Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Mookie Betts

In the 2011 MLB draft, the Red Sox were applauded for their first round picks. They selected: Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, and Jackie Bradley Jr. All four of these men were considered great picks as Barnes dominated the Big East, Swihart was considered the best catcher in the draft, Owens drew comparisons to Randy Johnson, and Bradley led the Gamecocks to a national championship...
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Johnny Manziel Makes Surprise Appearance At Red Sox Spring Training (Photos)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Johnny Manziel, who recently chose to be represented by Fenway Sports Management, made a surprise appearance at Boston Red Sox spring training at JetBlue Park on Saturday. Manziel, perhaps more commonly known as “Johnny Football,” stopped by Fenway South wearing a No. 2 Red Sox jersey. The Texas A&M quarterback and NFL draft prospect, who was accompanied...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Second Base Outlook: Mookie Betts Turning Heads In Minors

The Boston Red Sox left no doubts about their future at second base last season by signing Dustin Pedroia to a long-term contract extension that will keep him in Boston through 2021. Pedroia’s extension seemed inevitable despite the Red Sox’s recent reluctance to hand out lucrative, long-term contracts. The four-time All-Star is the heart and soul of the Red Sox, and Pedroia’s...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Depth of Red Sox Farm System Provides Flexibility For Future

Winning consecutive World Series championships is a daunting challenge in today’s era of Major League Baseball. It is so rare that the last team to accomplish the feat was the New York Yankees, which captured a third straight crown in 2000. Bolstered by a strong core of veteran players, and a deep rotation and bullpen, the Boston Red Sox appear legitimately poised to repeat in...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects Flying Under Radar Could Turn Heads In 2014 (Photos)

One thing has become clear recently: The Boston Red Sox’ minor league system is stacked. ESPN’s Keith Law released his minor league system rankings this week, and the Red Sox ranked fifth among Major League Baseball’s 30 teams — trailing only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. According to Law, the Red Sox have an excellent top 10 prospects...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Fifth In Keith Law’s 2014 ESPN Minor League Rankings

The Boston Red Sox are one of the deepest organizations in Major League Baseball. Keith Law’s 2014 minor league rankings over at ESPN are the latest reminder. Law ranked the Red Sox fifth in his 2014 rankings of minor league talent. Only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs have better farm systems than the Red Sox, according to Law. Law’s...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Farm System Wins Again

The Red Sox take pride in their farm system, which has historically produced some truly amazing players for us. No doubt, last year's World Series team couldn't have done it without the help from numerous prospects who stepped up throughout the year, whether for a short stint or a more permanent one. released their Top 100 Prospects list last week, and it's no...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Feature Nine Prospects In Top 100

Your Boston Red Sox dominate the Top 100 Prospects list for 2014—as compiled by the folks at There are a total of nine players in Carmine Hose on the list—with Xander Bogaerts slotted in at the #2 overall spot. Big left-handed starter Henry Owens shows up next on the list at #30, followed by Jackie Bradley, Jr. at #33, Allen Webster at #46, Garin Cecchini at #57, Blake...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Betts Is a Sure Bet

According to Jonathan Mayo of Baseball America, Red Sox 2B prospect Mookie Betts is ranked the #3 second base prospects in all of baseball. Betts, who started 2013 in Greenville before being promoted mid-season to Salem, put up good numbers last year. In 76 games for Greenville, Betts hit .296/.418/. 895 with 7 HRs, 39 RBIs and 20 SBs. While with Salem for 51 games, he...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Rosa eyeing breakout campaign in '14

The Red Sox showcased some of their best prospects -- and even a cornerstone new veteran -- at Saturday's annual New Stars for Young Stars event on behalf of the Jimmy Fund. Off in the corner, shooting pool with youngsters, was infielder Mookie Betts -- an exciting athlete who should have fans buzzing in a couple of years. Plus, the man who has been talked about so much this...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New Stars For Young Stars Jimmy Fund Event

Britton, Swihart, DeLa Rosa, Betts, Pierzynski (FN Photo)This morning, the Boston Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund joined forces to help the fight against cancer. The Ninth Annual New Stars For Young Stars event at Jillian's Boston is yet another example how this organization truly gives back to the community. Red Sox prospects Rubby De La Rosa (P), Blake Swihart (C), Mookie Betts...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Top 10 Prospects of 2014

Baseball America has released its list of top 10 Red Sox prospects for 2014, and it looks like a few of them will actually be Major League starters. Look out for these up-and-comers next season. 1. Xander Boagerts, SS/3B No surprise here that he's No. 1! After rising to the occasion of the World Series, Bogaerts will definitely be holding down a spot in the...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of Boston Red Sox Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Red Sox, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Updated: 11...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Success Rates of Arizona Fall League All Stars

Players are sent to the Arizona Fall League for all sorts of reasons. The MLB-owned prospect-laden fall league serves as a domestic winter league, and so teams use it as they wish. But once you are selected as an all-star, an AFL Rising Star, you’ve got a unique stamp of approval, something akin to being an all-star in a league of all-stars. And now that the Rising Stars game has...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox future shining bright in Arizona Fall League

Sox prospect Garin Cecchini is hitting .283 with an OBP of .449 for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. (Photo courtesy of Jason Wise/ Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The Arizona Fall League wraps up this week with just four games to go for each team, including today’s action. Boston has eight prospects in the league – four position players and four...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Learns From The Red Sox

Standing in between Arizona Fall League All-Star teammates Byron Buxton and man-child Jorge Alfaro is Boston’s soon-to-be-star: Mookie Betts. Maybe you didn’t notice the 5’9″ second baseman or his less-than-impressive numbers when you were scanning the AFL leaders, but that would be a mistake. Because the last time he struggled, he made adjustments that lead to a tear that...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Are Ranked #1 In Farm System Strength

Not only is the present bright for the Boston Red Sox organization, but the near future is as well. According to the influential Baseball America website, the Red Sox have the strongest farm system in baseball. The site decided to "compile a rough guide to the most bountiful farm systems—or at least those most likely to pay dividends in the near future—using the 2013 league...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recaps 10-26-13

No Cub did much of importance, but here they are anyway. Surprise 6 @ Mesa 1 Albert Almora: 0-4 Albert Almora flies out to right fielder Dariel Alvarez. Albert Almora grounds out, second baseman Mookie Betts to first baseman Brett Nicholas. Albert Almora strikes out swinging Albert Almora grounds out to first baseman Brett Nicholas. Jorge Soler: 1-4, K Jorge Soler doubles (4)...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Daily Links Around The Web 10/12

Daily Links   ESPN Boston The Sox definitely do have some great prospects. I'm most looking forward to Mookie Betts next season. Here is what Gomes has to say about the up and coming ALCS...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts Among Red Sox’ 2013 Minor League Award Winners

The Red Sox announced their 2013 minor league award winners Saturday. Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero were among those who received hardware for their contributions this season. The awards were selected by the Red Sox’ baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors. It’s been a successful season for the major league club, but the...
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Daily Links Around The Web 9/15

Daily Links   ESPN Boston Napoli has been a key contributor as of late and hopefully he doesn't ever cool down this year. Though the season is winding down, Lester is only getting started...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Is A Baseball America All-Star

(Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts has made the prestigious Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team as the starting shortstop. Bogaerts was the only representative from the Boston organization to make the team—although 2B Mookie Betts and SP Henry Owens made the second team. The publication lists Bogaerts as the sixth best overall prospect...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Salem Red Sox Wins Carolina Title

Photo Courtesy of Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Twitter - @ConorJF1016 The Boston Red Sox Single-A affiliate in Salem, Virginia, the Salem Red Sox, won the Carolina League title by completing a sweep of the Potomac Nationals with a 6-4 victory according to According to, this is the 5th Carolina League championship and first since becoming...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Daily Links Around The Web 8/30

Daily Links    ESPN Boston Things aren't looking good for my favorite color commentator. Won't be seeing him for a while... As much as it pains me to say this, Papi had played like dirt lately, not a dirt dog, just...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Mookie Betts Named Top "Fringe" Prospect

(Photo by John Corneau/Lowell Spinners)You might call it a dubious distinction, but the influential website has named Red Sox minor league second-baseman Mookie Betts as their top "fringe" prospect of the week. In fact, Betts has appeared on this list for six consecutive weeks. The site defines "fringe" in a more positive light than you might first...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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