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McAdam: Three thoughts on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects rankings and the Red Sox

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It's mid-January, which means it's that time of the year again -- time for Top Prospects lists, which annually dot the winter landscape, just ahead of the start of spring training.

Fittingly, Baseball America, which has trafficked in such rankings longer than most, is the first to arrive. Others -- including one from's Pipeline and Keith Law's Top 100 for The Athletic will come along soon enough.

Three Red Sox players cracked BA's Top 100 list: Triston Casas (No. 47), Jeter Downs (No. 71) and Bobby Dalbec (No. 90).

(Dalbec, of course, made an impressive major league debut last September and cracked eight homers in 80 at-bats with a .600 slugging percentage, but based on number of games played, he remains eligible for BA's prospect classification).

Three thoughts on these rankings: