Lara was once Boston’s top shortstop prospect, but he’s been passed by Jed Lowrie and several others. A couple years ago Baseball America wrote that Lara had "a chance to be a plus defender." They weren’t impressed with his bat. The Sox challenged him by putting him at Double A in 2005-06, but he was demoted to High A for ’07.
Hull seems like an organizational arm, though he did intrigue last year with an 11.1 K/9 in Triple A as a reliever. Doesn’t help that he’s just 5’11" though. The Dodgers needed roster space and designated him for assignment on March 31st.