Found February 22, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox’ lineup against Northeastern on Thursday was packed with minor leaguers, but two of the club’s farmhands likely jumped off the scorecard for most Boston fans. Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. were penciled in to the Sox’ starting nine, with Bradley playing center field and batting third and Bogaerts playing third base and batting sixth. Each doubled in the contest as Boston cruised to an 11-1 victory over its collegiate foe, and manager John Farrell couldn’t help but enjoy what he saw from the organization’s two top prospects. “A little bit of a glimpse into the future,” a smiling Farrell told reporters after the game. “I thought [Bogaerts] played easily at third… and the one play that Bradley had [in the outfield], we were able to quickly see what everyone else has raved about. And the precision to his route and jumps was impressive.” Expectations are extremely high for Bogaerts and Bradley. Both players were listed on MLB.com’s recent Top 100 Prospects list — Bogaer
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