Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ESPN's Law Ranks Red Sox Farm System #5

ESPN.com's Keith Law published his ranking of the 30 MLB farm systems and the Red Sox are pegged at #5. (full article access requires subscription). For what it's worth, Law places the Houston Astros in the #1 spot, while The Evil Empire rests comfortably at #20. Here's what Law says about your Carmine Hose:"5. Boston Red Sox. They rival Houston for the best top 10 of any team, with as many prospects on the top 100 as the Astros have, and while they don't have Houston's depth, Boston's system is pretty deep, with at least a half-dozen pitching prospects who reasonably project (that is, not just pie-in-the-sky forecasting) as No. 4 starters or better. And that ignores the part about their best prospects being position players who hit and most of whom play very good defense. When a defensive whiz like Christian Vazquez, a catcher who can hit a little, can't crack your top 10, you're doing a lot of things right."