We’re nearly two full months into the 2014 season and we’ve seen enough from many of the Boston Red Sox‘s top prospects to judge their developmental progress so far this year.

Many of their starting pitching prospects have made 10-plus starts. Many of their hitters are nearing 200 plate appearances. We’re even seeing some players promoted on the backs of fast starts and organizational need. The sample sizes may be too small to hold predictive value, but they’re no longer too small to tell us part of a story in many cases.

Thanks to injury and ineffectiveness at the major league level, many of Boston’s prospects in the upper minors are poised to make an impact in 2014. And with Brandon Workman losing his prospect eligibility this week, there’s a new spot on this list for a high-upside player in the low minors, too. That means there’s plenty to discuss here after Week 8 of the season.


Players who have exceeded 130 PA or 50 innings pitched in the majors are not eligible for these rankings. All stats as of May 25, 2014.

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