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Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Nava, Stephen Drew, Xander Bogaerts

Today's minor-league heavy edition of Daily Links includes stories on Daniel Nava's long road to the majors, Stephen Drew's impending free agency, the Red Sox beards.

Mike Ehrmann

We know Daniel Nava's story, but Alex Speier digs deeper into how the outfielder emerged as championship-caliber contributor. (Alex Speier;

Stephen Drew, whose nickname is apparently "Uncle Dirt," wants to finish his career just like his brother did: a Red Sox. (Rob Bradford;

Here's how the playoffs look from the perspective of the youngest member of the Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts. (Evan Drellich;

Bogaerts is the pioneer of a great Red Sox farm system, highlighted by the likes of Henry Owens, Garin Cecchini, Christian Vazquez, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Mookie Betts, and more. (Sam Dykstra;

SoxPropsects kicked off its top 40 season in review with the number 39 and 40 prospects in its rankings. (James Dunne;

Several Red Sox prospects (and the Salem Red Sox) are nominees for MiLBY Awards. (

Since 2009, 24 former Salem Red Sox made their major league debuts. Evan Lepler constructs a potential lineup using those former players. (Evan Lepler; Salem Sox Talk)

Curt Schillingwho probably had the Tweet of the Year on Saturday, is selling some household items. (Deirdre Fernandes;

Here's a "definitive ranking" of the Red Sox' beards. (Matt Kiebus; Buzzfeed)

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