In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
DEVERS takes a large jump in the prospect rankings and moves up to #4 on the Soxprospect.com rankings.
soxprospects.com has done a remarkable job ranking our prospects over the years. They often rank low level farm proapects pretty high, and they end up proving their value.
My sleeper pick, Luis Diaz, jumped more slots than Devers (from 34 to 18).
The biggest jumps?
+26 Javier Guerra
+23 T Shaw
+19 S Wright (29 years old), Jonathan Aro
+16 Luis Diaz
+14 Devers, K Couch
+13 Justin Haley
+11 Marrero, Johnson, Coyle
+6 H Ramos
+4 Margot, Celestino
+?? Reed Gragnani (Not Rated to 39th), Carlos Asuaje (NR>33), Aaron Kurcz (NR>44), Mauricio Dubon (NR>48), Dedgar Jimenez (NR>49)
-28 Cody Kukuk
-21 Pat Light
-18 Brentz (Where are all the Brentz lovers now?), Hinojosa
-13 D Britton, Stankiewicz
-12 de la Cruz, K Martin
-9 Cecchini, A Wilson, German Taveras
-8 Littrell, J Almonte
-5 S Mercedes
-4 T Ball
-2 N Ramirez
The 2013 draft is looking worse than it did earlier this year. T Ball, Stanki and Jon Deeny have tumbled down, so have Littrell and Martin. Our 11th round pick, Carlos Asuaje rose from not rated to #33, but he's got a long way to go to make us forget the others- not that those that fell can't rise again.
The 2012 draft has looked better at the top: both Marrero and Johnson have both risen significantly, but Light and Callahan have fallen. Justin Haley (6th round) jumped a lot.
The 2011 draft shows Swihart, T Shaw and Betts jumping plus JBJ lost his prospect status. Kukuk fell, but he was a 7th rounder anyway.
The 2010 draft, with all those comp picks, looks like a mixed bag now. Our top pick (Vitek) retired already, and our 2nd pick Brentz tumbled significantly. Cecchini (4th round) had risen quickly before falling this year. However, Ranaudo and Workman still look promising, and Coyle jumped a lot. Ramos and Couch rose too.
2009 was a total bust, but Fuentes helped us land AGon, who helped us dump salary and gain de la Rosa, Webster and others.
2008's draft saw Vazquez rise, and Kelly helped us get AGon as well, but the rest looks poor, except 32nd rounder Travis Shaw.
2007: bust. Middlebrooks and Britton may end us salvaging some value, but the rest looks bad.
Only Masterson looks good from the 2006 draft, but we did get 2-3 good years from Bard.
2005 is still king: Ellsbury, Hansen (helped get us J Bay), Buch, Lowrie and Bowden.
My top 20 would be:
11) L Diaz
19) T Shaw
20) H Ramos/C Asuaje