Will a young arm be ready?
Among baseball prospects, it seems pitchers are a special subcategory. They’re the most difficult players to predict for future success but also possess some of the highest ceilings. The Red Sox have several highly touted pitchers seemingly poised for big things, including Matt Barnes (pictured), Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, and Henry Owens. One or more of them could help the big club at some point this year, as could Dalier Hinojosa, a 27-year-old righthander signed out of Cuba this offseason.