|WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE|
|Org Rank||Name||DOB||Position||Assigned Team|
|1||Xander Bogaerts||10/1/1992||ss||Portland Sea Dogs (AA)|
|2||Jackie Bradley||4/19/1990||of||Boston Red Sox|
|3||Matt Barnes||6/17/1990||rhp||Portland Sea Dogs (AA)|
|4||Allen Webster||2/10/1990||rhp||Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)|
|5||Henry Owens||7/21/1992||lhp||Salem Red Sox (HiA)|
|6||Blake Swihart||4/3/1992||c||Salem Red Sox (HiA)|
|7||Garin Cecchini||4/20/1991||3b||Salem Red Sox (HiA)|
|8||Bryce Brentz||12/30/1988||of||Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)|
|9||Jose Iglesias||1/5/1990||ss||Boston Red Sox|
|10||Deven Marrero||8/25/1990||ss||Salem Red Sox (HiA)|
HE’S WHERE? The biggest surprise among Red Sox prospect assignments was OF Jackie Bradley making the big league club. Other than that, all of the system’s best prospects landed exactly where expected. SS Deven Marrero skipped a level and will begin his first full pro season in high Class A Salem, but that was according to plan so SS Jose Vinicio could play regularly at low Class A Greenville.
WHO’S MISSING? Boston’s prospects are remarkably healthy, with not a significant injury keeping anyone out of action. Even OF Bryce Brentz, who shot himself in the leg while cleaning a gun in January, is ready to play on opening day for Triple-A Pawtucket.
GO SEE: Double-A Portland features the system’s top prospect (SS Xander Bogaerts), arguably its best pitching prospect (RHP Matt Barnes), two arms the Red Sox have high hopes for (RHPs Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman) and a pair of sleepers (C Christian Vazquez, 1B Travis Shaw).