Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Red Sox farm system tops in baseball according to some

Masslive.com article link

According to ESPN's Keith Law, the Boston Red Sox have not only A top ranked farm system, they have THE top ranked farm system.  At the halfway point of what has turned into a miserable baseball season the Red Sox have at least one thing going for them, strong minor league players....5 in of the top 50. They are Rafael Devers at #8, Juan Moncada at #11, Manuel Margot #14, Henry Owens #37, and Javier Guerra #48. 

It's pretty remarkable that the Sox have 3 of the best 15 minor league players in baseball considering just how poor their major league team has been. Fortunately, some players that have made a great transition and seem to be the future are, Xander Boegarts, Mookie Betts, and pitching phenom Eduardo Rodriguez. 

On the other side of the coin, pitcher Matt Barnes has looked pretty uncomfortable in his role as a reliever and in his first start last night gave up 6 runs in 5 innings. Another pitcher with no so great showings has been Henry Owens, in his last start he gave up a career high 10 hits in limited innings. 

Hopefully, this wave of the future gets promoted and succeeds sooner rather then later because its looking like the Sox are going to finish in last place in the division for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.