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Where the Red Sox Top 30 prospects are starting the season

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With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Red Sox's Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Andrew Benintendi -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)
2. Rafael Devers -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
3. Jay Groome -- Greenville Drive (A)
4. Sam Travis -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
5. Bobby Dalbec -- Greenville Drive (A)
6. Roniel Raudes -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
7. C.J. Chatham -- Greenville Drive (A) -- DL
8. Travis Lakins -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
9. Josh Ockimey -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
10. Nick Longhi -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
11. Michael Chavis -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
12. Brian Johnson -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
13. Mike Shawaryn -- Greenville Drive (A)
14. Jake Cosart -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
15. Chandler Shepherd -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
16. Lorenzo Cedrola -- Greenville Drive (A)
17. Gerson Bautista -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
18. Shaun Anderson -- Greenville Drive (A)
19. Ben Taylor -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)
20. Kyle Martin -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
21. Luis Ysla -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
22. Kyri Washington -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
23. Josh Tobias -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
24. Stephen Nogosek -- Greenville Drive (A)
25. Teddy Stankiewicz -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
26. Darwinzon Hernandez -- Greenville Drive (A)
27. Jhonathan Diaz -- Extended spring training
28. Jalen Beeks -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
29. Trey Ball -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
30. Robby Scott -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Red Sox's Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Andrew Benintendi -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)
2. Rafael Devers -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
3. Jay Groome -- Greenville Drive (A)
4. Sam Travis -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
5. Bobby Dalbec -- Greenville Drive (A)
6. Roniel Raudes -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
7. C.J. Chatham -- Greenville Drive (A) -- DL
8. Travis Lakins -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
9. Josh Ockimey -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
10. Nick Longhi -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
11. Michael Chavis -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
12. Brian Johnson -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
13. Mike Shawaryn -- Greenville Drive (A)
14. Jake Cosart -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
15. Chandler Shepherd -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
16. Lorenzo Cedrola -- Greenville Drive (A)
17. Gerson Bautista -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
18. Shaun Anderson -- Greenville Drive (A)
19. Ben Taylor -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)
20. Kyle Martin -- Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA)
21. Luis Ysla -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
22. Kyri Washington -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
23. Josh Tobias -- Salem Red Sox (A Adv)
24. Stephen Nogosek -- Greenville Drive (A)
25. Teddy Stankiewicz -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
26. Darwinzon Hernandez -- Greenville Drive (A)
27. Jhonathan Diaz -- Extended spring training
28. Jalen Beeks -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
29. Trey Ball -- Portland Sea Dogs (AA)
30. Robby Scott -- Boston Red Sox (MLB)

• Complete Red Sox prospect coverage on MLBPipeline.com/redsox

Team to watch
The Red Sox feel very good about their 2016 Draft, and their first six picks will open their first full pro seasons at Class A Greenville. MLBPipeline's top-rated prospect in last year's Draft, left-hander Jay Groome (first round), signed for $3.65 million thanks to his nifty fastball/curveball combination. Third baseman Bobby Dalbec (fourth) starred as a pitcher at the College World Series, then posted a 1.101 OPS in his pro debut. Right-handers Shaun Anderson (third), Michael Shawaryn (fifth) and Stephen Nogosek (sixth) will bolster the Drive pitching staff, while C.J. Chatham (second) will take over at shortstop once he comes off the disabled list.

Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2017 season

Teams on MiLB.TV
Pawtucket Red Sox
Portland Sea Dogs
Greenville Drive

New faces
Boston targeted second baseman Josh Tobias' on-base ability when it traded Clay Buchholz to the Phillies in December.

On the shelf
After Chatham strained his hamstring on Saturday, the Red Sox hope he'll be able to return later this month.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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