Major League Baseball recently released its list of the Top 10 shortstop prospects for 2014. The list is headlined by Xander Bogaerts, who actually played third base for the last eight games of Boston’s recent World Series run.
1. Bogaerts, Red Sox: The Aruba native made his Major League debut as a 20-year-old in August 2013, becoming the youngest Red Sox position player in 41 years. Bogaerts has all the makings of a future star. He has the ability to hit for both average and power. He is a smooth fielder and can play both shortstop and third base. Bogaerts played himself into an everyday role as a third baseman during the 2013 playoffs, hitting .296 in 12 games as the Red Sox won the World Series.
Rounding out the list of Top 10 shortstop prospects is:
2. Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs
3. Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros
4. Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians
5. Addison Russell of the Oakland Athletics
6. Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Raul Adalberto Mondesi of the Kansas City Royals
8. Alen Hanson of the Pittsburgh Pirates
9. Luis Sardinas of the Texas Rangers
10. Chris Owings of the Arizona Diamondbacks