March 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM
In the outfield, the Red Sox have a handful of prospects that could develop into impact major leaguers, although none are sure bets at this stage.
The club also has some solid depth at the upper levels of the system, whether in the form of major-league veterans who will serve as big-league insurance or minor-league veterans who project as contributing major-league role players. There’s some room for upward advancement to the big club as well, as only Carl Crawford is signed to a long-term deal; Jacoby Ellsbury and Ryan Sweeney are under club control through 2013, and Cody Ross will be a free agent next offseason.
With that, here’s a look at the top outfield prospects in the Red Sox minor league system.