Top Red Sox minor-league prospects
4. Drake Britton, LHPTeam: Salem (High A)
Scouting report: Despite being a 23d-round Red Sox draftee in 2007, Drake Britton has the potential to anchor a major-league rotation. He broke out last season in Greenville with a 2.97 ERA in 75 2/3 innings, striking out 78 and walking just 23. Now with Salem, Britton hasn't shown great control of his mid-90s fastball, curve and changeup, as he's nearly matched last season's walk and wild pitch totals in about half the innings.