The perception remains unaltered, perhaps even unalterable. The Red Sox farm system, after producing a steady flow of everyday players and stars and massive trade chips, has dried out. The Sox are light on elite prospects, having fallen behind most other organizations in that department.
Unquestionably, there is skepticism about the star power in the Red Sox system. At the same time, there’s unquestionably development taking place within it, as most of the team’s best prospects got better in 2019.
Each of the players who were at the top of the team’s prospect rankings last year — Bobby Dalbec, Michael Chavis, Darwinzon Hernandez, Jay Groome, Triston Casas, and Bryan Mata — did something in 2019 to suggest progress.