Right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo is ranked 37th on Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List.
He’s the only Red Sox prospect to appear on the list. In order to be eligible, prospects must be in the minor leagues and cannot be a part of the 2011 MLB draft class.
Ranaudo is currently 1-3 with a 4.41 ERA in six starts for single-A Salem. The righty was promoted to Salem in early June from Greenville, where he went 4-1 with a 3.33 ERA and posted 50 strikeouts in 46 innings.
Boston selected the 21-year-old with the 39th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft out of LSU. He went 12-3 with a 3.04 ERA as a college sophomore and won the clinching game of the 2009 College World Series.
Ranaudo followed up that campaign with a disappointing 7.32 ERA in his junior season with the Tigers.
This is his first season in the Red Sox’ farm system after pitching for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League last summer.