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Diehard Top 50 Midseason Evaluation: 11-20

Gabbard: A rookie no more--in more ways than one

Editor's Note: With the minor league season more than halfway complete, it's time to evaluate the performance thus far of Diehard's top 50 Red Sox prospects as listed in our 2007 prospect guide. How are these prospects faring this year? Whose stock is rising and whose is falling? We'll take a look at 10 prospects a day each of the next five days. Now up: Prospects 11-20.

20.) Chris Smith, P: Got his career back on track last year after multiple arm woes but opened this season as a reliever. The Sox said it was to get an idea of how he can help the team further up the chain—just as it was with teammate Andrew Dobies—but it couldn't have been encouraging to move to the bullpen at the start of his fourth straight season at Double-A. Smith has been effective as a... Recommended Stories

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