Over The Monster's Top Red Sox Prospects: The Final List

We've got the list all wrapped up now, with Juan Carlos Linares slotting in at no. 20.

1. Ryan Kalish, OF

2. Anthony Ranaudo, SP

3. Jose Iglesias, SS

4. Felix Doubront, LHP

5. Drake Britton, LHP

6. Ryan Lavarnway, C

7. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP

8. Lars Anderson, 1B

9. Kolbrin Vitek, 3B

10. Josh Reddick, OF

11. Ryan Westmoreland, OF

12. Yamaico Navarro, SS

13. Che-Hsuan Lin, OF

14. Oscar Tejeda, 2B

15. Garin Cecchini, SS

16. Junichi Tazawa, RHP

17. Brandon Workman, RHP

18. Luis Exposito, C

19. Sean Coyle, 2B

20. Juan Carlos Linares, OF

Really, despite the depletion of the system after a bad year and the Gonzalez trade, it does not appear to be much shallower than it was before. Seeing a guy like Sean Coyle slot in at no. 19 was proof enough of that for me.

As for Linares, at 26, it's very much pushing the limit to call him a prospect, but I gave him a pass because it's still his first full year within a Major League system, and the only reason he hadn't been one till now is because of where he's from. He's not Daniel Nava who was passed up on by scouts and all the teams in the draft. He's just been outside the system itself, much like Daisuke was when he was named the top prospect in the MLB by Baseball America.

Just to remind you:

1 DAISUKE MATSUZAKA, rhp, Red Sox
Who needs a gyroball? He has six pitches that grade out as plus or plus-plus at their best, and he'll be the best Japanese import ever. And no, we're not forgetting about Ichiro.

Sigh

Oh well. Here you have it: Over The Monster's top 20 prospects of 2011!

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