April 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM
While pitching in the Red Sox system is thin in terms of elite arms, there are several pitchers in the organization that could develop into major league contributors. Nearly all of the best pitching prospects in the system right now are minor league starters, but many of those starters project as bullpen arms over the long term. And while the major league club has a handful of arms locked up to long-term deals, there is plenty of room for these prospects to crack the big-league rotation or bullpen in the foreseeable future.
Here’s a breakdown of the top pitching prospects in the Red Sox minor league system, separated as projected starters and projected relievers.