BOSTON -- While the focus is obviously on the task at hand, the ALCS, the future is always a major consideration for the Red Sox, and the just released rankings of Baseball America’s top 20 prospects in each minor league reflect just how successful a year the Sox had in developing talent.
Baseball America will release its Eastern League top prospects next Tuesday, which will mean even a few more names for the Sox, who already have 11 players represented on the BA lists, with one player -- second baseman Mookie Betts -- listed at two different levels.
Here’s the rundown:
Class A Carolina League [Salem]: 4. Henry Owens, LHP; 5. Blake Swihart, C; 6. Garin Cecchini, 3B; 7. Betts, 2B; 13. Deven Marrero, SS.
Low A South Atlantic League [Greenville]: 8. Betts, 2B.
Short-season A New York-Penn League [Lowell]: 7. Manuel Margot, OF; 15. Jamie Callahan, RHP.
Rookie Gulf Coast League: 9. Wendell Rijo, 2B.