Red Sox Minor League Notebook

Henry Owens is part of the Red Sox' lack of pitching depth in the organization. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
July 21, 2016 - 3:00 am
1. While the Red Sox added No. 12 overall pick, high school left-hander Jason Groome to their organization last week, it doesn't mean their overall pitching depth is where it needs to be. Keep in mind, the Red Sox traded away their best pitching prospect in Anderson Espinoza for Drew Pomeranz on...
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Michael Kopech hit 105 mph Wednesday night in High-A Salem. (WEEI.com)
Ryan Hannable
July 14, 2016 - 9:05 am
1. Everyone knows Red Sox prospect Michael Kopech throws a hard fastball, but no one knew it was this hard. Radar guns at Salem Memorial Stadium Wednesday night recorded the right-hander throwing a pitch 105 mph -- yes, 1-0-5. Manager Joe Oliver confirmed the reading to Baseball America and Kopech...
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Does Henry Owens have any trade value? (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
July 07, 2016 - 6:42 am
Now that the MLB trade deadline is almost three weeks away, there will be plenty of rumors between now and then, especially with the Red Sox desperate to add depth to their pitching. The Red Sox are in a good position with a strong farm system, but a lot of that is because of what they have at the...
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Can the Red Sox organization sign Jason Groome? (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images).
Ryan Hannable
June 30, 2016 - 6:48 am
1. One of the biggest questions between now and July 15 for the Red Sox may be off the field as that is the deadline they have to sign No. 12 overall pick Jason Groome. As has been well-documented, the high school left-hander was expected to be the No. 1 overall pick at one point in time, but slid...
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The Red Sox currently have no plans to move Yoan Moncada to another position. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 23, 2016 - 3:00 am
1. As soon as Yoan Moncada was promoted to Double-A Portland, you knew the question was coming: When will the second baseman be exposed to a new position? Double-A is typically the level where positional players typically begin the shift to new positions and with Dustin Pedroia being under contact...
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Ryan Hannable
June 16, 2016 - 7:55 am
1. After three years apart, CJ Chatham and Shaun Anderson will be teammates again. The Red Sox selected the former American Heritage ( Plantation , Florida) stars in Rounds 2 and 3 of last week's MLB draft. Chatham went in Round 2 after playing his college ball at Florida Atlantic and Anderson went...
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Who will the next Andrew Benintendi be for the Red Sox? (Steven Branscombe/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 09, 2016 - 8:46 am
1. The Red Sox will have the No. 12 overall pick in Thursday night's MLB draft and even though it is only five picks after they selected No. 7 overall last year, there is a little bit of a different mindset going in. For director of amateur scouting Mike Rikard, who in his second year leading the...
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Now is not the time for Yoan Moncada to be promoted. (Jonathan Dyer/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
June 02, 2016 - 7:34 am
1. Once Andrew Benintendi was promoted to Double-A Portland a few weeks ago, the questions and urging began. When will Yoan Moncada be promoted? Moncada should be in Double-A! Why hasn't Moncada been promoted yet?! The simple answer is, he isn't ready yet. This isn't suggesting anything negative...
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The Red Sox have several options behind Henry Owens in the system. (Jillian Souza/Pawtucket Red Sox)
Ryan Hannable
May 26, 2016 - 6:16 am
1. Last Friday night when the Red Sox hosted the Indians, nine out of the 10 players in the starting lineup, including pitcher Clay Buchholz were homegrown players -- something almost unheard of in today's game. Over the years the Red Sox have had great success in developing positional players, but...
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Sam Travis
Ryan Hannable
May 19, 2016 - 7:31 am
1. There will be a lot of questions next offseason with the Red Sox' big league club. If David Ortiz does indeed retire, Hanley Ramirez likely will move from first base to designated hitter. Then, with Travis Shaw's outstanding start to the year at third base and plenty of questions with Pablo...
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