Yoan Moncada

Baseball America ranks Red Sox farm system second in MLB

March 31, 2015 - 11:44 am

Minor league industry bible Baseball America has released its annual farm system rankings, and you don't have to just take our word for it anymore -- the Red Sox are loaded. BA ranked the Red Sox' system second in the game for the second straight year, this time behind only the Cubs. The magazine named Yoan Moncada the team's top prospect, and praised the Red Sox for their aggressive spending in Cuba, which has yielded not only Moncada but Rusney Castillo. The Red Sox are deep in quality left-handed starters, with Brian Johnson the closest to the majors, Henry Owens the best prospect at the moment, and Eduardo Rodriguez with potentially the highest ceiling. The Red Sox placed seven prospects on BA's top 100 list, and that doesn't include Moncada, who signed after the list was compiled. The team's best prospect otherwise is catcher Blake Swihart (17th overall in baseball). Rounding out the top five of the organizational rankings were the Dodgers, Twins and Mets.