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Baseball America ranks the Red Sox system

Baseball America recently released their breakdown of the Red Sox farm system. Here's their top 10 list:

  1. Clay Buchholz, rhp
  2. Jacoby Ellsbury, of
  3. Lars Anderson, 1b
  4. Justin Masterson, rhp
  5. Jed Lowrie, ss
  6. Ryan Kalish, of
  7. Michael Bowden, rhp
  8. Nick Hagadone, lhp
  9. Oscar Tejeda, ss
  10. Josh Reddick, of
BA has a much different top 10 than we do. Like John Sickels, BA really loves Lars Anderson but I have never seen him this high on a list before. But BA knows what they're doing, so I don't doubt them. They also think Lars is the best hitter for average and power in the Red Sox system. For a full list of superlatives (best infield arm, best fastbell, etc.) check out the link.

I love their 2011 Red Sox team, too:

Catcher           Mark Wagner
First Base        Lars Anderson
Second Base       Dustin Pedroia
Third Base        Kevin Youkilis
Shortstop         Jed Lowrie
Left Field        Ryan Kalish
Center Field      Jacoby Ellsbury
Right Field       Josh Reddick
Des. Hitter       David Ortiz
No. 1 Starter     Josh Beckett
No. 2 Starter     Clay Buchholz
No. 3 Starter     Daisuke Matsuzaka
No. 4 Starter     Jon Lester
No. 5 Starter     Michael Bowden
Closer            Jonathan Papelbon