Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sox Place Five In ESPN's Top 100 Prospects's Keith Law has announced his Top 100 Prospects and five players in the Red Sox organization made the list. Not surprisingly, catcher Blake Swihart (generally regarded as the best backstop prospect in all of baseball) was the most highly ranked—at #10 on Law's list. Next up—at #20—was 6'6" LHP Henry Owens. Another left-hander—Eduardo Rodriguez (acquired in the Andrew Miller deal)—came in at #29. Further down the list were 3B Rafael Devers at #55 and speedy OF Manuel Margot at #70. Having this many prospects in the Top 100 is particularly impressive considering other young Red Sox players who've already tasted The Show (e.g., Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo) are not eligible for this list.