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:

Ty Buttrey[edit]

Ty Buttrey
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1993-03-31) March 31, 1993 (age 24)
Matthews, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams

Ty Douglas Buttrey (born March 31, 1993) is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 6", 235 lb., he bats left handed and throws right handed.[1]

The Red Sox selected Buttrey in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Providence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, signing him a bonus of $1,300,000. He posted a 9–2 record with a 0.91 earned run average and a 100 strikeouts as a senior, averaging 13.04 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.[2]

Following four games for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in 2012, Buttrey pitched his first full professional season in 2013 with Low-A Lowell Spinners of the New York–Penn League, where he went 4–3 with a 2.21 ERA in 13 games started. In addition, he struck out 35 batters, did not allow a home run in 61 innings and allowed over two earned runs just twice in his 13 starts.[2] In 2014, Buttrey dealt with injuries and ineffectiveness, resulting in a 6.85 ERA with Class A Greenville Drive. He earned a promotion to High-A Lowell Spinners after a 1–0 record with a 2.45 ERA in four starts and 22 innings for Greenville to begin 2015.

In his first seven starts at Salem,[when?] Buttrey went 5–0 with a 1.71 ERA in 42 innings, being unbeaten in his combined 11 starts between A and High-A in 2015. He finished with an 8–10 record in 21 starts for Salem and was a tough luck loser, as he pitched 14 quality starts, but in five of those 14 starts was charged with the loss. Overall, he went 9–10 with a 3.92 ERA in 25 starts for Greenville and Salem, including 103 strikeouts against 48 walks in 137⅔ innings.[2]

Buttrey was assigned to Double A Portland Sea Dogs in 2016, where he struggled with his command and averaged 5.3 walks to 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings, ending with a 1-9 record and 4.50 ERA in 32 appearances (nine starts).[1]

Jamie Callahan[edit]

Jamie Callahan
Boston Red Sox – No. 82
Pitcher
Born: (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 22)
Florence, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

James Douglas Callahan (born August 24, 1994) is a 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).[3]

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.[3]

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. In 2012, he gained a promotion to Short Season A Lowell Spinners, where he finished with a 5–1 record and a 3.92 ERA in 13 games, while striking out 54 in 59⅔ innings.[3]

Callahan opened 2014 at Low 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.[3] He then started to show flashes of brilliance in July and August after a dreadful first four months of the season. Overall, he posted a 9–14 record with a 5.85 ERA in 43 games (41 starts), striking out 150 batters and walking 86 in 177 innings of work.

Callahan returned to Greenville in 2015 and improved after moving to the bullpen as a middle reliever, compiling a 7–6 record with a 4.53 ERA and three saves in 31 games, with a total of 89⅓ innings pitched to go with 94 strikeouts and 33 walks. In the postseason, he pitched in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions.[3]

In 2016, Callahan was promoted to Class A Advanced Salem Red Sox. He went 5–3 with a 3.29 ERA and six saves in 39 relief appearances. After that, he was slated to join the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League during the postseason.[4]

C. J. Chatham[edit]

C.J. Chatham
Boston Red Sox
Shortstop
Born: (1994-12-22) December 22, 1994 (age 22)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Connor James "C.J." Chatham is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Boston Red Sox organization. Chatham was drafted 51st overall in the 2016 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. He made his professional debut for the GCL Red Sox and was later promoted to the Lowell Spinners, where he hit .259/.319/.426 with four home runs in 108 at bats. Chatham is currently the 15th ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization.[5]

Chatham finished his first professional season hitting .259/.319/.426 with four home runs in 108 at bats for the Spinners.

Michael Chavis[edit]

Michael Chavis
Boston Red Sox
Third baseman / Shortstop
Born: (1995-08-11) August 11, 1995 (age 21)
Marietta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Michael Scott Chavis is a third baseman and shortstop who plays in the Boston Red Sox organization.[6]

The Red Sox selected Chavis out of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, as their first pick (26th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft.[7]

Committed to Clemson University before being drafted, Chavis won the home run derby at the Perfect Game All-American Classic in 2014. As a senior, he won Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year honors for Georgia, after hitting a slash line of .580/.663/1,197 in 28 games, including 13 home runs, nine doubles. one triple, 37 RBI and 30 runs, while stealing 21 bases.[8]

Chavis started his professional career with the Rookie Level GCL Red Sox in their 2014 season. He struggled early this season, but he showed he was past his adjustment period to pro ball in August, when he hit .372/.430/.590/1,020 in 72 at-bats, finishing his rookie year with an average of .269 (36-for-134), one home run and 16 RBI in 39 games.[6] He then belted a homer and drove in five runs in three playoff games, to help the Red Sox clinch the Gulf Coast League championship.[9]

Chavis opened 2015 with the Class Low-A Greenville Drive, where his main asset was power, as he hit 15 home runs on the year to led the Red Sox system. But he also had 144 strikeouts in 435 at bats to just 29 walks, while slashing .223/.277/.405 with 58 RBI in 109 games.[6] He came back to Greenville in 2016, and had a tremendous start to the year until a thumb injury sidelined him in late April. Upon his return, his numbers steadily eroded, and he finished his time in Greenville with a .244/.321/.391 line, eight homers and 35 RBI in 74 games before being promoted to High-A Salem Red Sox late in August.[6] He hit .160 (4-for-25) with five runs and one RBI in just seven games.[6]

A top prospect in the organization, Chavis has shown flashes of why he was a first-round draft pick, but clearly he needs to make major progress with his approach at the plate to fulfill his true potential. He is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 6 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10]

Jake Cosart[edit]

Jake Cosart
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1994-02-11) February 11, 1994 (age 23)
Friendswood, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Jake Edward Cosart is a middle relief pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 2", 175 lb., Cosart bats and throws right handed. He is the younger brother of pitcher Jarred Cosart.[11]

Cosart was selected by the Red Sox in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida. Undrafted as a Texas Clear Creek High School outfielder in 2012, Cosart did not play as a freshman at Duke University and was transferred to Seminole because he wanted an opportunity to pitch.[11] He made the most of that chance, showing arm strength similar to his brother Jarred, posting a record of 5-3 with a 5.34 ERA in 11 starts and two relief appearances.[11] But after working with an 88-92 mph fastball in two seasons as a professional starter, the Red Sox organization realized early on that his powering fastball would play out of the bullpen.[11]

Cosart debuted in 2014 with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox and went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA over 16 innings in seven starts, while holding opponents to a .132 batting average against. He then was promoted to Short Season A Lowell Spinners in 2015 and was untouchable in his New York–Penn League debut, as he struck out three and walked three over four hitless innings.[12] But he struggled the rest of the season, ending with a 2-2 record and 5.45 ERA in nine starts, striking out 27 and walking 20 in 33.0 innings of work.[11]

After that, Cosart recaptured the velocity he showed at Seminole and became a full-time reliever. His fastball sits at 94-97 mph and can reach 99 with some cutting action. In addition, he throws a 75-80 mph curveball and 84-86 changeup as secondary pitches.[13]

Following a lost year at Lowell, Cosart had a revival in his first full season at Low-A Class Greenville Drive in 2016, doing a much better job of attacking hitters with his best repertoire. Through 16 games at Greenville, he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.05 ERA and three saves. Moreover, he allowed only 12 earned runs and 36 hits in 52⅔ innings, with 76 strikeouts, 25 walks and a .193 average against,[14] while representing his team in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.[15] Early in August, Cozart earned a promotion to High-A Salem Red Sox.

Thereafter, Cosart continued his complete dominance since his promotion from Greenville. In eight pitching appearances, he retired 56 of 75 batters he faced, allowing two runs on seven hits and 11 walks, while striking out 28 in 18 innings for a 1.00 ERA and a 50% strikeout rate.[11] Overall, he punched out 104 batters in 70⅔ innings, with a chance to move quickly if he can continue to miss bats.

Cosart is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 14 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10]

Jacob Dahlstrand[edit]

Jacob Dahlstrand
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1992-03-26) March 26, 1992 (age 25)
Houston, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Jacob Connor Dahlstrand (born March 26, 1992) is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 5", 205 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[16]

The Red Sox selected Dahlstrand in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Memorial High School in Houston, Texas, where he posted a 7-2 record with a 3.83 earned run average in his senior season. He had committed to the University of Houston, but decided to turn professional instead.[17]

Dahlstrand has a three-pitch repertoire that includes a 90-96 mph fastball, which he complements with a slider and a changeup.[18] He moved slowly through the system, but broke through in 2014 with a combined 8-5 record and a 2.90 ERA in 28 games for Low-A Greenville Drive and High-A Salem Red Sox, which included six starts.[16] He pitched almost exclusively out of the bullpen in Greenville before moving up to the next level, where the Red Sox stretched him out in the rotation.[16]

In 2015 Opening Day, Dahlstrand came out firing for Salem with six no-hit innings in his season debut that became a rain-shortened no-hitter.[19] Overall, Dahlstrand went 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in four starts for Salem but then injured his elbow and eventually had Tommy John surgery, missing the rest of the season.[18]

After a long rehabilitation, Dahlstrand returned in June 2016 at rookie class GCL Red Sox. He made two starts there and two with the Lowell Spinners before joining Double-A Portland Sea Dogs on July 14. He posted an overall record of 3-4 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in eight starts, striking out 24 while walking 12 in 40 innings of work.[16]

Tyler Hill[edit]

Tyler Hill
Boston Red Sox
Right fielder
Born: (1996-03-04) March 4, 1996 (age 21)
Wilmington, Delaware
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Tyler Phillip Hill (born March 4, 1996) is a right fielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 0", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[20]

Hill was selected by the Red Sox with their 20th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft out of Delaware Military Academy in Wilmington, DE, where he was a three sport standout before graduating in 2014.[21][22] As a senior, Hill hit .432 with six home runs and 18 stolen bases, driving in 29 runs while scoring 29 times. He was committed to play baseball at Wilmington University, but opted to sign with the Red Sox instead.[20][21]

Hill played in just four games during his 2014 debut season with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, being ruled out due to a hamstring injury he suffered in a game.[21] He returned to the GCL Red Sox in 2015 and hit .250 with 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 39 games,[20] before gaining a promotion to Class A Short-Season Lowell Spinners in late August. In limited action, he hit .400 (6-for-15) with four runs scored and two steals in four games with the Spinners.[20]

Hill opened 2016 at Lowell, and he improved considerably over his previous two seasons. Hill connected at least one hit in 11 of his first 13 games, including six multi-hit contests and a slash line of .321/.36/.491 during the month of June.[23] But Hill was even better in July, when he led the New York–Penn League in batting average (.432), hits (35), total bases (50) and slugging (.617).[23] His very solid month of July included both an 11-game and an eight-game hitting streak over a total of 22 game appearances,[23] being named by Minor League Baseball as the July Player of the Month Award winner in the league.[24] Besides, he was selected to the annual NYPL All-Star Game.[25] Hill finished the season in strong form, leading the NYPL hitters with a .332 average and 113 total bases through 61 games with the Spinners, while ranking second with a .508 slugging percentage and a .887 on-base plus slugging. Besides him, only four other players hit at least .300 during the regular season.[26]

Hill is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 30 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10]

Williams Jerez[edit]

Williams Jerez
Boston Red Sox
Middle relief pitcher
Born: (1992-05-18) May 18, 1992 (age 24)
Santiago (Dominican Republic), Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Williams A. Jerez [hay-reth'] (born May 16, 1992) is a middle relief pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 4", 190 lb., he bats and throws left handed.[27]

The Red Sox selected Jerez in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft, signing him a bonus of $443,700.[27] Jerez started his career as an outfielder, but was converted to a pitcher during extended spring training in 2014. He made his debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in 2012 and collected hits in 11 of 12 games during one early-season stretch, plling his batting average as high as .340, but eventually he tapered off. He finished the year batting .248 with five stolen bases, three triples, and just six walks in 32 games.[27]

In 2012, Jerez started 32 games with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners before missing the remainder of the season with hand injury. Prior to injury, Jerez batted .241 (20-for-83) with five RBI and three stolen bases. Then in 2013, he appeared in 38 games and hit a paltry .138 average in 38 games while playing right and centerfield for Lowell. But Jerez turned his career around after moving from outfield to pitcher in 2014. In that season, he posted a 3–1 record with a 2.22 ERA and one save coming out of bullpen for the GCL Red Sox. He ended the season at Lowell, going 1–1 with a 4.50 ERA.[27]

In 2015 Jerez joined the Low A Greenville Drive, where he went 3–1 with a 2.06 ERA and three saves, striking out 43 in 39⅓ innings of work. He then gained a promotion to High A Salem Red Sox and was more dominant, posting a 1–0 record with a 0.73 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 12 innings.[27] The Portland Sea Dogs would be the fifth stop in just a year and a half for Jerez, as he collected scoreless outings in 13 of 22 appearances since his Double-A debut on June 24, 2015.[28] Overall, he went 5–3 with a 2.54 ERA and four saves in a career-high 41 games during the three stints.[27]

Jerez was added to the Red Sox 40-man roster in November 2015. He remained with the Sea Dogs through 2016, featuring a 1-6 mark with a 4.71 ERA in 40 games, striking out 65 and walking 30 in 65 innings, while earning a selection to the Eastern League All-Star Game.[29]

Jerez is currently rated as the Red Sox’€™s No. 19 prospect at MLB.com.[10]

Matt Kent[edit]

Matt Kent
Boston Red Sox
Starting pitcher
Born: (1992-09-13) September 13, 1992 (age 24)
Waco, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Matthew Allen Kent (born September 13, 1992) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League Baseball system. Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., he bats and throws left handed.[30]

The Red Sox selected Kent in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University, where he pitched for the Texas Aggies and improved gradually each season. In 2015, he went 9-1 with a 2.76 earned run average in 98 innings pitched,[31] leading the team in innings and K/BB ratio (7.0), while posting the lowest ERA of any A&M pitcher to collect at least 55 innings.[32] Likewise, Kent played three collegiate summers with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League. In the 2015 season, he was named NL co-pitcher of the year and ranked fourth on the league's top 200 prospects,[32] after going 3-3 with a 2.09 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 77⅔ innings.[31]

Kent uses a three-quarters arm slot and has a repeatable delivery, and even though his fastball is clocked consistently at 84-88 mph, he attacks the strike zone efficiently to produce swing and miss offerings. His fastball is followed by a slider at 78-82 mph, as well as a solid changeup with fade at 76-80 mph.[30]

The left-hander made a promising debut with Class A- Lowell Spinners in 2015, as he went 7-1 with a 1.86 ERA and one save in 14 long relief appearances, striking out 35 and giving up 10 walks in 48⅓ innings of work.[32] He then earned a promotion to Class A Greenville Drive in 2016, where he settled into a starter's role for the rest of the year. As a result, Kent allowed a 1.50 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP in over two starts and 12 innings for Greenville before joining Class A+ Salem Red Sox a few days later.[32]

At Salem, Kent tossed 156 innings, going 10-7 with a 3.69 ERA and striking out 120 against 33 walks. He also produced quality starts in 22 of his 26 assignments,[32] including a complete game and the most innings pitched in the Carolina League.[33] After that, he started the decisive Game 3 for Salem in the CL South Division Championship Series, which was won by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 2–1. Kent, who did not factor in the decision, was dominant in 6⅔ scoreless innings for the Sox, scattering four hits while not walking a batter and striking out five.[34]

Overall, Kent compiled a record of 10-7 with a 3.54 ERA in 28 season's starts, striking out 125 batters while walking 37 in 168 innings. Moreover, he led all Red Sox minor league pitchers in starts, innings and less home runs allowed (4), while ending fourth in wins, ERA and strikeouts.[35] He is slated to open 2017 at Double A Portland Sea Dogs.

Travis Lakins[edit]

Travis Lakins
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1994-06-29) June 29, 1994 (age 22)
Franklin, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Travis Clay Lakins is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 1", 180 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[36]

The Red Sox selected Lakins in the 6th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, signing him for an above-slot bonus of $320,000.[36]

Lakins flashed three potential plus offerings in just two shutout innings during his only appearance with Short Season A Lowell Spinners in 2015. He then pitched for the GCL Red Sox but only in the playoffs.[36]

In his brief stint, Lakins showed a quick arm from a three-quarters arm slot, offering a three-pitch mix with a fastball-curveball-changeup combination, with his fastball sitting at 92-94 mph and topping out at 96 with a bit of sink and run. The curveball flashed plus-potential at 75-76 mph with two-plane, tight rotation and hard snap, while the changeup ranged from 83-87 mph and also showed plus potential with late dive away from left-handed hitters when down in the zone. Besides, he used a heavy mix of curveballs and changeups both early and behind in counts, showing consistency with the secondaries pitches and refined command and control overall.[10][36]

In 2016, Lakins was promoted two levels up to High Class A full season Salem Red Sox. In the month of April, he led the Salem pitching staff with a 3-1 record and a 2.13 ERA in four starts, striking out 26 and walking 10 in 25⅓ innings of work.[36] In early August, Lakins was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation and did not pitch for the rest of the season. He went 6-3 in 19 starts and a relief appearance, featuring a 5.93 ERA with 79 strikeouts and 36 walks in 91 innings.[36]

Lakins is currently rated as Boston's best right-handed pitching prospect and the No. 8 overall in the organization sandwiched between Josh Ockimey and Roniel Raudes, according to MLB.com.[10]

Nick Longhi[edit]

Nick Longhi
Boston Red Sox
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1995-08-16) August 16, 1995 (age 21)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Teams

Nicholas Edward Longhi [lon'-ne] (born August 16, 1995) is a first baseman and outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 2", 205 lb., he bats right handed and throws left handed.[37]

The Red Sox selected Longhi in the 30th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Venice High School in Florida, where he helped the Venice Indians win the Florida 7A State Championship and finish No. 2 in the final national rankings in 2013. By the time Longhi was a senior at Venice, he was a Rawlings first team All-American and played in almost every major tournament for Perfect Game. Longhi came to terms on a contract calling for a reported over-slot bonus of $450,000, the fourth-highest bonus handed out by the Sox, with the organization buying him out of a commitment to Louisiana State University.[38]

Longhi was rated by Baseball America at No. 8 as one of the best pure hitters in the 2013 high school draft class.[39] He is a rare right-handed hitting, left handed throwing outfielder who possesses a strong arm, delivering 91–93 mph fastballs when he was a two-way player in high school. Versatile enough to play at first base, he is also a solid-average defender with strong instincts, soft hands and good footwork.[37]

Longhi debuted with the GCL Red Sox late in 2013, playing for them 16 games before joining the Lowell Spinners in 2014. He was hitting a .330/.388/.440 slash line over 121 at-bats for the Spinners before landing on the disabled list with a torn UCL in his thumb on July 24. The injury required surgery, but Longhi completed an offseason workout program and gained a promotion to the Greenville Drive in 2015.[37]

In 2015 Longhi played mostly right field for a Drive squad that was thin in the position, and he showed adequate actions and plenty of arm in the field.[40] Longhi looked to be in noticeably better shape than past seasons, looking stronger, quicker, and more agile in the field and on the basepaths. He appeared more mature, even though he was young for his 2013 draft class and turned 20 years old in August. As a result, his .281/.338/.403 line with seven home runs, 22 doubles, three triples and 62 RBI was significant, because he was facing pitchers two or more years older than him who could throw 90 mph regularly and get up to 95 mph.[37][41]

Longhi was assigned to the High-A Salem Red Sox in 2016, as he is making steady progress in the Boston organization. In 124 games for Salem this season, Longhi set for plenty of playing time, appearing at first base in 99 games and in right field in 25 games, though in some games he appeared at both positions. He slashed .282/.349/.343 in 471 at-bats and led Salem with 77 RBI and 40 doubles while collecting a second-best 133 hits behind Rafael Devers (142), as his 40 doubles were second-best in the Carolina League and his RBI totals ranked him fifth.[42] Furthermore, Longhi topped the Red Sox minor league system in RBI and doubles, was fifth in hits, and tied for third in games played.[43] He is projected to open 2017 at Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.[44]

Longhi is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 12 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10]

Danny Mars[edit]

Danny Mars
Boston Red Sox
Center fielder
Born: (1994-01-22) January 22, 1994 (age 23)
Sarasota, Florida
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Teams

Danny J. Mars 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.[45]

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.[45]

A speedy outfielder and line-drive hitter, Mars posted a strong season with the Chipola Indians, while collecting a slash line of .380/.460/.584 with four home runs, 35 runs batted in 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.[46]

Mars made his professional debut at Short Season A Lowell Spinners in June 2014, hitting .311, which was 4th in the New York Penn League. This would be followed with a promotion to the Low A Greenville Drive, where he finished off his first professional season. Mars was slated to open 2015 at Greenville after a stint in extended spring training, but should eventually make his way to the GCL Red Sox.[47] He then rejoined the Drive during the midseason, batting for them a .258./315/.303 line with 19 steals in 50 games.[45]

In 2016, Mars was assigned to High-A Salem Red Sox, where he hit .293/.353/.401 and stole 31 bases in 108 games. Mars had a career-night on August 8, when he recorded the first six-hit game for Salem in 32 years. He went 6-for-7 and drove in a career-high five runs, including two doubles and two triples, as he fell a home run short of the cycle in the 13-inning, 12–11 victory against the visiting Lynchburg Hillcats.[48] Mars was injured after that and finished the season among the top-10 Red Sox prospects in several categories, ranking second in stolen bases behind Yoan Moncada (45), third in triples (10) to Aneury Tavárez (13) and Andrew Benintendi (12), seventh in hits (120), eighth in batting average and runs scored, and tenth in OBP.[43] Besides, Mars was selected to join the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League during the postseason.[4]

Kyle Martin[edit]

Kyle Martin
Boston Red Sox – No. 72
Relief pitcher
Born: (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 26)
Austin, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Kyle Jared Martin (born January 18, 1991) is a middle relief pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League Baseball system. Listed at 6' 7", 230 lb., he bats and throw right handed.[49]

Martin signed after being selected by the Red Sox in the ninth round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Texas A&M University.[49] He previously had been selected by the Chicago White Sox (2012) and Washington Nationals (2009) but chose not to sign.

Martin has a three-pitch repertoire that includes a 92-94 mph fastball with above-average control, which he complements with an 83-86 mph slider, and a 79-82 mph circle changeup that he has the confidence to throw in any count.[49]

In a span of two seasons from 2013–2014 with three teams, Martin was the first pitcher in the Red Sox 2013 draft class to reach Double-A level.[50] In his three stints, he posted a collective 8-7 record with a 3.16 ERA and 13 saves in 54 relief appearances, striking out 112 batters while walking 26 in 116⅔ innings of work before joining the Portland Sea Dogs.[51] Martin suffered setbacks and struggled through injuries in the 2015 midseason, spending two months on the disabled list.[50] He recovered late in the year and was assigned to the Arizona Fall League, where his fastball touched 96 miles per hour (154 km/h), with some arm-side run, and garnered a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2016.[50]

In 2016, Martin posted a 3-4 record with a 3.38 ERA and six saves while striking out 78 hitters and walking 21, to compile a 3.71 SO/W in 66⅔ innings. He also recorded a WHIP of 1.19 and was second among International League relievers with 10.53 strikeouts per nine innings.[52]

Martin is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 22 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10] The Red Sox added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[53]

Simón Mercedes[edit]

Simón Mercedes
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1992-02-17) February 17, 1992 (age 25)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Simón Mercedes is a Dominican pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 4", 240 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[54]

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.[54]

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 hitter 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.[54]

Mercedes opened 2014 with Class A Salem Red Sox and spent some time on the disabled list early in the season. He then was placed in Lowell on a rehabilitation assignment before returning to Salem.[54] Mercedes finished the year with a subpar record of 5–10 and a 4.76 ERA in 22 games, 15 as a starter. He then joined the Portland Sea Dogs in 2015 and was dominant but inconsistent, going 3–3 with 4.88 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 79⅓ innings of relief in his Double-A debut.[54]

Mercedes returned to Portland in 2016 but was demoted to Salem during the midseason, in what was the most disappointing season of his career due to lack of command in his explosive fastball and inconsistent secondary offerings. Mercedes went 2-3 with an 8.22 ERA in 23 innings for the Sea Dogs before going 4-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 34 innings at Salem. Overall, he was 6-5 with a 6.47 ERA and 1.702 WHIP in 37 appearances, allowing 47 runs (41 earned) on 64 hits and 33 walks while striking out 53 in 57 innings of work.[54]

Roniel Raudes[edit]

Roniel Raudes
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1998-01-16) January 16, 1998 (age 19)
Granada, Nicaragua
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Raudes (rah'-oo-des) and the second or maternal family name is Meza (may'-thah).

Roniel Antonio Raudes Meza (born January 16, 1998) is a Nicaraguan pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League Baseball system. Listed at 6' 1" (1.86 m.), 160 lb. (73 k.), he bats and throws right handed.[55]

The Red Sox selected Raudes in the 2014 MLB International Draft, signing him a bonus of $250,000.[55] Raudes throws an 89-91 fastball with a maximum speed of 93 mph. According to Red Sox scouts, he should throw harder once he adds some muscle to his skinny frame and physically matures without losing much athleticism.[56] He also has a pair of promising secondary pitches, with his downer curveball at 74-76 mph presently ranking ahead of his fading 82-84 changeup.[55]

Aside from Anderson Espinoza, Raudes had the best season of any BoSox minor league pitcher in 2015. Only 17 years old, Raudes led the rookie-level Dominican Summer League with a very significant 23:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio (63-to-3) in 53⅔ innings, which he concluded with a 3-0 record in four rookie-level Gulf Coast League starts, while allowing two earned runs for a 0.90 ERA in 20.0 innings. He was selected to the DSL All-Star Team and also was ranked by Baseball America as the BoSox No. 24 prospect after the season.[57]

In 2016, Raudes joined the Low-A class Greenville Drive, where he posted an 8-2 record with a 3.78 ERA in his first 14 starts and represented his team in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.[58] His first career highlight came on August 18, when he shut out the Kannapolis Intimidators, 2–0, completing seven innings in the longest start of his young professional career. He stroke out four batters and only allowed four hits and one walk In the process.[59] Overall, Raudes went 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 24 starts, to go with 104 strikeouts and only 23 walks in 113⅓ innings. In addition, he finished third in wins in the Sox minor league system while posting the sixth best ERA among starters.[35] At 18, Raudes showed consistency in Greenville as the youngest pitcher in the league, as he has a chance to emerge as a mid-rotation starter as he matures physically and mentally.[60]

Raudes is currently rated as the second-best pitching prospect and No. 9 prospect overall in the Boston organization, according to MLB.com.[10]

Teddy Stankiewicz[edit]

Teddy Stankiewicz
Boston Red Sox
Starting pitcher
Born: (1993-11-25) November 25, 1993 (age 23)
Keller, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Theodore J. Stankiewicz is a starting pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 4" and 215 pounds, he bats and throws right handed.[61]

Stankiewicz was originally selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He then was selected by the Sox in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Seminole State College in Oklahoma. He debuted with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in their 2013 season, ending with a 2.29 earned run average in three starts and did not have a decision.[61]

Stankiewicz opened the 2014 season with the Low A Greenville Drive, where he posted an 11–8 record with a 3.85 ERA in 34 starts, striking out 102 batters and walking 29 in 160⅓ innings of work, leading the Drive rotation in starts, wins, ERA, strikeouts, innings, SO/W (3.52) and WHIP (1.21). Besides, he was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week during the period of June 9–15.[61] He then joined to the High A Class Salem Red Sox in 2015, going 5–11 with a 4.01 in 25 starts, including a complete game shutout along with 77 strikeouts and 32 walks in 141⅓ innings.

Stankiewicz made his next step up the ladder to Double A Portland Sea Dogs in 2016. On August 2, he pitched the first complete-game one-hitter in Sea Dogs history, while striking out seven and did not issue a walk en route to a 3–0 shutout over the Erie SeaWolves. Perfect during 5⅓ innings, Stankiewicz allowed a single to Grayson Greiner before retiring the next 11 batters in a row.[62] Stankiewicz closed his season with six innings of shutout ball, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out eight batters. He picked up the win, improving to 5-9 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 25 starts, including 97 strikeouts and 39 walks in 135 innings.[61]

Cole Sturgeon[edit]

Cole Sturgeon
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1991-09-17) September 17, 1991 (age 25)
Owensboro, Kentucky
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Cole Michael Sturgeon (born September 17, 1991) is an outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 0", 180 lb., he bats and throws left handed.[63]

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.[64]

Sturgeon 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 wooden-bat Cape Cod League title in 2012. Besides, Sturgeon batted .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.[63]

Sturgeon debuted professionally with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners in June 2014, hitting for them a .276/.300/.414 slash line in seven games before being promoted to Low-A Greenville Drive on July 7. He hit .284 in only 48 games for the Drive, ending with a .283 average, 10 doubles, two home runs, 31 runs, and 30 RBI in the two stints. Besides, he showed his versatility by being able to play all three outfield positions well enough, as he saw most of his playing time at center field and right field.[63]

Sturgeon opened 2015 at High-A Salem Red Sox, earning a promotion to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in the midseason. On July 3, Sturgeon saw his first pitching appearance as a professional with three scoreless innings of relief for Portland, earning the win and scoring the winning run, to give the Sea Dogs a 16-inning walk-off victory after five hours and nine minutes of action. With his effort, Sturgeon became the 15th position player in the franchise's 22-year history to also pitch in a game, as well as the third to earn a win while doing so.[65] The steady oufielder hit a .245/.285/.333 line and collected a .974 Fld% in 104 games between Salem and Portland, completing four levels in less of two years.[63]

In 2016, Sturgeon started the season at Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, but was sent to Portland in the month of July after hitting 3-for-9 in two games for the PawSox. In 117 games for the Sea Dogs, Sturgeon hit a .267/.312/.370 line with 40 RBI and 36 runs scored. He committed just six errors in 273 chances while playing all outfield positions and posted a .985 Fld% overall.[63]

Aneury Tavárez[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tavárez and the second or maternal family name is Trinidad.
Aneury Tavárez
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1992-04-14) April 14, 1992 (age 25)
Barrio Obrero, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Aneury De Jesús Tavárez Trinidad [ah-nay'-oo-ree / tah-vah'-rez] (born April 14, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder in the Boston Red Sox organization.

The Red Sox signed Tavárez as an international free agent in October 2010, signing him a bonus of $80,000.[66] His first four seasons in the minors were unremarkable – a combined .254 batting average (289-for-1136) with 336 strikeouts and just 66 walks in 314 games.[67]

Tavárez opened 2015 at Class A- Salem Red Sox, where he improved to .280 with a .444 OBP and .447 of slugging in 39 games. He then was promoted to Double A Portland Sea Dogs during the midseason and ended the year with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox. Overall, he posted a .253/.314/.401 slash line with a .715 OPS in 112 games.[67]

After spending the 2015 season at three levels, Tavárez settled into Double A in 2016 and struggled early in the year. As late as May 5, he was hitting .219 with a .534 OPS and was fighting for playing time before settling down in June, when he posted a robust .413 average and was briefly called up to Pawtucket for six games. And Tavárez accomplished as he moved again to Triple A, hitting .389/.522/.667 with a one home run and five RBI, while collecting a 1.188 OPS.[67]

Since his return on July 1 to Double A, Tavárez hit .341 for the Sea Dogs during the month, boost his batting average to .336 in August, and finished the season with a career-high 12-game hitting streak, in which he went 15-for-37 (.405),[68] missing out on the Eastern League batting title by a narrow margin.[69] Binghamton Mets infielder Phillip Evans overtook Tavárez on the last day of the season, edgind him .3351 to .3350.[70] Besides, Tavárez led the league in triples (13), along with a third-best .379 OBP (.379) and fourth-bests in SLG (.506) and OPS (.886).[69] He also earned Portland Sea Dogs Most Valuable Player honors and was named to both the Eastern League mid-season and season-ending All-Star teams.[71] Moreover, Tavárez led the Red Sox minor league system in average and triples, ranking third both in SLG and OPS behind Andrew Benintendi (.532/.910) and Yoan Moncada (.511/.918), fifth in OBP, sixth in hits (132), and eighth in stolen bases (20).[43]

On December 8, 2016, Tavárez was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 Rule 5 draft.[72]

Hector Velázquez[edit]

For the arquitect, see Héctor Velázquez Moreno. For the boxer, see Héctor Velázquez.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Velázquez and the second or maternal family name is Aguilar.
Hector Velázquez
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1988-11-26) November 26, 1988 (age 28)
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Héctor Velázquez Aguilar (born November 26, 1988) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. In February 2017, the Red Sox purchased his contract from Mexican League team Piratas de Campeche.[73]

Jantzen Witte[edit]

Jantzen Witte
Boston Red Sox
Infielder
Born: (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 27)
Fort Worth, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams

Jantzen Connery Witte [witty] (born January 4, 1990) is a corner infielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox Minor League system. Listed at 6' 2", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[74]

Witte, who started playing baseball at three years old, also played tennis from when he was six till his freshman year of high school. As a result, he is described as possessing an unusual swing that is a byproduct of his tennis background.[75] At the field, he has a solid-average defensive profile and good glove work at both first base and third base.

The Red Sox selected Witte in the 24th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Texas Christian University, where he played four seasons for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball squad from 2010–2013.[74] During this period, he was a member of three TCU conference champion teams and a tournament championship title. In 2012, he earned Academic All-Mountain West and second-team All-Conference honors.[76] Then in 2013 was named Big 12 co-scholar Athlete of the Year, second-Team All-Big 12, and first-team Academic All-Big 12 as a senior, after starting all 57 of the Horned Frogs' games,[76] hitting .293 (61-for-208) with 15 doubles, two triples, three home runs, and 34 RBI.[74]

In his 2013 professional debut season, Witte hit a combined .168 batting average in 33 games for rookie class GCL Red Sox and short-season A Lowell Spinners. He improved considerably at Low-A Lowell Spinners in 2014, hitting a .330/.418/.554 slash line with a .972 OPS in 65 games, earning a selection to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.[74] He finished the year at High-A Salem Red Sox, where he slashed .296/.340/.451 in 65 games before being promoted to Double-A Portland Sea Dogs the following season.

In 2015, Witte hit .283/.363/.414 for the Sea Dogs in 85 games and was named to the Eastern League All-Star team.[74] At the end of the season, the Red Sox assigned him to the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.[76] He opened 2016 at Portland and garnered a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in the month of April.[76]

Luis Ysla[edit]

Luis Ysla
Boston Red Sox – No. 78
Pitcher
Born: (1992-04-27) April 27, 1992 (age 25)
Carabobo, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Luis Alfredo Ysla (born April 27, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Ysla signed with the San Francisco Giants as an international free agent in September 2012. On August 31, 2015 the Giants traded him to the Boston Red Sox for Alejandro De Aza.[77] The Red Sox added Ysla to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season.[53] He is currently rated as the Red Sox's No. 18 prospect, according to MLB.com.[10]

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  • 23 Gerson Bautista
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  • 47 Dedgar Jimenez
  • 41 Trevor Kelley
  • 15 Matt Kent
  •  3 Travis Lakins
  • 37 Adam Lau
  • 46 Daniel McGrath
  • 45 Mitchell Osnowitz
  • 38 Yankory Pimentel
  • 34 Bobby Poiner
  • 10 Roniel Raudes

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  •  2 Jhon Nunez
  • 28 Austin Rei

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  • 37 Shaun Anderson
  • 39 Logan Boyd
  • 12 Pat Goetze
  • 18 Daniel Gonzalez
  • 31 Matthew Gorst
  • 28 Jay Groome Injury icon 2.svg
  • 51 Darwinzon Hernandez
  • 35 Stephen Nogosek
  • 20 Hildemaro Requena
  • 25 Robby Sexton
  • 24 Michael Shawaryn
  • 40 Dakota Smith
  • 17 Hunter Smith

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  • 16 Roldani Baldwin
  • 19 Isaias Lucena
  •    Tyler Spoon ‡

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  • 23 Bobby Dalbec
  •  2 Santiago Espinal
  • 22 Mitchell Gunsolus
  • 36 Nick Lovullo
  • 11 Carlos Tovar
  • 33 Tucker Tubbs

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  • 21 Yoan Aybar
  •  5 Lorenzo Cedrola
  •  7 Tyler Hill
  • 15 Chris Madera
  • 30 Ryan Scott


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  • 44 Walter Miranda (pitching)
  • 38 Wilton Veras (hitting)
  • 13 Corey Wimberly (assistant)


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  • 38 Jhonathan Diaz
  • 49 Kyle Hart
  • 18 Algenis Martinez
  • 17 Jared Oliver
  • 16 Kevin Steen

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  •    Eddy Reynoso
  • 19 Nick Sciortino

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  • 13 Victor Acosta
  • 35 Jerry Downs
  •    Steven Reveles
  •  5 Jagger Rusconi

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  •    Matt McLean


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  • 22 Devon Fisher
  • 59 Victor Garcia
  • 54 Marcos Lantigua
  • 52 Francisco Lopez-Soto
  • 60 Ryan Oduber
  • 56 Angel Padron
  • 58 Yorvin Pantoja
  • 66 Denyi Reyes

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  • 25 Alan Marrero
  • 55 Samuel Miranda
  •  3 Andrew Noviello
  • 41 Alberto Schmidt

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  • 10 Imeldo Diaz
  • 15 Stanley Espinal
  • 17 Raiwinson Lameda
  • 18 Yomar Valentin

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  • 44 Juan Carlos Abreu
  • 24 Juan Barriento
  •  5 Nicholos Hamilton
  • 63 Chad Hardy ‡
  • 40 Granger Studdard


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  • 30 Rayniel Adames
  • 17 Edilson Batista
  • 60 Eduard Bazardo
  • 20 William Caraballo
  • 53 Luis Colmenares
  • 56 Carlos Cortes
  • 16 Jhosmar Cortez
  • 58 Junior Figueroa
  • 49 Juan Florentino
  • 54 Ritzi Mendoza
  • 18 Oddanier Mosqueda
  • 44 Geraldo Perez
  • 36 Juan Perez
  • 63 Antonio Police
  • 38 Manuel Ramirez
  • 43 Alejandro Rodriguez
  • 39 Ramses Rosario

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  • 11 Ivan Jimenez
  • 23 Carlos Pulido
  •  7 Eddy Reynoso

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  • 12 Jesus Chacon
  •    Ricardo Cubillan
  •  3 Luis Hernandez
  •    Ivan Houellemont
  • 10 Freiberg Marin
  • 28 Kervin Suarez
  • 26 Elwin Tejeda

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  • 19 Ramfis Berroa
  •    Marino Campana
  •  5 Willis Figueroa
  • 25 Jose Mejias
  • 24 Daniel Rincon


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  •   Ozzie Chavez (hitting)
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  • 49 Gary Calvo
  • 43 Victor Familia
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  • 63 Jose Gonzalez
  • 54 Ronald Gutierrez
  • 19 Warlyn Guzman
  • 15 Andres Jimenez
  • 20 Shair Lacrus
  • 29 Joan Martinez
  • 31 Bryan Mata
  • 36 Roberto Medina
  • 57 Rayniel Moreno
  • 23 Luis Rivero
  • 44 Gregory Santos
  • 48 Francisco Tena
  • 28 Jose Zacarias

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  • 24 Eduard Conde
  •  7 Marcos Martinez
  • 41 Kleiber Rodriguez

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  • 25 Pedro Castellanos
  • 51 Yeison Coca
  •  2 Everlouis Lozada
  • 18 Ronaldo Pulgar
  •  5 Reinaldo Ugueto

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  • 40 Fabian Andrade
  • 22 Dawill Aponte
  • 17 Angel Hernandez
  • 12 Juan Hernandez
  •    Alexander Martinez
  • 30 Keibert Petit
  • 10 Rafael Rincones


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  •   Oscar Lira (pitching)
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