Boston red sox minor league players

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

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Ronald Bermúdez

Ronald Bermúdez
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1988-06-08) June 8, 1988 (age 26)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ronald José Bermúdez [ber-moo'-des] (born June 8, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional outfielder who plays for the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6-1, 175 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[1]

Bermúdez has decent range and is an average fielder at center field, and might be best suited as a corner outfielder not too far down the line. He was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on September 5, 2005. He debuted with the DSL Red Sox in 2006, playing for them two seasons. In 2007, he was named Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Player of the Year after leading the DSL in batting average (.349) and doubles (19), while ranking third in on-base percentage (.455), fourth in hits (80) and fifth in slugging percentage (.498).[2]

Bermúdez spent the next two years with Class A- Lowell, topping his team in games (70), and finished fourth in runs (31), hits (65) and RBI (27). He opened 2010 with Class-A Greenville, and led the team in batting (.281) and slugging (.457), despite being promoted to Class A-Advanced Salem late in the year. At the end of the season he was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.[1]

In 2011, Bermúdez did not commit an error in 144 fielding chances at all three outfield positions while playing for Salem, AA Portland and AAA Pawtucket. He also posted a combined .261 average and a .378 of slugging in 85 games for the three clubs. In 2012, he batted .254 in 64 games with Portland and Pawtucket.[1]

Bermúdez divided his playing time with Pawtucket and Portland in 2013. He was on the disabled list for most of the season, appearing in only 67 games, while batting a combined .268 with one home run and nine RBIs.[3]

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)


Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts
Boston Red Sox
Second baseman
Born: (1992-10-07) October 7, 1992 (age 21)
Brentwood, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Markus Lynn Betts [Mookie] (born October 7, 1992) is a professional second baseman who plays in the Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 9", 156 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Drafted out of John Overton High School in the fifth round in 2011, Betts batted a .509 average and collected 30 stolen bases to earn Louisville Slugger High School All-American honors as a senior. He then went 2-for-4 in one game for the GCL Red Sox. In 2012, he batted .267 and stole 20 bases in 71 games for the short season Lowell Spinners, being promoted to the Low A Greenville Drive in 2013.

After hitting an OBP/SLG/OPS line of .157/.333/.286 in April, Betts exploded to a May line of .356/.472/.663 with 13 doubles, six home runs and eight stolen bases, including a 19-game hitting string and a 35-game on-base streak, being selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. He was promoted to High A Salem Red Sox on July 9 and continued the success he has had during his breakout campaign in Greenville. Betts finished the regular season with a .314/.417/.506 line between the two levels, hitting .439/.518/.704 in his last 98 at-bats, while collecting 93 runs, 65 RBIs, 55 extra bases, and 38 stolen bases in 127 games.

In addition to his SAL All-Star selection, Betts won two Carolina League Player of the Week Award in August, two Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team.

Betts, who has risen to the number 12th prospect in the system after starting the year 53rd, is projected to open 2014 at Double A Portland Sea Dogs.

  • Career statistics and player information from FanGraphs.com


Dan Butler

Dan Butler
Boston Red Sox – No. 61
Catcher
Born: (1986-10-17) October 17, 1986 (age 27)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Daniel John Butler (born October 17, 1986) is a professional baseball catcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 5' 10", 190 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[5]

Butler was signed by the Red Sox as an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of University of Arizona, where he hit a .263 batting average with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 27 games as a senior for the Wildcats, and was selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star team.[5]

He made his professional debut in 2009 with Lowell, being promoted to Salem late in the season. Then, in 2010 he topped the Red Sox minor league system with a .310 average and an .893 OPS during stops in Greenville, Salem, and Pawtucket. While at Salem, he led all Carolina League catchers with a .995 fielding percentage. He also threw out 35.5 percent (49-of-138) of attempted base stealers across three different Minor League levels and was named a South Atlantic League All-Star. He batted a combined .241 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI in 2011, while playing for Salem, Portland and Pawtucket. In 2012 he divided his playing time between Portland and Pawtucket, collecting a .247 average with nine homers and 37 RBI in 95 games.[5]

Butler spent 2013 at Pawtucket. He batted a solid .262/.350/.479 line, while hitting a career-high 14 home runs and 45 RBIs in 84 games.

In a five-seaon career, Butler has posted a .990 Fld% (29 errors in 2902 fielding chances) and a CS% of 32% (153-of-482) in 362 games. He is currently on the 40-man roster.

  • Career statistics and player information from MiLB.com


Anthony Carter

Anthony Carter
Boston Red Sox
Relief pitcher
Born: (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986 (age 28)
Decatur, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Anthony Scott Carter (born April 4, 1986) is a relief pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6'3", 210 lbs., he bats left handed and throws right handed.

Carter was originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 26th round of the 2005 draft out of Georgia Perimeter College, where he went 6-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 14 games (12 starts) as a freshman. He then played from 2005 through 2012 in the White Sox minor league system, posting a 35-37 record and a 4.70 ERA in six different levels. After moderate success as a starter, he switched to a reliever in 2010 and his initial results were excellent. As a member of the Birmingham Barons, he posted a 3.92 ERA and struck out 58 batters in 57⅓ innings, while his 22 saves led all White Sox farmhands and tied him for second among all Double-A pitchers. In the same season, he was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star squad as well for the USA Baseball's 2010 Pan American qualifying team roster. The White Sox rewarded this performance by adding him to their 40-man roster in November 2010.

But Carter declined the next two seasons at Triple-A and became a free agent when he was non-tendered by the White Sox in late 2012. The Red Sox signed Carter a minor league contract, which included an invitation to the 2013 spring training, and optioned him to Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.

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Garin Cecchini

Garin Cecchini
Boston Red Sox
Third baseman
Born: (1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 (age 23)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Garin Cecchini [che-key'-nee] (born April 20, 1991) is a third baseman who plays for the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6' 2", 200 lb., he bats left handed and throws right handed.[6] He is the older brother of New York Mets prospect shortstop Gavin Cecchini.

Following the 2011 season, Garin Cecchini was ranked by Baseball America as the best hitter for batting average in the Red Sox minor league system. He then was named the Red Sox's No. 10 prospect by MLB.com entering the 2012 campaign.[6]

Cecchini was selected by the Sox in the fourth round of the 2010 draft out of Alfred M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He started his professional career in 2011 with the Short-Season A Lowell Spinners affiliate team. Cecchini was batting .298 in his first 32 games, while leading the New York–Penn League in doubles (12) and ranking fourth in stolen bases (12) and fifth in runs batted in (23), but suffered an injury and went on the disabled list for the rest of the season. Before being injured, he gained recognition as NYP Player of the Week on July 25 and was named to the NYP Mid-Season All-Star team on August 16.[6]

In 2012, Cecchini gained a promotion to Class A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League. He responded by batting a slash line (BA/OBP/SLG) of .305/.394/.433 in 118 games, while ending 3rd both in doubles (38) and stolen bases (53), 5th in runs scored (84), and 6th in hits (139).[7]

Cecchini started the 2013 season with Class A-Advanced Salem Red Sox and was promoted to Double A Portland Sea Dogs during the midseason. After a blistering start with Salem, during which Cecchini put up a line of .350/.469/.547 in 214 at-bats, he slowed down somewhat with the Sea Dogs, but he was able to put together a very respectable line of .296/.420/.404 in 240 at-bats for the rest of the season. He posted a collective .322 average and a .443 OBP, both of which were second-best in the organization behind Alex Hassan (.338/.457).

Cecchini is currently recognized as the fourth best prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization.[3]

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David Chester

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

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.

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.

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. He 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.[4]

  • Career statistics and player information from SoxProspects.com


William Cuevas

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

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.

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.[8] 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.[9]

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

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Keury De La Cruz

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

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.[10]

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.[10]

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).[10]

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).[10]

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.[10]

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).[11]

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. At the time, he is ranked as the best 30th prospect in the Red Sox minor league system.[3]

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)


Alex Hassan

Alex Hassan
Boston Red Sox – No. 68
Left fielder
Born: (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 26)
Quincy, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Alexander Edward Hassan (born April 1, 1988) is an outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 3", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[12]

Alex Hassan was rated by Baseball America as having the best strike zone judgment in the Red Sox organization entering the 2012 season.[12] He is currently on the 40-man roster.

Hassan was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2009 draft out of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. A two-way player in college, he posted a .342 average with three home runs and 39 runs batted in as a junior at Duke in 2009. He also led the team with 56 runs scored, while going 2-2 with a 4.10 earned run average and a team-leading eight saves in 16 games pitched.[12]

He was originally drafted as a pitcher, but impressed enough in the Cape Cod League in 2009 that the Boston organization decided to switch him to outfield. Being able to play in all three outfield positions, he is best suited at left field.[13]

In his first season, he batted a combined .328 average in 34 games with Class A- Lowell and Class A Greenville, gaining a promotion to Class A+ Salem in 2010.[12]

In 2010, he batted .287 in 107 games for Salem and led the team in walks (57) and on-base percentage (.397), before joining Triple-A Pawtucket late in the season for only three games.[12]

He opened 2011 with Double A Portland, and batted .291 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI in 126 games. He finished 3rd in the Eastern League in on-base percentage (.406), 4th in walks (76), 8th in On-base plus slugging (.902) and 12th in batting, while earning an EL All-Star berth during the midseason. In addition, he led all outfielders with a .995 fielding percentage, after committing only one error in 210 total chances, while his on-base percentage also was the best in the Red Sox minor league system.[12]

Hassan returned to Pawtucket in 2012. Even though he played only 94 games because of assorted injuries, he hit a career-low .256 average, but ranked 2nd in the team in OBP (.377), 3rd in RBI (46), and 8th in runs (39), hits (80) and doubles (12).[14]

Hassan got a late start to the 2013 season with Pawtucket after recovering from injuries, being limited to 63 games, but grabbed a firm hold of his spot on the 40-man roster. He finished with a .338 average, which was the best in the organization, driving in 35 runs and scoring 30 times, while collecting a .457 OBP (also a best) and a .471 of slugging.

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Justin Henry

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

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 opened 2013 with Triple A Pawtucket.

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)


Chris Hernandez

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

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.

Hernandez was selected by the Red Sox 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.[15] Entering 2013, Hernandez is ranked as the best 34th prospect in the Red Sox organization.[16] He opened the regular season at Triple A Pawtucket.[16]

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Jeremy Kehrt

Jeremy Kehrt
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 28)
Plainfield, Indiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jeremy Kehrt (born December 21, 1985) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6' 2", 190 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Kehrt was selected by the Red Sox in the 47th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of University of Southern Indiana. He is very confident on the mound and can be best described as a finesse pitcher with a very good control who attacks hitters. He throws his four-seam fastball comfortably in the 91 mph range and can even touch 93 mph. His two-seam fastball sits around 87-88 mph with a harder tail than his four-seam, which also mixes in a mid-80s splitter with nice sink and a 77-80 mph slider, giving him four pitches that he will use to work hitters and keep them off balance.[17] Kehrt is projected to open 2013 at Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Pat Light

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

Patrick 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.

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.[18] He then made his professional debut with Class A- Lowell 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.

Entering 2013, Light is ranked as the best 21st Red Sox prospect. He opened the regular season at Class A Greenville.[16]

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J. C. Linares

J. C. Linares
Boston Red Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1984-09-07) September 7, 1984 (age 29)
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Juan Carlos Linares (born September 7, 1984) is a Cuban outfielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 11", 190 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[19]

Linares played eight seasons for La Habana team in the Cuban National Series before being signed by the Red Sox on July 8, 2010. [19]

A muscular slugger and solid defensive player, Linares is able to play all three outfield positions, although he has played most of his minor league career at right field. He was limited to 34 games with the Red Sox in 2010 and 2011, after suffering assorted injuries and an ankle surgery. Finally, he had a full-season shot in 2012, and he made the most of it, putting up a .333/.403/.538 slash line (BA/OBP/SLG) for Double A Portland and earning a mid-season promotion to Triple A Pawtucket, helping his team to clinch its first International League championship title in 28 years.[20][21]

In addition, Linares led all Red Sox minor leaguers in 2012 with a .315 batting average, while ending fifth in slugging with a .508 mark.[11] After the season, he was rated as the 17th best Red Sox prospect according to MLB.com.[22]

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Manuel Margot

Manuel Margot
Boston Red Sox
Center fielder
Born: (1994-09-28) September 28, 1994 (age 19)
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Manuel Margot is a Dominican center fielder who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 11, 170 lb., he bats and throws right-handed.

Margot was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in July 2011. He spent 2012 with the DSL Red Sox and was promoted to Short A Lowell Spinners in 2013.

In his season debut, Margot earned Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Player of the Year honors, after batting a slash line of .285/.382/.423 with 38 stolen bases in just 68 games. Regarded as a patient hitter, he walked more than he struck out in the DSL (36-to-25 in 260 at-bats). According to scouting report, he has plus-plus speed that he uses well on the bases, above average range and solid outfield defense, as well as the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields.[23]

Margot gained a promotion to the Lowell Spinners in 2013. He ranks 19th in the MLB.com Top 20 Boston Red Sox Prospects list.[24]

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Henry Owens

Henry Owens
Boston Red Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1992-07-21) July 21, 1992 (age 21)
Huntington Beach, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Henry Owens (born July 21, 1992) is a pitcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 6", 190 lb., he bats and throws left handed.[25]

Entering 2013, Owens is ranked as the best eight prospect in the Red Sox organization and ranks 77th in the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list. He features a 91-93 mph fastball and a 77-80 mph changeup which combines with his low-70s curveball.[3] [24]

Owens was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first round (36th overall) of the 2011 draft out of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California.[25]

He earned the Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year Award in 2011, after posting a 12-1 record with a 1.15 earned run average and three saves, while striking out 140 batters in 91⅔ innings of work. He also was named a 2011 Louisville Slugger High School All-American and earned 2011 Sunset League Pitcher of the Year honors for the second consecutive year.[25]

Owens made his professional debut in 2012 with Class A Greenville Drive, sporting a 12-5 record and a 4.87 ERA in 23 games, including 130 strikeouts and 47 walks in 101⅔ innings. In addition, he finished fourth in the South Atlantic League for the most strikeouts, while tying for fourth in wins.[25]

Owens was promoted to Class A Advanced Salem Red Sox in 2013. On July 17, he struck out a season-high tying 10 in six inning, while combining with Matty Ott (two) and Matt Price (one) to deliver the first no-hitter in franchise history in a 6–0 win over the Frederick Keys.[26] Overall, he posted a 8-5 record and a 2.92 ERA over 20 starts for Salem, including a hitless streak of 19⅓ innings, gaining a promotion to Double A Portland Sea Dogs on July 31.

Upon promotion to Portland, Owens was lights-out in six starts, going 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA, striking out 46 in just 30⅓ innings. He was a Carolina League All-Star, as well as SoxProspects.com's 2013 Pitcher of the Year and made the Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team.

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Travis Shaw

Travis Shaw
Boston Red Sox
First baseman
Born: (1990-04-16) April 16, 1990 (age 24)
Washington Court House, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Travis Shaw (born April 16, 1990) is a first baseman who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 6' 4", 225 lb., he bats left handed and throws right handed.[27]

A slugging All-Star first baseman, Travis Shaw is the son of former major league pitcher Jeff Shaw.

Shaw was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round of the 2011 draft out of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He batted a .307 average with a Mid-American Conference-leading 14 home runs while playing 62 games for Kent in 2011. He also posted a .553 of slugging and 51 runs batted in, being named to the first team All-MAC in 2011 and the second team in 2010.[27]

He made his professional debut in 2011 with Class A Greenville Drive, batting .333 in two games before gaining a promotion to Class A- Lowell Spinners, leading them in RBI (36) and ending second in doubles (14), home runs (8) and runs scored (34). On July 2 of that season, he set a team record for the most total bases (12) in a single game, after going 4-for-4 with a homer, three doubles and two walks, driving in five runs while scoring three times.[27]

Shaw opened 2012 with Class A+ Salem and was promoted to Double A Portland early in August, being named to the Carolina League mid-season All-Star team. He finished the year among the five best Red Sox minor leaguers, ranking second both in RBI (85) and OPS (.918), fourth in slugging (.519), and tying for second in on-base percentage (.399) and for fourth in home runs (19).[11] He returned to Portland in 2013.

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Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart
Boston Red Sox
Catcher
Born: (1992-04-03) April 3, 1992 (age 22)
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Bats: Both Throws: Right

Blake Aubry Swihart (born April 3, 1992) is a professional baseball catcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.

The Red Sox drafted Swihart in the first round (26th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft out of V. Sue Cleveland High School in New Mexico, becoming the highest-drafted player out of New Mexico since Shane Andrews in 1990.

Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America rated Swihart the 72nd best prospect in baseball.[28] He batted .602 (56-for-93) with 17 doubles, five triples, five homers, 41 RBIs and 58 runs scored in 28 games as a high school senior, being named to the Class 5A North All-Star squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He also played for the USA Baseball 18-Under National Team in 2010 and led his team with a .448 average, earning Louisville Slugger All-American honors and playing in the 2010 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic.

Swihart played briefly for the GCL Red Sox in 2011, gaining consecutive promotions to Class A Greenville Drive in 2012 and Class A+ Salem Red Sox in 2013. He is currently the 10th highest-ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization.[3]

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José Vinicio

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

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.[1]

Vinicio was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on July 13, 2009. He debuted with the 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 Class A- Lowell in 2012, his first year of full-season ball. Unfortunately, he was hindered by shoulder and knee injuries and finished the year in mid-August, batting .264 and stealing 24 bases in just 71 games.

Entering 2013, Vinicio is ranked as the best 20th prospect in the Red Sox organization[3] and ranks 19th in the MLB.com Top 20 Boston prospects list.[24] He opened the regular season at Class A Greenville.

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Kolbrin Vitek

Kolbrin Vitek
Boston Red Sox
Third baseman
Born: (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 25)
Bryan, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kolbrin Daniel Vitek (born August 13, 1988) is a professional baseball third baseman in the Boston Red Sox organization. Listed at 6' 2", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.[29]

The Red Sox selected Vitek in the first round (20th overall) of the 2010 draft out of Ball State University. In 2009, he won Triple Crown honors in the GLSCL, after hitting a .400 average with six home runs and 38 runs batted in. Then, in 2010 was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in runs scored and ranking second in home runs and third in RBIs and total bases as a junior. In addition, he made the Louisville Slugger first team while pacing the BS Cardinals in batting (.361), slugging (.691) and doubles (20). He also made 17 pitching appearances, including 13 starts, and was second in the MAC with a 3.28 ERA, going 3-4 with three saves and 60 strikeouts, being also a finalist for the 2010 Golden Spikes Award, which was won by Bryce Harper.[29]

Vitek made his professional debut in 2010, spending most of the season with Class A- Lowell, leading the team in slugging percentage and OPS while finishing second in batting, on-base percentage, runs scored, triples, walks and stolen bases. Promoted to A+ Salem in 2011, he ranked second in the Carolina League in runs (78) and eighth in batting (.281). In 2012, he gained a promotion to AA Portland but had to spend considerable time on the disabled list, batting just .244 in 45 games.[29][30] He opened 2013 with Portland.

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Christian Vázquez

Christian Vázquez
Boston Red Sox – No. 95
Catcher
Born: (1990-08-21) August 21, 1990 (age 23)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christian Rafael Vázquez [vahs'-kays] (born August 21, 1990) is a Puerto Rican catcher who plays in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Listed at 5' 9", 195 lb., he bats and throws right handed.

Since coming out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Vázquez has established his credits as a strong defensive catcher. He has thrown out 35 percent of would-be basestealers thus far during his five-season career, using his solid throwing arm with a fast release and accuracy. He started to bat with authority in 2011, when he hit .283 with 18 home runs and 84 RBI in 105 games for Class A Greenville. In 2012, he batted a combined .254 for A+ Salem and AA Portland, compiling a .986 Fld% while retiring a 40% of potential base stealers (49-for-122).

Vázquez opened 2013 with Portland. He is currently the 16th highest-ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization, according to 40-man roster.

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  • 21 Miguel Rodriguez
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  • 46 Nathan Minnich
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  • 20 Jose Colorado
  • 25 Williams Jerez
  • 99 Zach Kapstein
  • 18 Aaron King
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  • 59 Jake Drehoff
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  • 64 Edwar Garcia
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  • 55 German Taveras
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