John Sickels' excellent annual review of the Sox farmhands. John rates Anthony Ranaudo, Drake Britton and Jose Iglesias as the the top of the system, in that order. The 2010 Draft features heavily in the rankings, including Ranaudo, Garin Cecchini (6), Brandon Workman (8), Kolbrin Vitek (10), Sean Coyle (19), and Henry Ramos (20). Other interesting snippets include:
Ryan Lavarnway (9): "defense not great but not awful if he hits enough;"
Oscar Tejada (7): "I think the breakout is real;"
Chris Balcom-Miller(11): "One of the best-kept secrets in the minor leagues and my pick for a big breakout in '11."
Top-flight big league club, promising farm. God, I love this team!