2017 Boston Red Sox Midseason Top 10 Prospects

Red Sox Midseason Top 10
1. Rafael Devers, 3B
2. Jason Groome, LHP
3. Michael Chavis, 3B
4. Sam Travis, 1B
5. Bryan Mata, RHP
6. Tanner Houck, RHP
7. Cole Brannen, OF
8. Josh Ockimey, 1B
9. Mike Shawaryn, RHP
10. Alex Scherff, RHP

The 2017 season has been a strong success so far for the Red Sox, who hold the second-best record in the American League behind only the Astros.

Much of that success has come from the farm system, either through homegrown players like Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley and Xander Bogaerts leading the major league club or using prospects in trades to bring in impact talent such as Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel.

Run prevention has been a strength for the Red Sox, who have allowed the fourth fewest runs per game in baseball. Catcher and third base have been offensive holes for the Red Sox, but the organization has attempted to rectify its third base situation by calling up its No. 1 prospect, 20-year-old Rafael Devers.

Still, as long as Dave Dombrowski is the decision-maker in charge, don't count out the Red Sox dipping into the farm system for another trade to bolster the major league roster. However, the minor league system, typically among the best in baseball, is no longer a strength.

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