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Friday, October 11, 2013
Sox talent all over 'top prospects' lists

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- While the focus is obviously on the task at hand, the ALCS, the future is always a major consideration for the Red Sox, and the just released rankings of Baseball America’s top 20 prospects in each minor league reflect just how successful a year the Sox had in developing talent.

Baseball America will release its Eastern League top prospects next Tuesday, which will mean even a few more names for the Sox, who already have 11 players represented on the BA lists, with one player -- second baseman Mookie Betts -- listed at two different levels.

Here’s the rundown:

Triple-A International League [Pawtucket]: 1. Xander Bogaerts, SS; 8. Jackie Bradley Jr., OF; 13. Allen Webster, RHP.

Class A Carolina League [Salem]: 4. Henry Owens, LHP; 5. Blake Swihart, C; 6. Garin Cecchini, 3B; 7. Betts, 2B; 13. Deven Marrero, SS.

Low A South Atlantic League [Greenville]: 8. Betts, 2B.

Short-season A New York-Penn League [Lowell]: 7. Manuel Margot, OF; 15. Jamie Callahan, RHP.

Rookie Gulf Coast League: 9. Wendell Rijo, 2B.