In recent years, the Red Sox have called up and gotten big contributions from young players like Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley and Mookie Betts, and even traded away arguably the top prospect in the game in Yoan Moncada. So it’s safe to say they’ve done a pretty good job identifying and developing young talent in recent years.

And, at this point, Andrew Benintendi might just be the most talented of the bunch.

That is saying a lot — maybe too much — but Benintendi edged out Moncada in’s and Baseball America’s ranking of Red Sox prospects before the trade, and was recently named’s top overall prospect in baseball. Sure, Betts might have finished second in AL MVP voting last season — while taking home a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger to boot — but a bunch of publications think Benintendi is the top prospect in baseball, so I think we’ll call it a draw.

In all seriousness, Benintendi seems poised to open the season as the consensus top prospect in baseball, and definitely needs to be on Fantasy players’ radars. He already made his major-league debut last season, hitting .295 in 34 games, and should have an everyday role waiting for him this spring. Being a top prospect is no guarantee of success — just as Byron Buxton — but Benintendi gives Fantasy players a lot to be excited about.