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Prospect Primer: American League East

Stars align for Rodriguez-Mead; future tense for Yanks/Sox rivalry
March 28, 2023

Some prospects are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. As the 2023 season approaches, goes through each MLB division to take a look at the most intriguing prospects. Other Prospect Primers:

Sea Dogs staff reaps surprise reward from team sale

Former owners cut checks as parting gift to 18 club employees
February 17, 2023

February mornings in Maine can be bleak. On this particular one, Feb. 7, a Tuesday following a weekend when the wind chill hit -45 degrees, the atmosphere in the offices of Portland's Hadlock Field abruptly took a sunny and warm turn. The 18 full-time staff members of the Sea Dogs

The Road to The Show™: Ceddanne Rafaela

Show-stopping athleticism fuels breakout for No. 86 prospect
February 7, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Red Sox prospect Ceddanne Rafaela. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Ceddanne Rafaela stole the show on a frequent

Kavadas looks to build upon impressive 2022 season

Red Sox 2022 Minor League Offensive Player of the Year slugged 26 homers last season
January 4, 2023

The echo of metal cleats meeting the pavement grows louder as a cluster of white jerseys makes its way into the clubhouse. The excitement from the field pours into the locker room as the Portland Sea Dogs celebrate another late regular-season victory, taking them one step closer to their first

Rafaela, Kavadas barreling toward Boston

Free-swingers, big thumpers loom large among Red Sox All-Stars
November 30, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Boston Red Sox.

'Fitzy' connects with fans through clothing line

Triple-A WooSox team up with shortstop for unique merchandise
September 28, 2022

The first thing many people see when they look at Ryan Fitzgerald is his hair. His flowing, curly brown locks. Or “hockey hair,” as the Red Sox prospect put it. So when it came time to decide a design that would kick off the first-of-its-kind clothing line collab between Triple-A

McDonough hits for the cycle for Greenville

After entering the season without one, Drive collect 2nd of '22
August 21, 2022

The Drive -- a franchise that has served as a Red Sox affiliate since 2005 -- entered the 2022 season without a cycle in its record books. As the year nears its final weeks, the team will now be able to add not one, but two entries. Red Sox outfield

Wacha, 'pen combine on Worcester's first no-no

Rehabbing righty, Politi, Shugart deliver feat vs. first-place Bulls
August 5, 2022

Michael Wacha has come close to experiencing a no-hitter several times in the Majors, but had never seen one come to fruition until Thursday night at Triple-A Worcester. What began as a rehab start for the Red Sox righty ended in historic fashion for the WooSox, who achieved their first

The Road to The Show™: Marcelo Mayer

Top Red Sox prospect lives up to high billing in full-season ball
June 7, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As he rose to the top of MLB

Prospect Q&A: Red Sox infielder Jordan

Club’s No. 7 prospect recalls days as teenage long ball star
March 31, 2022

Long before he was a Draft prospect, Blaze Jordan was a home run derby prodigy. When he was as young as 11 years old, the native of Southaven, Mississippi, was an internet sensation for his viral clips from power showcases. Some home runs traveled upward of 500 feet while others

Smith looks back on first season with Red Sox

Minors’ first Black female coach held versatile role for FCL club
February 2, 2022

The end of Red Sox fantasy camp in Fort Myers was the beginning of another busy week for Bianca Smith. And she’s had a lot of those over the past year. Smith, 30, became the first Black female uniformed coach in the Minor Leagues when she was hired by the

Wepa! WooSox win Copa de la Diversión

Worcester claims annual 'Fun Cup' with energetic branding
December 7, 2021

ORLANDO, Florida -- What started as a fan suggestion in 2020 led to a championship in 2021. The Worcester Red Sox were named winners of the Copa de la Diversión event series for their Los Wepas identity, receiving the recognition and the "Fun Cup” at the Baseball Winter Meetings Major

Yorke leads next wave of Red Sox stars

Boston's well-balanced system has club set up nicely for future
November 1, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.

Copa de la Diversión an instant hit in new markets

Clubs flourish in first foray into MiLB’s Hispanic-outreach initiative
October 15, 2021

For the three clubs that debuted new identities in Copa de la Diversión this season, the success of the initiative was built upon the program’s core concept of community outreach. Minor League Baseball’s celebration of the Latinx community set records in participation and attendance that already figure to be broken

Wu-Yelland's debut ends in a combined no-hitter

Red Sox 2020 4th-rounder spearheads first Drive no-no since '18
September 2, 2021

As first impressions go, Jeremy Wu-Yelland couldn't have asked for much more. Boston's first-year hurler struck out a career-high nine over five hitless innings and three High-A Greenville relievers finished off the historic 6-0 victory over Asheville at Fluor Field at the West End on Thursday night. Jose Espada, Oddanier

What a moment: Preserving history at Polar Park

WooSox president Dr. Charles Steinberg wants to tell team's story
August 27, 2021

WORCESTER, Massachusetts -- It's Aug. 13, and the Worcester Red Sox are hosting the Syracuse Mets at their downtown home of Polar Park. The evening's ballgame has just begun, the first of a doubleheader, and soon, team president Dr. Charles Steinberg will step out of his office to watch it.

Koss powers Greenville with three-homer game

Resurgent Red Sox infield prospect accounts for all the offense
August 6, 2021

Christian Koss entered Thursday night with six homers for the season. He’ll head into Friday with 50 percent more. The Boston infield prospect belted three long balls out of the leadoff spot, accounting for all his team’s runs as High-A Greenville blanked visiting Rome, 4-0. “I think the big thing

Scouting report: Nick Yorke of the Red Sox

Boston's 2020 first-round pick has talent, confidence to match
July 13, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at eighth-ranked Red Sox prospect Nick Yorke. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

The Show Before the Show: Episode 308

Reviewing the first week of the Minors, Worcester's Opening Day
May 13, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Red Sox acquire catcher Hernandez from Rays

Former Top-100 prospect fills position of need in Boston system
February 17, 2021

Red Sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to hold their first Spring Training workouts on Thursday. On Wednesday, the organization added one new backstop to the group. Boston acquired Ronaldo Hernandez along with infield prospect Nick Sogard from Tampa Bay on Wednesday in a trade that sent pitchers Chris Mazza,

Mets landing Lee in three-team Benintendi deal

Red Sox get Cordero from Royals, righty Winckowski from Mets
February 10, 2021

Last year at this time, Khalil Lee was preparing for his first taste of big league Spring Training. On Wednesday, he found out he'll be preparing for his first taste of a whole new system. According to executive reporter Mark Feinsand, the 22-year-old outfielder is headed from the Royals

Winter ball roundup: Puerto Rican League

Boston outfielder Duran helps key Caguas' run to Caribbean Series
February 10, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. Past recaps include the Dominican Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League.

Red Sox acquire German from Yanks in Ottavino deal

Yankees send No. 24 prospect with veteran reliever to Boston
January 25, 2021

Frank German is about to learn the other side of one of baseball's most intense rivalries. The Yankees have traded their No. 24 prospect to the Red Sox in a deal centered around veteran reliever Adam Ottavino, the clubs confirmed Monday. Boston receives up Ottavino, German and $850,000 while New

Phillies acquire prospect Chatham from Red Sox

No. 14 prospect headed to Philly to clear way for Pérez signing
January 18, 2021

Dave Dombrowski joined the Phillies front office in December, and one month later, the new president of baseball operations has pulled off a deal with his former organization. The Phillies acquired middle infielder C.J. Chatham from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash, both clubs

The Road to The Show™: Triston Casas

No. 2 Red Sox prospect becomes of Minors' most powerful sluggers
January 18, 2021

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Boston Red Sox infielder Triston Casas. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.