Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bogaerts Named #1 SS Prospect By MLB.com

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All of us in The Nation already knew that Xander Bogaerts was the best young shortstop in the major leagues. Now, the rest of the country is catching up. MLB.com has named the 21-year old Bogaerts as the #1 shortstop prospect in all of baseball. The 6'3", 185 pound native of San Nicolas, Aruba became the youngest postseason starter in Red Sox history in 2013. In Game Three of The Fall Classic, he became the 3rd-youngest player to hit a World Series triple—trailing a couple of guys named Ty Cobb and Mickey Mantle. In 12 postseason games, Bogaerts hit .296, with a .412 OBP and an .893 OPS. Depending upon whether Boston signs back Stephen Drew, the Bogaerts Era at Fenway could soon be in full swing (so to speak),