Eric D. Schabell
A Dutch national, one of the best prospects in baseball, and currently tearing up Triple-A pitching.
The question is for how long?
He is being compared to Manny Machado who is called "...one of the most electrifying players in the majors."
Xander Bogaerts has gone through the Red Sox farm system like a whirlwind. He torched the pitching at Portland SeaDogs, hitting .311 with a .909 OPS to earn a quick promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. Since promoting he has 7 homers in his first 29 games.
He is knocking on the door, but there are a few things in the way of a promotion.
First off he is playing shortstop, which will be vacated once Stephen Drew leaves town, but Jose Iglesias will slide over to that position. This leaves the Red Sox with an opening for him at third base if they decide what they will do with Will Middlebrooks who was demoted this year back to Triple-A.
There is room for Xander Bogaerts to take third base and he has worked on b...