Given that they’ve made some big trades that included prospects over the past year or so, I’m not surprised at where Keith Law of ESPN (PDF) ranks the Boston Red Sox minor league system. He has them as the 19th best in all of MLB.
Here’s what he had to say about the Red Sox minor league system:
This system is terribly thin up top given the money the Red Sox have spent in the past few years on amateur players. I do see a large group of prospects from low Class A and below that should produce a couple of breakout prospects in 2012, including Brandon Jacobs, Garin Cecchini, Henry Owens, Matt Barnes and Sean Coyle.