Friday, January 29, 2010

ESPN's top 100

Keith Law is out with ESPN's Top 100 baseball prospects.

A couple of Red Sox related notes:

  • Boston has seven players on the list.

    18Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS


    32Ryan Westmoreland, OF, BOS


    53Anthony Rizzo, 1B, BOS


    56Lars Anderson, 1B, BOS


    86Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS


    91Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS


    98Junichi Tazawa, RHP, BOS



  • Here's the list of teams with 5 or more prospects in the top 100 (and one other team, chosen not quite at random.)

    BOS7


    TAM6


    ATL5


    CIN5


    CLE5


    ......


    NYY2



  • Had they not made the Victor Martinez trade last summer, the Red Sox would have eight players on the list, as Nick Hagadone, who went to Cleveland in that deal, is number 100.


  • Baseball prospects are a risky commodity, with a significant failure rate. This really is a case of the more, the better, because the bigger the group that you have, the more likely it is that you get a couple of good Major League players out of it.

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