So I was reading about baseball’s top prospects on MLB & the bleacher report. If you go by that, the Sox don’t have many top prospects in the top 100.
To be more clear, they have 2 on one, and 1 on the other. Addison Reed was #100 on MLB, while he was 82 on TBR.
Nestor Molina only made TBR top 100, he sits at #87.
MLB also went as far as ranking the Sox minor league system as the worst in baseball. They concluded by pointing out that they weren’t even close to be number 29.
I understand their reasoning, however some of the Sox best prospects are already on the Sox team. They include:
Gordon Beckham is at 2nd
Brent Morel is at 3rd
Tyler Flowers is at Catcher
Dayan Viciedo is in right.
Chris Sale is in the rotation.
Each one of those above mentioned players, excluding Flowers, are 25 or younger. Flowers just turned 26
I remember acquiring top prospects years ago when I played fantasy baseball, and a good number of them didn’t pan out–ever!
I am not one that puts a lot of stock into top lists.
Talking top prospects, weren’t you surprised the Sox signed one-time football phenom Mitch Mustain. It a no lose situation for the Sox. He pans out, they benefit. He doesn’t and they are no worse for the ware, or is it wear?
Mustain hasn’t played baseball for what, 6 years? He hasn’t thrown a football much over the past few years, so we all know his arm is fresh.
Still hard to believe he is undefeated as an Arkansas Quarterback. He looked awful at USC, at least in the few times he filled in for Matt Barkley. In his defense, he never played much, so it’s hard to expect him to come in and tear it up.
Who knows, Sergio Santos went from an minor league middle infielder to a closer in all of 4 years. I don’t count anyone out anymore.
I wonder if we’ll see anything of the guy in spring training.
11 days before spring starts out at Camelback Ranch.