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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Law: Bogaerts No. 2 prospect in baseball

By ESPNBoston.com



On Tuesday, Keith Law ranked the 30 farm systems, with the Red Sox coming in at No. 5 overall. Next up is his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball (Insider access).

The Red Sox are well represented, with seven prospects in Law’s top 100, starting with shortstop Xander Bogaerts at No. 2 overall behind Twins outfield Byron Buxton.

Here’s part of what Law writes about Bogaerts:

For all of Bogaerts' tools -- and he has many -- it was his patient approach at the plate that stood out in the Aruban's brief major league stint in 2013. Bogaerts has explosive potential as a hitter, as the ball comes off his bat exceptionally well, and the fact he sees the ball so well and makes good decisions as a hitter bodes well for his ability to adjust to major league pitching if he's handed an everyday job in 2014.


To read the rest of Law's write-up of Bogaerts, and to see full reports of all of the Top 100, click here.

Here are the other six Red Sox prospects in Law’s top 100.

No. 42, LHP Henry Owens
No. 51, OF Jackie Bradley Jr.
No. 53, 3B Garin Cechhini
No. 56, C Blake Swihart
No. 61, 2B Mookie Betts
No. 89, RHP Matt Barnes