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Red Sox Organization Report

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Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter. Jacoby Ellsbury got 116 big league at-bats, hitting .353/.394/.509 and prompting his inclusion on the postseason roster. Justin Masterson plowed his way to Double-A in his first season, and Bubba Bell and Aaron Bates put up mad numbers in the thin air of high Class A Lancaster.

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Red Sox Organization Report

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Ryan Dent, an 18-year-old shortstop (no relation to Yankees villain Bucky Dent) out of Wilson High in Long Beach was one of the most athletic players in the 2007 draft. Clocked at 4.1 seconds to first base out of the righthanded batter's box, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit .474 with 29 RBIs and 28 steals. The Sox selected him No. 62 overall.

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Red Sox Organization Report

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The Red Sox' list of pitching prospects would look markedly different without the supplemental first round of the 2005 draft. First came Clay Buchholz with the 42nd overall pick. He's regarded as the organization's top pitching prospect. But not far behind is the man picked just five spots later. Righthander Michael Bowden opened 2007 by building smartly on a solid 2006.

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