Ranking the Sox farm system

If you're wondering how the Red Sox farm system is shaping up, check out Keith Law's annual ranking of all 30 MLB minor-league systems. He has the Red Sox ranked rather low overall, at No. 17, but there are several prospects worth keeping an eye on.

Here's Law's take on the Sox:

A lot went right on the farm for Boston this year, with Xander Bogaerts looking like he can stay at shortstop, Jackie Bradley Jr. lighting everyone up with his plate discipline and Matt Barnes and Henry Owens posting very strong full-season debuts. The system's real shortage is in big league ready talent, with right-hander Allen Webster probably the closest.

To read the full insider post examining all 30 teams, CLICK HERE.

To check out projected minor-league lineups for 2013, by Mike Andrews of SoxProspects.com, CLICK HERE.