Red Sox Minor League Notebook

Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive
Ryan Hannable
July 19, 2017 - 6:03 pm
1. Much of the talk of late with the Red Sox farm system has centered around the third base position and the rise of Rafael Devers along with Michael Chavis. Chavis has been in Double-A Portland for a few weeks, while Devers was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket last week. While these two have...
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Ryan Hannable
June 29, 2017 - 9:46 am
1. FaceTime seems like something reserved for helping family and friends connect face-to-face even though they are far away from each other. For the Red Sox, they used it in preparation for the MLB draft earlier this month. Like all teams, the Red Sox like to get to know as many prospects as they...
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Bryan Mata has pitched two games so far with Greenville. (Richard Young/Greenville Drive)
Ryan Hannable
June 01, 2017 - 12:50 pm
1. The baseball world knows who Bryan Mata is, but the casual Red Sox fan might not. It might be time to start learning, as the 18-year-old has been promoted to Single-A Greenville and could be the next star pitcher in the Red Sox farm system. Since he is just 18 years old (just turned 18 on May 3...
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Yoan Moncada still has plenty of room to grow. (Jake Roth/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
September 08, 2016 - 12:21 pm
With the Red Sox minor league season pretty much wrapped up (Salem and Lowell are still in the postseason), we decided to do an end of the year power rankings of players in the minor league system. Note, we still included Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi given their limited major league...
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No. 12 overall pick Jason Groome will start for the Lowell Spinners Friday night. (WEEI.com)
Ryan Hannable
September 01, 2016 - 6:48 am
Highly touted 18-year-old left-hander Jason Groome finally can breathe a sigh of relief. Groome was drafted No. 12 overall by the Red Sox in June's MLB draft, signed a professional contract, started two games in the Florida Gulf Coast League and now is preparing to start for the short-season Single...
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Michael Kopech has been on a roll with High-A Salem. (John Wacher/Salem Red Sox)
Ryan Hannable
August 25, 2016 - 6:37 am
1. Top pitching prospect Michael Kopech is dominating High-A Salem. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 10 starts with the club and over the 51 1/3 innings pitched, he's totaled 81 strikeouts. In his last start Wednesday night he went a career-high seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and...
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High-A Salem third baseman Rafael Devers is viewed as a 20-30 home run player. (David Kohl/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
August 18, 2016 - 6:57 am
1. What a difference a few months have been for High-A Salem third baseman Rafael Devers. The 19-year-old batted just .138 in April and has now raised his average to .281 on the year, due in large part to a monster second half of the season where he's hit .337 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs. "I...
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Ryan Hannable
August 11, 2016 - 7:08 am
1. Red Sox first-round pick Jason Groome has been in Fort Myers for a few weeks now working towards making his eventual professional debut. The 17-year-old has been working on the club's throwing program, arm strengthening routines and general workouts with Goose Gregson, the Red Sox' Latin...
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Yoan Moncada could potentially help the Red Sox out this season. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
August 04, 2016 - 3:00 am
1. With Andrew Benintendi being promoted to the Red Sox this week, the next question is when will it be Yoan Moncada's turn? The two are a little different as Benintendi was a two-year college player, while Moncada just came to the United States from Cuba last year. The second baseman also needs to...
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Luis Alexander Basabe
Ryan Hannable
July 28, 2016 - 3:00 am
1. When it comes to Red Sox prospects everyone knows the names -- Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Michael Kopech, Jason Groome, Sam Travis -- but a name people might not be as familiar with is Luis Alexander Basabe. His name came up this month when his twin brother Luis Alejandro was part of the...
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