Minors: Ryan Lavarnway profile, top 11
"I have no doubt he could go up [to the majors] and handle it offensively with his approach and swing," Red Sox director of player development Mike Hazen told WEEI's Alex Speier recently.A sixth-round pick in the 2008 draft out of Yale, Lavarnway put up consecutive 20-homer seasons in the minors in 2009 and 2010, with 102 RBIs in 2010 between high-Class A and Double-A. This season, he already has hit 30 homers between Double-A and Triple-A while posting a .372 on-base percentage.
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