Pogotheostrich wrote:PlayingWithFire wrote:bigken117 wrote:of the top prospects lists I've seen for the Sox so far, Bogaerts tops them all. He is no secret anymore.
ok, he's #3 on soxprospects.com list.
Nobody would have thought that coming last year, which featured a very strong Sox system, possibly the strongest since Lester/Papelbon graduated. Bogaerts didn't even have that great of a year. Unfortunately the top guys either got traded(Rizzo), graduated(Reddick), got hurt(Kalish) or underwhelmed considerably(Iglesias). I'm not sure if it was Red Sox hype or not, but last year's Red Sox farm has to be one of the more disappointing systems out of the 30 teams. The Royals were close, but at least Hosmer did well.
Not to hijack but I never understood why Iglesias was/is so hyped. Glove first, no bat SS sounds like Jack Wilson to me.
Well to excuse whoever made last year's list and gave Jose a good grade. All we had going on last year was half a season of AA at 21 where he hit .285/.315/.357 (albeit .360 BABIP). Still not very good numbers, but quite good for a 21 years old good defensive SS with "tools". He's one of the few SS prospects who genuinely has a chance to stick there.