Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/4/13
The Red Sox’ Double-A and Triple-A farm teams both open their seasons on Tuesday night with much interest from members around the organization. The Double-A Sea Dogs open at home against Trenton while the Triple-A Paw Sox open on the road in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. For Portland, shortstop Xander Boegarts and catcher Christian Vazquez are drawing a lot of attention. They are both homegrown products who look to boost the Sea Dogs’ lineup before making their way to the major leagues. Down in Pawtucket, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the pitching staff. Knuckleballer Steven Wright comes off a successful 2012 campaign (2.57 ERA) and looks to make his case for a shot with the Boston club. Allen Webster and southpaw Chris Hernandez are also two hurlers looking to have successful seasons and potentially make it to the next level. Anytime homegrown prospects begin to become major-league ready, there is excitement throughout the organization. Check out Peter Abraham‘s analysis of the Sox’ prospects in the video above.
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