Boston Red Sox minor league players

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This is a partial list of players in the Boston Red Sox minor league organization:

Carlos Asuaje[edit]

Carlos Asuaje
Boston Red Sox
Third baseman
Born: (1991-11-02) November 2, 1991 (age 22)
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams

Carlos Asuaje [ah-soo-ah'-hay] (born November 2, 1991) is a Venezuelan infielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. He was selected by the Red Sox in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Nova Southeastern University in Broward County, Florida.[1]

Asuaje hit a .356 (BA)/.451 (OBP)/.519 (SLG) line in three seasons at Nova, being named Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011 and Sunshine State Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2012.[1]

He debuted professionally with Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in their 2013 season, starting his career as a shortstop, but eventually moved fulltime to third base where his skills profile best. He also has shown the ability to play second base or left field if need be, while spending some time at designated hitter. In just 52 games for Salem, he hit .269/.366/.368 with 19 runs scored and 20 RBI.[1]

Asuaje is undersized at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), weighing 160 pounds (73 kg), but he plays like he is the tallest man on the field. Quietly consistent, he showed some serious power potential at the plate in 2014, when he posted a .305 average in 90 games for Low A Greenville Drive, driving in 73 runs and scoring 69 times, while boasting a .391 OBP and collecting 45 extra-base hits. Batting 11 home runs, 10 triples and 24 doubles, he topped the South Atlantic League with a .542 slugging percentage and made the All-Star team before joining High A Salem Red Sox on July 14.[1]

Jamie Callahan[edit]

Jamie Callahan
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 20)
Florence, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

James Douglas Callahan (born August 24, 1994) is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6' 2", 205 lb., Callahan bats and throws right handed. He was selected by the Red Sox in the second round (87th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Dillon High School (SC).[2]

Callahan earned the 2012 Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year and Region 8-2A Player of the Year in his senior season, after posting a 7-1 record with a 0.89 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 50.0 innings pitched to help his team reach the regional championship. In addition, he was an All-State selection in 2011 and 2012.[2]

Late in the year, Callahan made his professional debut with the GCL Red Sox, going 1-0 with a 5.19 ERA and seven strikeouts in 8⅔ innings of work. He then was promoted to short season Lowell Spinners in 2012, ending with a 5-1 record and a 3.92 ERA in 13 games, while striking out 54 in 59⅔ innings.[2]

He opened 2014 with Class A Greenville Drive. In his second start of the season he struck out 11 batters, tying a team record set by Pete Ruiz in 2010. Those strikeouts came in just five innings for Callahan, who also allowed a pair of runs on five hits and one walk but did not have a decision.[2]

Starting 2014, the 19-year-old Callahan is ranked as the best 21st prospect in the Red Sox minor league system.[3]


Michael Chavis[edit]

Michael Chavis
Boston Red Sox
Shortstop
Born: (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 19)
Marietta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Michael Chavis is an American professional baseball infielder in the Boston Red Sox organization.[4]

The Red Sox selected Chavis out of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, as their first pick (26th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft.[5] As a senior, he won Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year honors for Georgia.[6]

Chavis started his professional career with the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in their 2014 season.


David Chester[edit]

David Chester
Boston Red Sox
First baseman
Born: (1989-03-31) March 31, 1989 (age 25)
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

David Chester (born March 31, 1989) is a first baseman who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 5", 255 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Chester was selected by the Red Sox in the 33rd round of the 2011 draft out of University of Pittsburgh, where he led the Big East Conference with 16 home runs as a senior and also led his team in RBIs (60) and on-base percentage (.470), while ranking second with a .345 batting average and joining the All-Big East first team in 2011. Previously, he was named to the All-Big East third team in 2010, ranking sixth in school history in homers (31) and eighth in RBIs (125), despite playing only two seasons.[7]

He debuted with the GCL Red Sox in 2011, topping his team in home runs (9) and RBIs (23). In 2012, he gained a promotion to short season Lowell Spinners and finished the year with Class A-Advanced Salem Red Sox, collecting 10 homers and 33 RBIs in 50 games for both teams.[7]

Chester opened 2013 with Class A Greenville Drive, batting for them a .271 average with 13 home runs and 71 RBIs, while earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors. He was recalled by Salem on July 24, and finished with a .271 average, 19 home runs, and 85 RBIs in the two stints, while tying with Bryce Brentz for the most home runs in the system.[8]

He was promoted to Double A Portland Sea Dogs in 2014.


Keith Couch[edit]

Keith Couch
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1989-05-11) May 11, 1989 (age 25)
Mineola, New York
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams

Keith Gilbert Couch is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m), weighing 210 pounds (95 kg), he bats left handed and throws right handed.[9]

The Red Sox selected Couch in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, where he posted a 5-2 record with a 2.24 ERA and two saves in 13 appearances (10 starts) as a senior at Adelphi. Additionally, he led the team with 76⅓ innings pitched and 83 strikeouts, to be named the team's Most Valuable Player.[10]

Couch debuted professionally with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in 2010, ending with a 1-6 mark and a 4.39 ERA in 14 games. He improved in 2011 at Low A Greenville Drive, where he went 7-6 with a 3.64 ERA, striking out 123 batters and walking only 19 in 137⅓ innings of work. Besides, he topped Greenville and tied for second among Red Sox minor leaguers in strikeouts and finished ninth in the South Atlantic League in ERA. As a result, he was rated by Baseball America as having the best control in the Boston system at the end of the season.[10]

In 2012 Couch had a productive season at High A Salem Red Sox, ending with a 11-9 mark and a 3.45 ERA, while recording a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.21 (109-to-34) in 145⅔ innings. After that, he spent most of 2013 with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, where he went 11-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 92/43 SO/BB in 129⅔ innings. He followed with brief stints at Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in September and the AFL Surprise Saguaros in November.[9]

Couch returned to Portland in 2014. He went 7-1 with 52 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA in 70 innings through July 2, when he was placed on the disabled list. He then worked on a rehab assignment with the GCL Red Sox before returning to Portland on August 9. He also is slated to rejoin the AFL Surprise team during the off-season.[11]

William Cuevas[edit]

William Cuevas
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1990-10-14) October 14, 1990 (age 23)
Turmero, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

William Cuevas [kway'-vahss] (born October 14, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional pitcher who plays for the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6-1, 170 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Cuevas was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in July 2005. He spent two and half seasons with the DSL Red Sox spanning 2009-11, before joining the GCL rookie team late in 2011. He then was promoted to Class A- Lowell Spinners in 2012 and played with them for the entire season.[12]

Cuevas emerged during his first season with Lowell, as he posted eight wins and two losses in 77⅓ innings of work, striking out 72 batters while walking only 15 for a solid 4.80 SO/BB ratio. He also made history, after setting the Spinners record for the lowest earned run average in a regular season. His 1.40 ERA bested the 1.50 mark set by Kyle Weiland dating back 2008.[13] In addition, Cuevas ranked in the top of several statistical categories in the New York–Penn League, tying for 1st for the most wins and for second in ERA and innings, and for third in strikeouts.[14]

Cuevas was promoted to Class A Advanced Salem Red Sox in 2013 but struggled during the season. He posted an 8-9 record and a 5.05 ERA in 26 starts, while striking out 109 and walking 40 in 135⅓ innings.[12] He returned to Salem in 2014.


Keury De La Cruz[edit]

Keury De La Cruz
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1991-11-28) November 28, 1991 (age 22)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Keury De La Cruz (born November 28, 1991) is a Dominican Republic outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 11", 170 lb., he bats and throws left handed.[15]

De La Cruz was originally signed as an international free agent in the spring of 2009 and has been an All-Star for two consecutive seasons from 2011-2012.[15]

He debuted in 2009 with the DSL Red Sox, and was named Red Sox Latin Program Player of the Year after leading his team in hits (65), doubles (16), runs batted in (50) and extra-bases (27).[15]

In 2010 he joined the Gulf Coast League rookie team, leading the league in triples (7) and total bases (84), while ranking second in extra-bases (23), third both in home runs (6) and runs scored (35) and fourth in RBI (31) and slugging percentage (.475).[15]

He gained a promotion to Class A- Lowell in 2011, and led the New York–Penn League for the most at-bats (300) while tying for second in triples (6) and third in hits (79). He then was named to the All-Star team.[15]

De La Cruz had a breakout season in 2012 for Class A Greenville, batting a slash line (BA/OBP/SLG) of .308/.352/.536 in 116 games, which included eight triples, 19 home runs and 81 RBI. He was named both for the South Atlantic League All-Star and post-season All-Star teams, before being promoted to Class A+ Salem Red Sox in late August. He finished among the five best Red Sox minor leaguers, ranking first in RBI (87), second in slugging (.533), third in homers (20), fourth in batting average (.307), and fifth in OPS (.863).[16]

De La Cruz returned to Salem in 2013. He batted a slash line of .262/.302/.404 with a second-best 89 RBIs in the Carolina League, being selected to the CL Postseason All-Star Team. He was promoted to Class AA Portland in 2014.[3]


Rafael Devers[edit]

Rafael Devers
Boston Red Sox
Third baseman
Born: (1996-10-24) October 24, 1996 (age 17)
Sánchez. Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams

Rafael Devers (born October 24, 1996) is a third baseman who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 0", 195 lb., Devers bats left handed and throws right handed. He was born in Sánchez. Dominican Republic.[17]

The Red Sox signed 17-year old free agent Rafael Devers in August 2013. Devers, who ranked 6th overall among the top 50 international prospects, agreed to a $1.5 million deal.[18] At the time he was considered by some scouts to be the best left-handed hitter available on the international market, according to a MLB.com report.[19]

Devers debuted on May 31, 2014 with the Dominican Summer League Red Sox. He had a promising start in his first season of professional ball, as he went 14-for-30 for a .467 batting average and slugged .800 in eight games to claim SoxProspects.com Player of the Week honors.[17]

In June he continued to show his value leading the DSL Sox with a slash line of .337/.445/.538, three home runs and 21 RBI, walking more times (21) than he struck out (20), while playing in all 28 of the team’s games thus far and had reached base in all but one. In addition, his .983 on-base plus slugging statistic was rare for the DSL level, while his .533 slugging average in this period is the highest mark for an everyday player for the Red Sox since at least 2005, which is as far back as online statistics for the DSL go.[20]On July 3, he was promoted to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox of the Rookie Class GCL.[21]

Devers did not miss a beat after his promotion. He hit .372 and slugged .564 in in 22 July games for the GCL Red Sox, including seven doubles, two homers, 31 RBI and a huge .438 on-base percentage, to be named SoxProspects.com Player of the Month.[22]

Justin Henry[edit]

Justin Henry
Boston Red Sox
Second baseman
Born: (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 29)
University, Mississippi
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams

Justin Henry (born April 30, 1985) is a minor league baseball second baseman in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Henry was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the ninth round of the 2007 MLB Draft. In 2007 he was selected to the New York-Penn League midseason All-Star squad. He finished second in the league with 85 hits, third with a .340 batting average and tied for fourth with 49 runs scored. He was the second-hardest batter to fan in the league, striking out once every 13.45 plate appearances, and ranked sixth in the league with a .354 batting average (35-for-99) in 28 games in July.

In 2008 he was named Class A West Michigan's Player of the Year and he ranked sixth in the Midwest League with a .295 batting average. Only fanned once every 14.78 plate appearances, the toughest batter in the league to strike out. Topped all league second basemen with 564 total chances, 213 putouts, 332 assists and 78 double plays. Shared TOPPS Midwest League Player of the Month honors for July after leading the league with a .396 batting average in 24 games.

During the 2012 Rule 5 draft, the Tigers traded Henry to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Jeff Kobernus.

Henry has played from 2013 to 2014 for Triple A Pawtucket, where he has performed with equal facility and effectiveness in all positions except catcher.


Chris Hernandez[edit]

Chris Hernandez
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1988-12-14) December 14, 1988 (age 25)
Miami, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Chris Hernandez (born December 14, 1988) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 1", 185 lb., he bats and throws left handed.

The Red Sox selected Hernandez in the 7th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of University of Miami, where he was the ace of the Miami Hurricanes pitching staff from 2008 through 2010. In 2008, he gained Baseball America Freshman of the Year honors, as he led the Hurricanes to the College World Series, where they were the number one seeded team in the tournament. In 2010, in his last college game, Hernandez gave up one earned run in eight-plus innings of work, but errors cost the Hurricanes another trip to the Series.[23]

Hernandez posted a combined record of 20-28 with a 3.72 ERA and 252 strikeouts in 411.0 innings from 2010 through 2013, while pitching at four different levels in the Red Sox organization.[24]

Hernandez opened the 2014 season at Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox.


Michael Kopech[edit]

Michael Kopech
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1996-04-30) April 30, 1996 (age 18)
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Michael Talbert Kopech (born April 30, 1996) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 3", 195 lb., Kopech bats and throws right handed. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas.[25]

The Red Sox selected Kopech in the first round (33rd overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Mount Pleasant High School in Texas, signing him a bonus of $1,500,000. He was committed to the University of Arizona before being drafted.[26]

Kopech posted a 3-0 record and a 0.44 ERA in 11 games for Mount Pleasant, striking out 129 batters and giving up just 18 walks in 64 innings of work, while earning 2014 Perfect Game First-Team All-American honors.[25]

His fastball sat 89-92 mph heading into his senior year, but his velocity jumped to the low-to-mid-90s, touching 98 during the spring, after refining his delivery. He also throws both a slider and a curveball.[25]

Observers were largely in agreement on Kopech’s stock, with Baseball America (37th),[27] ESPN.com’s Keith Law (40th),[28] and MLB.com (41st)[29] all placing him in the same range on their respective top prospect lists.

Kopech started his professional career with the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in their 2014 season.[25]


Pat Light[edit]

Pat Light
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 23)
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Patrick James Light (born March 29, 1991) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 5", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Light was selected by the Red Sox in the first round (37th overall) of the 2012 MLB draft out of Monmouth University. Previously, the Minnesota Twins took him in the 28th round of the 2009 draft but he went on to college instead.[30]

While pitching at high school, Light went 20–0 with a 1.52 ERA for Christian Brothers Academy (NJ), to set the best season record in Shore Conference history. Then, he went 14-14 with a 3.84 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 39 appearances for Monmouth from 2010–2012, ranking No. 53 on Baseball America's preseason Top 100 list of 2012 draft prospects.[31] He then made his professional debut with Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in 2012 and posted a 0-2 record with a 1.79 ERA in 10 starts, allowing six runs (five earned) on 18 hits and four walks, while striking out 26 in 26.1 innings of work. He suffered a partial tear in his right hamstring during the 2013 season and was out for several weeks, being limited to 28⅓ innings for Low A Greenville Drive, going 1-4 with 28 strikeouts and an ERA of 8.06.[30] He returned to Greenville in 2014 and was promoted to High A Salem Red Sox during the midseason.[30]

Light has developed a 90-95 mph heavy fastball which can top out at 97 mph. He also has an 85-87 mph slider, while a 79-81 mph changeup is a work in progress. He now is projected as a reliever, with great potential as a set-up man or closer.[30]


Danny Mars[edit]

Danny Mars
Boston Red Sox
Center fielder
Born: (1994-01-22) January 22, 1994 (age 20)
Sarasota, Florida
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Teams

Danny Mars (born January 22, 1994) is a center fielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 0", 195 lb., he is a switch-hitter and throws right handed.[32]

The Red Sox selected Mars out of Chipola College in Marianna, Florida, for their sixth-round pick of the 2014 MLB Draft. He was committed to play at Florida State University before being selected by the Red Sox.

A speedy outfielder and line-drive hitter, Mars posted a strong season with the Chipola Indians, while collecting a .380/.460/.584 slash line with four home runs, 35 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 48 games. He also showed advanced recognition skills as a disciplined hitter, based on his 1.45 walk-to-strikeout ratio (29-to-20) in 166 plate appearances.[33]

Mars made his professional debut with Short Season A Lowell Spinners in July 2014. He gained a promotion to Low A Greenville Drive after hitting .311/.368/.429 with 12 stolen bases in 44 games with Lowell.


Simón Mercedes[edit]

Simón Mercedes
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Simón Mercedes (born February 17, 1992) is a Dominican pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 4", 240 lb., he bats throws right handed.[34]

Mercedes was signed as an amateur free agent with the Boston organization, and came to terms on a contract calling for a reported bonus of $800,000. Considered one of the hardest throwers in the system, his fastball sits 91-96 mph and reportedly can hit 100 mph. He also throws a 76-82 mph curveball and a changeup who works best at 82-84 mph.[34]

Mercedes, who pitched four innings of shutout ball in one game for the Dominican Summer League Red Sox in 2012, was headed for a short-season assignment with the Lowell Spinners in 2013. He was strong as a starter at the beginning of the season, allowing two earned runs in 15⅓ innings over three starts, but was demoted to the bullpen for the remainder, averaging nearly five innings per relief appearance. As a reliever, he struck out more than a better per inning and totaled almost five strikeout for every base on balls. He finished his season on a high note, pitching three innings of one-hit, four-strikeout ball to register his first professional save on August 31.[34]

Mercedes opened 2014 with Class A Salem Red Sox, even though he spent some time on the disabled list early in the season. He then was placed in Lowell on a rehab assignment before returning to Salem.[34]

Mercedes currently ranks 19th in the MLB.com Top 20 Boston Red Sox Prospects list.[35]


Henry Ramos[edit]

Henry Ramos
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1992-04-15) April 15, 1992 (age 22)
Maunabo, Puerto Rico
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Teams

Henry Ramos (born April 15, 1992) is a Puerto Rican outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 2", 220 lb., he is a switch-hitter and throws right handed.[36]

Ramos was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft out of Alfonso Casta Martínez High School in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. A former soccer player, he is now committed to baseball full-time as a professional, while playing at four different levels during his four years in the organization. He has solid power potential and above-average speed, combined with a strong arm and the ability to play well at all three outfield positions.

Ramos steadily progressed with High-A Salem Red Sox in 2013, hitting a line of .252/.330/.416 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 129 games, including 27 doubles, seven triples, 55 RBI and 69 runs scored.[36]

Ramos started 2014 at Double A Portland Sea Dogs. He had a breakout season with the Sea Dogs before suffering a stress fracture in his left tibia. Ramos suffered the injury on May 28 when he fouled a pitch off his leg. At the time, he had collected a .326 average and slugged .431 in 48 games, including 26 runs, 23 RBI, 13 extra bases and a .368 on-base percentage.[36]


Wendell Rijo[edit]

Wendell Rijo
Boston Red Sox
Second baseman
Born: (1995-09-05) September 5, 1995 (age 18)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Wendell Rijo [ree'-ho] (born September 5, 1995) is a Dominican second baseman who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 11", 170 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[37]

Rijo was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in March 2012 and joined immediately the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. Signed as a shortstop, Rijo moved to second base after making his professional debut.

He showed very good contact skills as a 17-year-old in the rookie-level GCL, despite being one of the youngest regulars in the league. He posted team-highs in runs (28), hits (46), doubles (15), RBI (20), and stolen bases (15), while collecting a .271 average and a .368 on-base percentage in 40 games. His season was punctuated by a solid 16-game stretch in July, during which he hit .415/.508/.585 with nine doubles and nine walks, while batting a batting a slash line of .299 (BA)/.373 (OBP)/.416 (SLG) in his final 43 games. His GCL efforts were enough to merit a three-game stint with Class Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in September. He went 5-for-14 with a double and triple, as well as at least one hit in each game.[37]

Rijo opened 2014 with Low A Greenville Drive. He currently ranks 16th in the MLB.com Top 20 Boston Red Sox Prospects list.[35]


Eduardo Rodríguez[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Rodríguez and the second or maternal family name is Hernández.
Eduardo Rodríguez
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1993-04-07) April 7, 1993 (age 21)
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Eduardo José Rodríguez Hernández (born April 7, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Rodríguez, along with Henry Urrutia, represented the Baltimore Orioles at the 2013 All-Star Futures Game.[38]

According to some reports, Rodríguez has potential to be a Major League in a close future.[39][40]

On July 31, 2014, the Orioles traded Rodríguez to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Andrew Miller.[41]



Teddy Stankiewicz[edit]

Teddy Stankiewicz
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1993-11-25) November 25, 1993 (age 20)
Keller, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Theodore J. Stankiewicz is listed at 6' 4" and 215 pounds. He was selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He then was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Boston Red Sox, and signed a contract on June 29, 2013.

Stankiewicz debuted on July 21, 2013 for the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners. He posted a 2.29 earned run average in three starts and did not have a decision. He opened the 2014 season with the Low A Greenville Drive, where he went 10-8 with a 3.85 ERA through August 26, being named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week during the period of June 9-15.

Cole Sturgeon[edit]

Cole Sturgeon
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1991-09-17) September 17, 1991 (age 22)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Cole Michael Sturgeon (born September 17, 1991) in an outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., he bats and throws left handed.

The Red Sox selected Sturgeon out of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, for their 29th pick in the 10th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. A two-way player for the Louisville Cardinals, Sturgeon was a two-time All-State selection and two-time Region Player of the Year and four-time Academic All-State. Additionally, he earned honors twice as All A State Tournament Most Outstanding Player during his preparatory career at Owensboro High School.[42] He hit .325 and slugged .468 in 63 games as a senior at Louisville, including two home runs, 31 RBI, 18 stolen bases and a .410 OBP. He also posted a 3-0 record and a 2.06 ERA in 24 pitching appearances, striking out 35 batters in 34 innings of work. Previously, he was the leadoff hitter in 50 of 51 games for the Wareham Gatemen and was a key ingredient as the club won the the wooden-bat Cape Cod League title in 2012. He hit .307 with six home runs, 19 RBI, 43 runs scored, 11 doubles and two triples in 50 total games with Wareham (regular season and playoffs combined), while going 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and one save in eight relief appearances, including 11 strikeouts in 11⅓ innings.[43]

Sturgeon debuted professionally with Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in June 2014, hitting for them .276/.300/.414 in seven games before being promoted to Low A Greenville Drive on July 7.

José Vinicio[edit]

José Vinicio
Boston Red Sox
Shortstop
Born: (1993-07-10) July 10, 1993 (age 21)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Teams

José Vinicio (born July 10, 1993) is a Dominican professional shortstop who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5-11, 150 lb., he is a switch-hitter and throws right handed.[44]

Vinicio was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on July 13, 2009. He debuted with Rookie Level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in 2010, playing for them two seasons. In 2011 he topped the GCL in games (50), hits (52) and stolen bases (19), while ranking second in at-bats (179), third in runs scored (22) and RBIs (18) and fourth in triples (5). He also led GCL shortstops in chances (297), putouts (107), assists (161) and double plays (25), gaining a promotion to Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in 2012, his first year of full-season ball. While at Lowell, he was hindered by shoulder and knee injuries and finished the year in mid-August with Low A Greenville Drive, compiling a .269 average and stealing 24 bases in just 70 games for the two teams.[45]

Vinicio opened 2013 at Greenville, where he hit a paltry .192 in 107 games. He joined High A Salem Red Sox in 2014, but again spent significant time on the disabled list, Once recovered, he was placed in the GFL on a rehab assignment before returning to Salem in early August.[45]

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Pitchers

  • 38 Jonathan Aro
  • 45 William Cuevas
  • 34 Jacob Dahlstrand
  • 30 Taylor Grover
  • 26 Joe Gunkel +
  • 18 Kyle Kraus
  • 35 Cody Kukuk
  • 29 Pat Light
  • 48 Kyle Martin
  • 17 Simon Mercedes
  • 22 Matty Ott
  • -- Heri Quevedo
  • 28 Nate Reed
  • 41 Madison Younginer

Catchers

  • 16 Leonel Escobar
  • 25 Jake Romanski
  • 24 Jordan Weems +

Infielders

Outfielders

  •  2 Matty Johnson
  • 21 Manuel Margot
  • 10 Kendrick Perkins
  •  5 Aneury Tavarez +

Manager

Coaches


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Class A[edit]

Greenville Drive roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

  • 26 Danny Bethea
  •  7 Carlos Coste +
  • 29 Jordan Procyshen
  • -- Joseph Winterburn +

Infielders

Outfielders

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Short A[edit]

Lowell Spinners roster
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Pitchers

  • 99 Mario Alcantara
  • 32 Jake Drehoff
  • -- Willie Ethington
  • -- Jeffry Fernandez
  • 24 Edwar Garcia
  • 35 Ryan Harris
  • 37 Williams Jerez
  • -- Austin Maddox
  • 13 Enfember Martinez
  • 51 Kevin McAvoy
  • 18 Kuehl McEachern
  • -- Randy Perez +
  • 19 Carlos Pinales
  • 47 Reed Reilly
  • 45 Dioscar Romero +
  • 28 Chandler Shepherd
  • 38 Brandon Show
  • 31 Rob Smorol
  • 58 Karsten Whitson
  • 26 Aaron Wilkerson

Catchers

  • 34 Alex McKeon
  •  3 David Sopilka
  • 20 Alixon Suarez

Infielders

  • 22 Jordan Betts
  •  7 Mauricio Dubon
  • 11 Raymel Flores
  •  5 Deiner Lopez
  • 23 Nick Moore
  • 10 Aneudis Peralta
  • 48 Cisco Tellez

Outfielders

  • 12 Bryan Hudson
  • 21 Nick Longhi #
  • 15 Mike Meyers
  • 16 Joseph Monge

Manager

Coaches

  • 17  Noah Hall (hitting)
  • 44  Walter Miranda (pitching)
  •  2  Iggy Suarez (coach)


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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Red Sox roster
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Pitchers

  • 61 Jose Almonte
  • 48 Jalen Beeks
  • 58 Jake Cosart
  • 71 Carlos Garcia
  • 24 Pat Goetze
  • 31 Michael Gunn
  • 59 Keivin Heras
  • 57 Dedgar Jimenez
  • 41 Michael Kopech
  • 28 Taylor Nunez
  • 50 Yankory Pimentel
  • 44 Luis Ramos
  • 10 Javier Rodriguez
  • 54 Gabe Speier
  • 67 Kevin Steen
  • 17 K. J. Trader
  • 29 Jalen Williams

Catchers

  • 48 Jon Denney ‡
  • 22 Devon Fisher
  • 15 Simon Gravel
  • 26 Ben Moore
  •  3 Jhon Nunez

Infielders

  • 23 Victor Acosta
  • 39 Michael Chavis
  • 13 Rafael Devers
  • 12 Javier Guerra
  • 32 Josh Ockimey
  •  2 Rafael Oliveras
  •  5 Darwin Pena
  • 60 Jeremy Rivera

Outfielders

  • 40 Jordon Austin
  • 18 Luis Alexander Basabe
  • 38 Rusney Castillo
  • 36 Tyler Hill
  • 43 Trenton Kemp
  • 46 Derek Miller

Manager

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Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Red Sox roster
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Pitchers

  •   Yeferson Ardiles
  •   Gerson Bautista
  •   Carlos Caceres
  •   Enmanuel De Jesus
  •   Jhonathan Diaz
  •   Samir El Halaby
  •   Daniel Gonzalez
  •   Darwinzon Hernandez
  •   Shair Lacrus
  •   Marcos Lantigua
  •   Algenis Martinez
  •   Ritzi Mendoza
  •   Juan Perez
  •   Hildemaro Requena
  •   Alejandro Rodriguez
  •   Francisco Tena
  •   Jervis Torrealba

Catchers

  •   Roldani Baldwin
  •   Isaias Lucena
  •   Samuel Miranda

Infielders

  •   Juan Barriento
  •   Luis Alejandro Basabe
  •   Luis Benoit
  •   Gerardo Carrizalez
  •   Jose Lozada
  •   Fabian Nieva
  •   Rafael Toribio
  •   Carlos Tovar
  •   Pablo Urena

Outfielders

  •   Yoan Aybar
  •   Juan Hernandez
  •   Raiwinson Lameda
  •   Jesus Perez
  •   Luis Yovera

Manager

  •   Jose Zapata

Coaches

  •   Aly Gonzalez (coach)
  •   Oscar Lira (coach)
  •   Claudio Sanchez (coach)
  •   Amaury Telemaco (pitching)
  •   Wilton Veras (coach)
  •   Junior Zamora (coach)


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