I don't dip into the prospect list often, but it's gotten easier lately due to all the options the Sox have. The Herald has a nice article today about Clay Buchholz, making me more excited about his future. I'm a big proponent of guys with high K:BB ratios and his is 61:9 at Portland. Read the article for more details.
Jon Lester, meanwhile, continues to pitch well at AAA. I've said plenty about Lester in the past. I think he'll be a solid 2 or 3 in the big leagues. He tends to allow too many guys to reach base, but he buckles down and gets out of it most of the time. Good makeup, but he nibbles too much at the corners and he will allow the big inning from time to time.