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Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, Craig Breslow

Today's links include stories on a baseball-mashing first baseman, the best prospects in Boston's farm system at each individual tool, and why it's far too early to give up on Stephen Drew.


Mike Napoli has put any injury concerns to bed thus far in 2013, and has been tearing the cover off the ball. (Alex Speier;

Right field at Fenway is notoriously big, which means any right fielder will have his range tested in Boston. So far, Shane Victorino is passing that test. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)

The guys at Sox Prospects rank the best minor-leaguers in Boston's organization for each tool. (Mike Andrews; ESPN Boston)

Joey Votto is almost unparalleled at drawing walks at getting on-base. However, is there such thing as too much patience? (Lee Trocinski; Beyond the Boxscore)

Between his last name, and the fact that he took a spot from homegrown talent Jose Iglesias, Stephen Drew drew the short-stick in Boston. However, his slow start doesn't mean we should give up on him. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Over the past few years, stolen base numbers have been on the rise across the league. This year, though, they've begun to plummet, and Dave Cameron is here to investigate. (Dave Cameron; Fangraphs)

Jed Lowrie always showed promise while he was in Boston, but injuries and the lack of a defined role held him back. Now in Oakland, he's showing he can do what we all thought he could. (Julian Benbow;

Craig Breslow started his rehab in Portland last night, and things did not go according to plan. (Evan Drellich; Masslive)