Keith Law: Bogaerts No. 5 prospect

On Monday Keith Law ranked the 30 MLB minor league systems, with the Red Sox checking in at No. 17. Next up is his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball (Insider access required).

Red Sox fans will be pleased to see shortstop Xander Bogaerts check in at No. 5.

Here’s part of what Law writes about Bogaerts:

A year ago, Bogaerts looked like a high-ceiling bat who'd have to find a new position, most likely third base, but a year of full-season ball at shortstop with continued work on maintaining his conditioning has his odds of remaining in the middle of the field up over even money. And a shortstop who can hit like this is a pretty special commodity.

Three other Red Sox prospects show up in the top 100 (to read Law's Insider analysis on each player, click on the links below):

-- No. 40, CF Jackie Bradley Jr.

-- No. 62, RHP Allaen Webster

-- No. 79, RHP Matt Barnes

Check out Law's complete top 100 (Insider), with analysis for each player.