June 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM
While he certainly cooled off in mid-May after an out-of-this-world April, Double-A Portland second baseman Mookie Betts remains one of the top stories in the Red Sox organization, posting a line of .362/.448/.562 with 6 home runs and 22 stolen bases at the end of May. That’s enough to put him among the top 10 players across all minor league levels in hits, batting average, runs, total bases and on-base percentage, as well as 11th in OPS and stolen bases. And that’s all while seeing his first professional game action in center field.
Here’s how the other top position prospects in the system fared offensively in May. (SoxProspects ranking as of June 1 in parentheses)