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Podcast: HS '20 Draft prospects, Rutschman

August 21, 2019

MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family BBQ discuss where the 2020 high school Draft class stands as the summer showcase events have wrapped up, and why RHP Jared Kelley (Refugio, TX) earned the top spot on Jim’s list of the top 15 HS prospects. Next, they

Hernandez earning Cora's trust out of bullpen

Sox's top pitching prospect could pitch in high-leverage situations
@IanMBrowne
July 26, 2019

BOSTON -- Already bolstered by the return of Nathan Eovaldi and his triple-digit heat, the Red Sox have another weapon emerging in the bullpen who throws in the high 90s in Darwinzon Hernandez. The 22-year-old prospect has been used in low-leverage situations since his promotion from Triple-A Pawtucket on July

Hernandez recalled; struggling Brasier optioned

@IanMBrowne
July 16, 2019

BOSTON -- In a shakeup to their inconsistent bullpen, the Red Sox on Tuesday recalled top pitching prospect Darwinzon Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket while optioning a stalwart reliever from last season in righty Ryan Brasier to the PawSox. It has become clear in the last couple of days that a

Red Sox sign Naval Academy grad Song

July 6, 2019

DETROIT -- The Red Sox are willing to wait for Noah Song. They signed the 6-foot-4 right-hander out of the Naval Academy on Saturday, the team announced. Song was their fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, despite the fact that he will likely not be able to commit to

Red Sox sign 18 international prospects

@JesseSanchezMLB
July 2, 2019

The Red Sox spent their international pool money on 18 prospects, the team confirmed Tuesday. The group of players is made up of prospects from Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. The headliner for this year’s class for Boston is right-handed-hitting outfielder Juan Chacon of Venezuela, according to sources. •

Here are some future All-Stars from AL East

@Sportsgal25
June 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- As the influx of young super-talent mingles with its veteran counterpart across the country, many teams this season have developed exciting storylines regardless of win/loss record. In the American League East, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. burst on the scene in Toronto and Nate Lowe has helped the Rays

Red Sox sign top Draft pick Cannon, seven more

Updates on Brasier, Pedroia, Wright from Cora
June 15, 2019

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox announced Saturday that they have agreed to terms with Cameron Cannon, a second rounder who was their top pick in the 2019 Draft, as well as seven additional Draft picks. Cannon's deal is worth $1.3 million, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis. The signing of

Sox select hometown RHP on Day 3 of Draft

Boston nabs intriguing infielders on Day 1, plenty of college talent
@IanMBrowne
June 6, 2019

BOSTON -- The Red Sox hope the 2019 MLB Draft will be remembered as one in which they set up their next wave of success with two dynamic infield prospects (Cameron Cannon and Matthew Lugo), an intriguing Kansas Jayhawks battery (Ryan Zeferjahn and Jaxx Groshans) and a high upside righty

Collegiate talent is the focus for Sox on Day 2

Right-handers Zeferjahn, Song are among club's top selections
@IanMBrowne
June 4, 2019

BOSTON -- On Day 2 of the 2019 MLB Draft, a clear trend emerged for the Red Sox as they took eight college players with their eight picks on Tuesday. Given that the farm system is currently strongest at the lower levels, it isn’t surprising that Boston is targeting players

Red Sox nab pair of intriguing infielders 

@IanMBrowne
June 4, 2019

BOSTON -- When Cameron Cannon took his first swings at Fenway Park last summer during a workout with the Cape Cod League, he felt a rush of adrenaline with Fenway’s inviting Green Monster and gaps so perfectly-tailored to his doubles-happy stroke. The shortstop from Arizona can now have realistic thoughts

Red Sox select Song from Naval Academy

Pitching prospect the highest-drafted Navy graduate ever
@IanMBrowne
June 4, 2019

BOSTON -- Sometimes, a top prospect is worth waiting for. The Red Sox took that approach Tuesday in the 2019 MLB Draft, when they snagged Naval Academy righty Noah Song with the final pick of the fourth round. If it was clearly a matter of talent, the 22-year-old Song might

Chavis, Riley earn May Rookie of Month honors

@mattkellyMLB
June 3, 2019

Major League Baseball selected Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis and Braves left fielder Austin Riley as the American and National League Rookies of the Month for May. Chavis, 23, emerged as another potent slugger for Boston after making his Major League debut on April 20. The Georgia native knocked

With young core, Sox to rebuild depth via Draft

@IanMBrowne
June 2, 2019

NEW YORK -- It isn’t hard to spot how successful the Draft has been for the Red Sox in recent years. In the middle of the batting order is American League Rookie of the Year Award candidate Michael Chavis, who has provided a needed energy and production boost for the

Shawaryn aims to make impact on rivalry

@IanMBrowne
May 30, 2019

NEW YORK -- Thursday's rainout at Yankee Stadium gave Red Sox prospect Mike Shawaryn a little more time to reflect on the culmination of a dream come true -- being called up to the Major Leagues for the first time. Shawaryn, Boston's No. 12 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was

Red Sox recall Hernandez to help taxed 'pen

Brewer optioned to Triple-A as corresponding move
@IanMBrowne
May 26, 2019

HOUSTON -- A day after David Price exited his start in the first inning due to flu-like symptoms, the Red Sox summoned the electric left arm of Darwinzon Hernandez from Double-A Portland. Hernandez, ranked No. 4 among Red Sox prospects by MLB Pipeline, would have started on Sunday for Portland.

Chavis, JD lead charge as Sox sweep Mariners

Sox prospect's 5 RBIs, slugger's 2 HRs lift Velazquez to first win
@IanMBrowne
May 12, 2019

BOSTON -- For Michael Chavis, the bloop and the bleeder that helped lead to his slump-busting day felt as sweet as laser beams off or over the Green Monster. Boston’s top prospect was in an 0-for-19 slump as he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat on Sunday. •

Dalbec homers three times for Portland

@_dadler
May 11, 2019

Red Sox No. 3 prospect Bobby Dalbec showed off his big power on Saturday, crushing three home runs in Double-A Portland's 12-inning, 8-7 loss to Trenton, the Yankees' Double-A affiliate. The three homers were a career high for the 23-year-old third baseman. • Box score Dalbec went deep in the

Could Chavis play outfield? 'You never know'

Holt: 'I'm feeling good,' injury updates
@IanMBrowne
May 8, 2019

BALTIMORE – Given his hot start at the plate, it doesn’t appear that top Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis will go back to the Minor Leagues, even when Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia return from the injured list. To keep Chavis around in order to keep utilizing his big bat,

Hernandez notches 4 K's in big league debut

Lakins also makes first appearance in The Show
@IanMBrowne
April 24, 2019

BOSTON -- Top Red Sox pitching prospect Darwinzon Hernandez thought he was holding his emotions in check rather well in his Major League debut on Tuesday night. But then came the moment he had to face Miguel Cabrera. Just like the future Hall of Famer who has spent most of

Chavis' arrival delayed in air, and on ground

Top prospect after adventure: 'I don't even know what day it is'
@Sportsgal25
April 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- Michael Chavis’ excitement was palpable as he entertained the media throng gathered around his locker on Saturday afternoon, animatedly describing his path to the big leagues. Only this story wasn’t so much about Chavis’ journey through the Minors en route to his first Major League callup as

Top prospect Chavis called up by Red Sox

Nunez heads to 10-day IL; Lin recalled from Triple-A
@Sportsgal25 and @IanMBrowne
April 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG -- With a collection of injuries in the infield, the Red Sox have created some excitement for this weekend’s three-game series against the Rays by promoting Michael Chavis, their No. 1-ranked prospect, from Triple-A Pawtucket. Friday marked the first callup to the Major Leagues for Chavis, who is

What to expect from Red Sox's Chavis in bigs

@JimCallisMLB
April 19, 2019

The defending World Series championship Red Sox are in dire need of victories and infielders, and they're hoping that the lone MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospect (No. 75) in their organization can help in both areas. They summoned Michael Chavis from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. Boston's biggest hole is at

5 prospects who could shake up the AL East

@JoeTrezz
April 11, 2019

Last season was a banner year for prospects in the American League East. Could 2019 prove even better? Highly-regarded blue-chippers emerged across the board to make an impact in 2018, from Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar making runs at the AL Rookie of the Year Award in New York, Lourdes

Red Sox have bright future at the corners

@JonathanMayo
March 24, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- No one would question that the Red Sox farm system is not as strong as it was a few years back. There’s been attrition via graduation (Andrew Benitendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, to name a handful) and via trade, especially since Dave Dombrowski

D. Hernandez still in mix for Sox bullpen

Pearce exits for precautionary reasons; Price scratched with illness
@IanMBrowne
March 17, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox top lefty prospect Darwinzon Hernandez has pitched just six innings at Double-A in his career, which would seem to make it a long shot that he could break camp with the team. But this isn’t a conventional spring for the Red Sox when it