2013 Organization Talent Rankings: Cardinals Rank No. 1
As a cap to our offseason prospect rankings, we line up the minor league talent in every organization from 1-30. Baseball America’s annual organization talent rankings reflect the total worth [...]
Ask BA: Does Clint Frazier Draw Mike Trout Comps?
Could Loganville (Ga.) HS outfielder Clint Frazier be the next Mike Trout and/or the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft? Where would Rubby de la Rosa rank among Red Sox prospects if he were eligible? How did the Royals take Luke Hochevar with the top choice in the 2006 draft?
Bringing Heat Not Necessary For Boston’s Hernandez
Red Sox righthander Chris Hernandez doesn't light up the radar gun, but he's managed to have success without relying on velocity.
Which prospects will headline the 2014 Top 100 Prospects list? Which farm systems will have the most Top 100 Prospects next year? Who are the best prospects slated to play in the low Class A South Atlantic League this season?
Which prospects also received votes for the Top 100 list, and what were their highest rankings? Which players are poised to make the biggest leaps from within and outside the Top 100 a year from now? Why is Tigers third baseman/outfielder Nick Castellanos ranked so far ahead of Orioles middle infielder Jonathan Schoop?
Knuckler Gets Wright Attention In Boston
After righthander Steven Wright was drafted in the second round by the Indians in 2006, he never had a chance to make a meaningful impression on farm director John Farrell. He had mono and never pitched that summer, and Farrell left after the season to become pitching coach of the Red Sox.<br/><br/>Almost seven years later, Wright has been reunited with Farrell.
Holt Brings Versatility To Boston
The Red Sox were willing to part with four young players in order to acquire all-star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pirates, but that willingness came with a condition: getting back middle infield prospect Brock Holt.
Red Sox Take Protective Measure With Vazquez
Christian Vazquez posted modest offensive numbers, but the Red Sox felt they needed to add him to the 40-man roster.
Prospect Battles Lead To Some Tough Calls
One of my favorite tasks is putting together my personal Top 50 list for our annual Prospect Handbook. Doing so means that our signature book is nearing completion. And it also forces me to make tough calls stacking up similar prospects against one another. Here are some of the more difficult decisions from this year:
Injuries Slow Down Boston’s Kalish
A frustrating series of injuries have set back Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish
Healthy Season Critical For Cecchini
Garin Cecchini stayed on the field and stole plenty of bases for the Red Sox in 2012.
Adjustments Help Brentz’s Power Play
Some hitting adjustments helped Red Sox outfielder Bryce Brentz tap into his power.
Wilson Getting Closer To Boston
Alex Wilson found it hard to resist the widespread conclusion when he was moved from the rotation to the bullpen in April that he was on a fast track to the big leagues.
Bogaerts Excels At Young Age For Red Sox
Picking the Best Player, Best Pitcher and one to Keep An Eye On from the Red Sox farm system.
Boston’s Restrictions Push Workman
After developing a dominant cutter as a junior at Texas, the Red Sox didn't let him throw it for most of the 2011 season to help him focus on other aspects of his game.
Scouts Notice Lavarnway’s Defense
Scouts have noticed the defensive improvements from Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway.
Pimentel Bounces Back For Red Sox
The direction of Stolmy Pimentel's career has taken a U-turn.
Bradley Emerges As Two-Way Threat For Red Sox
Correspondent Alex Speier files a midseason report for the Red Sox, highlighting a Best Player, a Biggest Leap Forward and a Biggest Disappointment for the first half.