After releasing his top-100 last week, and his individual team lists at the start of this week, Keith Law isn’t done with his preseason prospect coverage. On Thursday, he released his top ten for each position, similar to the exercise completed at MLB.com earlier in the month.
The Red Sox were represented in four positions and took the top spot in three of them. Sam Travis was ranked as the fourth best first base prospect, right behind Dom Smith of the Mets. This is much better than his tenth-place finish on MLB.com’s list, but Law has always been among the highest on Travis.
Meanwhile, Rafael Devers, Jason Groome and Andrew Benintendi all took the top spots at their positions. Devers and Benintendi were also crowned number one on MLB.com’s list, while Groome was ranked second among left-handed pitchers.
As Law points out, if the Red Sox had held onto Michael Kopech they also would’ve had the number one right-handed pitching prospect in the game. That would mean they don’t have Chris Sale, though. Among other former prospects, Anderson Espinoza was the fifth ranked RHP, Yoan Moncada was the third ranked third baseman and Manuel Margot was the sixth ranked outfielder.