Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/16/14
Profile One of the more highly anticipated Major League prospects set for his first full season is Xander Bogaerts, Boston’s top prospect. The 21-year-old shortstop played well in his first taste of the big leagues last September, going .250/.320/.364 in 50 regular season plate appearances and .296/.412/.481 in 34 postseason plate appearances. Most notable in Bogaerts’ debut was his plate discipline, walking 11 times overall and averaging 4.1 pitches per plate appearance – which would’ve ranked 20th in the majors had he qualified. Bogaerts displayed good power and plate discipline in his minor league seasons, so it’s good to see that the shortstop carried over one of his skills while the other one will come as he ages. Pundits Of the three prospect sources I look at most often – ESPN’s Keith Law, Baseball Prospectus’ Jason Parks and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis – Bogaerts comes in at second on all three lists. At a position that’s loaded with top-tier prospects Bogaerts is...
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