Xander Bogaerts makes the AL All-Star team
Here’s what Baseball America said about Bogaerts while naming him the top prospect in the Red Sox organization (talk about a no-brainer) entering 2014: He’s major-league ready as a shortstop or third baseman, one who will hit lower in the order to begin 2014, with a likely peak of 25-plus homers in the middle of the lineup. .... “They may end up making a statue of this guy,’’ said one evaluator. Bogaerts made a spectacular impression in the postseason, showing patience and producing against premier pitching while posting an .893 OPS. He arrived in the big leagues sooner than expected, and he will thrive in the big leagues immediately, whether at shortstop or third base.