Like the Orioles system, the gold of the Red Sox farm lies strongly on the 2011 draft. They spent a ton of money last year, so you can't really blame them. In any case, this is probably the weakest the system has been for several years, but still makes a case for one of the top ten in baseball. Here are the rankings:
- Tier 1 (4 points): Major League Star -- Number One Starter
- Tier 2 (3 points): Stand Out/Above Average Regular -- Number Two/Exceptional Three Starter
- Tier 3 (2 points): Solid, Average, Every Day Regular -- Number Three/Solid Four Starter
- Tier 4 (1 point): Bench/Below Average Regular -- Borderline Four/Number Five Starter/Relief Pitcher
Red Sox -- 25 points
Jackie Bradley Jr.