Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/31/12
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 a fine year this season, hitting for average and power in the process of reaching Double-A Portland. There are plenty who believe that he could reach the majors as early as late 2013, and some even think he could be Jacoby Ellsbury's successor if the current big league center fielder walks following the 2013 season. UConn product Matt Barnes follows at No. 3, and Allen Webster, who was acquired in the August mega deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sits at fourth on the list. Check out Baseball America's top 10 Red Sox prospects below, and get more information on the list and the Boston farm system by clicking here. 1. Xander Bogaerts, SS2. Jackie Bradley, OF3. Matt Barnes, RHP4. Allen Webster, RHP5. Henry Owens, LHP6. Blake Swihart, C7. Garrin Cecchini, 3B8. Bryce Brentz, OF9. Jose Iglesias, SS10. Deven Marrero, SS
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Joe Philbin not worried about being fired

NFL deciding how to share random PSI data during season

Report: LeSean McCoy has tear in hamstring

Report: Jay Cutler expected to play hurt against Raiders

Report: Marshawn Lynch not likely to play against Lions

WATCH: Adrien Broner uses Bruce Jenner zinger after win


ESPN explains reason for Dabo Swinney interview error

Brian Kelly: Kizer made right call on 2-point play

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

Tommy Tuberville returned to Auburn, lined up at Tiger Walk

WATCH: Arizona State pushes pile 20 yards on TD run

Jim McElwain still won't name Will Grier Florida's starter

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker