The Boston Red Sox farm system again is highly regarded, largely because of the club’s organizational depth.
ESPN.com’s Keith Law recently concluded that Boston has Major League Baseball’s fifth-best minor league system, trailing only the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros and New York Mets. One reason is the Red Sox have excellent top-tier prospects and very intriguing lower-level farmhands.
By now, most Red Sox fans are familiar with Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez and the rest of Boston’s high-profile prospects. The Sox have several other notable minor leaguers, though. And some of those lesser-known prospects could make noise in 2015.
So what determines who is “under the radar” as far as prospects go? Well, it’s subjective. But let’s eliminate any of the Red Sox’s top 10 prospects — as determined by SoxProspects.com — and anyone who already has been hyped to some extent. In other words, Deven Marrero (No. 11), Trey Ball (No.11) and Sean Coyle (No. 13) won’t be found on this list despite falling outside the top 10.
The following 10 Red Sox prospects are worth monitoring this season, even if you’re unfamiliar with them right now.
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