Found October 31, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox are coming off two painfully embarrassing seasons, and while fans will rightfully expect things to be turned around quickly, they can also take solace in the fact that the farm system is getting stronger. The Red Sox' top 10 prospects list was unveiled on BaseballAmerica.com on Wednesday, and the Boston list is as impressive as it's been in a long time. There shouldn't be much surprise as to who leads the way. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts is the No. 1 choice from Baseball America. The 20-year-old shortstop was the club's offensive minor league player of the year in 2012 after hitting .307 with 20 home runs and 81 RBIs while seeing time in both Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland. Bogaerts, who represented the organization at the Futures Game this summer in Kansas City, is believed to have All-Star potential. Jackie Bradley Jr., who was the club's 2012 minor league defensive player of the year, found himself in the second spot. He had...
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