trusted sources when it comes to minor league prospects. Their lists are incredibly useful when looking at the strength of an organization. Well, Baseball America has been releasing their top 10 organizational lists recently, and on Wednesday, we got a look at the loaded Red Sox system.

Here is how Baseball America ranked the Red Sox top 10 prospects:

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Not many surprises here on the list. Yoan Moncada comes in at the top, and is clearly one of the top prospects in the entire game. We will keep an eye out for the Baseball America Top 100 prospect throughout the league, but Moncada figures to be featured prominently in that. His combination of raw athleticism and natural baseball skills are incredibly impressive.

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While extremely talented, the Red Sox top prospects are extremely young and mostly far away from making their big league debuts. Moncada is a type of talent who could raise through the system quickly, as could guys like Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi. Devers is likely a top 40ish prospect in the game, while Benintendi is probably in the top 50-60.

Anderson Espinoza came in at number four on this list, and he is one of the most exciting players in the system. At only 17-years-old, Espinoza has a way to go before he ever plays at Fenway Park, but his natural stuff is incredibly exciting. He has legitimate ace level stuff. Espinoza is a borderline top 100 prospect right now, but do not be surprised if he flies up those kind of list throughout the upcoming season. Some serious upside here.

We start to see some players closer to the big leagues the further we get down the list. Brian Johnson and Deven Marrero have already made their big league debuts. Marrero is a solid player, but his upside is relatively limited in a crowded Red Sox infield. Johnson is a good pitcher who could really become a solid middle of the rotation guy for the Red Sox in the near future.

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Even after trading away four very good prospects in the Craig Kimbrel trade, the Red Sox have a strong minor league system. These guys in the top ten lead the way, but the system as a whole is extremely deep. The Red Sox have talent coming from all directions and positions. Their impressive minor league system has them set up for the success not only now, but for many years.