2015 Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

Blake Swihart (Photo by Louriann Mardo-Zayat)

By Pawtucket Red Sox | October 29, 2014 12:49 PM

 

Baseball America unveiled the Boston Red Sox Top 10 prospects heading into the 2015 season.

Good news for PawSox fans; EIGHT were in Pawtucket last year!

Here's the full list:

1. Blake Swihart, c
2. Henry Owens, lhp
3. Rusney Castillo, of
4. Eduardo Rodriguez, lhp
5. Brian Johnson, lhp
6. Rafael Devers, 3b
7. Manuel Margot, of
8. Matt Barnes, rhp
9. Deven Marrero, ss
10. Garin Cecchini, 3b/of

Only 18-year-old Rafael Devers (who played in the Gulf Coast League) and 20-year-old Manuel Margot, who batted .293 with 12 HR, 59 RBI, 5 triple, 25 doubles and 42 steals in 115 games between Greenville and Salem, did not play at McCoy Stadium in 2014.

Three, as a matter of fact, made their major league debuts in 2014, Rusney Castillo, Matt Barnes and Garin Cecchini.

The struggles with Boston in 2014 made it necessary for GM Ben Cherington and Dir. of Player Development Ben Crockett to move players rapidly through the system. So, compared to this year's list of top prospects, there is significant turn over because of major league service time.

Here's the 2014 list:

1. Xander Bogaerts, ss/3b - 144 Big League games
2. Henry Owens, lhp
3. Jackie Bradley, of - 127 Big League games (possible gold glove in CF)
4. Allen Webster, rhp - 11 Big League starts
5. Blake Swihart, c
6. Garin Cecchini, 3b - MLB Debut, 11 MLB games
7. Mookie Betts, 2b - MLB Debut, 52 MLB games
8. Brandon Workman, rhp - 19 big leagues games, 15 starts
9. Matt Barnes, rhp - MLB Debut, 5 games
10. Trey Ball, lhp

Weei.com's Alex Speier also contributes to Baseball America and his full scouting report can be read here…http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2015-boston-red-sox-top-10-prospects/

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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