March 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM
Unlike first base, middle infield is a position of strength and depth in the Red Sox minor league system. I lump second baseman and shortstops into one collective installment, as the organization has often developed top-tier middle-infield prospects as shortstops, only converting them over to second base at the latest possible stages of development. And while there is certainly room for upward mobility at the shortstop position in the organization, Dustin Pedroia has second base locked up for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, here’s a look at the top middle-infield prospects in the Boston system.