The best rosters in the minor leagues

Henry Owens is just one of a few elite starters beginning the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports

Minor league baseball's opening day came late last week, and Eric Longenhagen has compiled lists showing where the top 10 prospects in each organization have been assigned. Here I'll highlight seven rosters in particular that are loaded with top prospects or other guys I'd gladly travel to go watch.

Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A)

Six of my top 10 Red Sox prospects from late January (before Yoan Moncada signed) will start the season with the Pawsox, including three of the team's five starters in Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Barnes, as well as their top overall prospect, catcher Blake Swihart. Fourth starter Brian Johnson is no slouch himself and might have the highest floor of any of their pitchers; he's a four-pitch guy with command who doesn't have a huge fastball or single dominant pitch. The Pawsox can play an all-prospect infield, with Garin Cecchini and Deven Marrero both potential average regulars, and Sean Coyle and Travis Shaw at least likely to get some big league time as emergency call-ups or bench players.