Top Red Sox minor-league prospects
12. Ryan Lavarnway, CTeam: Portland (Double A)
Scouting report: Ryan Lavarnway was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 draft by the Red Sox and last year worked his way up to Portland, where he's continued to hit, leading the Sea Dogs in homers (12) and RBIs (32). The 6-foot-4, 225 pound 23-year-old is a Yale product and a model of consistency with a bat who led the NCAA in batting average as a sophomore. Lavarnway has thrown out 44 percent of would-be base stealers (14 of 32), a career-best.