Monday, October 28, 2013

Red Sox Are Ranked #1 In Farm System Strength

Not only is the present bright for the Boston Red Sox organization, but the near future is as well. According to the influential Baseball America website, the Red Sox have the strongest farm system in baseball. The site decided to "compile a rough guide to the most bountiful farm systems—or at least those most likely to pay dividends in the near future—using the 2013 league prospect rankings as a guide." Using this rubric, Boston is ranked #1—with MLB-ready or near-ready stars like Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Allen Webster, Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Antony Ranaudo, Garin Cecchini, Brandon Workman, Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero. A distant second is the Houston Astros organization, followed by the Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Royals. The first AL East rival to show up is the Toronto Blue Jays—tied for 11th spot.