By Michael LeDuc @mike_leduc on March 17, 2014
Curious as to which prospects have made their marks in Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox? Then look no further. Here are the rankings for the five best Red Sox prospects during 2014 Spring Training. You may be surprised who's on and off the list.
Drake Britton was pounded on in his appearance, but he has shown a steady improvement this Spring Training. He threw a total of six innings his first three appearances, struck out seven batters and gave up two earned runs. His pitching mechanics look much better than last year and he should be able to make the major league roster as a long-inning relief pitcher.
Deven Marrero has been the most impressive shortstop down in Fort Meyers. He is 7-for-21 with a home run, two doubles and an OBP of .462. The 23-year old has been solid in the field, and projects to be a solid player someday. Xander Bogaerts has the SS position locked up, but Marrero could be a solid trade chip.
Bryce Brentz has been on a power surge this Spring. He has nine hits in 22 at-bats, has hit three home runs and driven in seven runs.
We may be looking at the Red Sox' future starting catcher in Christian Vazquez. In eight games, he has five hits in 10 at-bats, one home run and three RBI's. The 23-year-old has the best OBP on the team (.583) and has been incredible behind the dish. He's shown off his rocket arm plenty of times.
Will Middlebrooks was enjoying a successful spring before he went down with a minor injury. He is certainly out to prove that he owns the hot corner for the Red Sox. He was solid defensively and was 8-for-26 with two homers and eight RBI's. Hopefully, this continues into the regular season.
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