2017 Minor Leagues Discussion

Discuss the Red Sox prospects and farm teams

2017 Minor Leagues Discussion

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14 Jan 2017, 17:51 #1

2017 Rookie Development Program participants

Devers, Travis, and a bunch of relievers.

It looks like a lack of depth, but maybe it isn't a bad match with the major league team.
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Joined: 27 Feb 2008, 05:28

15 Jan 2017, 19:12 #2

Offbase @ Jan 14 2017, 12:51 PM wrote: 2017 Rookie Development Program participants

Devers, Travis, and a bunch of relievers.

It looks like a lack of depth, but maybe it isn't a bad match with the major league team.
The important question here is not the player quality but the video quality.

Most of our other important depth, Kelly, Johnson, Owens, Elias, Hernandez, Swihart, Butler, Dominquez, Lake, Castillo, Bogusevic, Marrero, Brentz, Craig have already been to the major leagues so wouldn't go to a rookie development program. Same situation with the relievers. There's definitely no lack of depth, we probably have the best depth in baseball.

Having Devers there means there's an outside shot that we may see him in September if he rakes at Portland (I think this is his breakout year although it actually started second half of last year).


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18 Jan 2017, 18:55 #3

Groome starts off the ranking season as MLB Pipeline's #2 left handed pitcher.
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/213619434 ... =151437456


2. Jason Groome, Red Sox
The phenom from southern New Jersey slid a bit in the 2016 Draft because of some off-the-field and signability concerns. Groome will get his pro career started in earnest this year after dipping his toes in with 6 2/3 innings last season. He still has perhaps the best combination of stuff, upside and command of any arm in his class.


There's a video report at the link.


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20 Jan 2017, 04:12 #4

No Sox on Pipelines top RHP but Kopech came in at #4, Espinoza at #6.

No Sox on top catchers.


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20 Jan 2017, 08:43 #5

Keith Law ranked the Sox farm as 16th best. Not bad considering....


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21 Jan 2017, 20:00 #6

No Sox on Pipeline's top 10 first baseman. That's not a good sign for Sam Travis. Generally, for first base in particular, making top 10 is like being selected one of the 10 prettiest girls at a leper colony.


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23 Jan 2017, 15:56 #7

No Sox at 2B but Moncada is at #1 and Asuaje #9.

Why can't we get guys like these.
http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2017?list=2b


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23 Jan 2017, 16:50 #8

With the O's resigning Trumbo, the draft order is now set.

Sox 24,63,101, then every 30th pick.


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23 Jan 2017, 17:54 #9

Keith Law has started to release his Top 100.

In a surprise to me, Sam Travis comes in at #98.


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24 Jan 2017, 15:42 #10

MLB Pipeline's #1 3B prospect is our 20 year old Rafael Devers (my avatar).

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1. Rafael Devers, Red Sox
He has been overshadowed in the Boston system by the likes of Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada, but that should change in 2017 with Benintendi in the big leagues and Moncada traded to the White Sox. Devers blends a rare combination of hitting ability and power potential, and he's ready for Double-A at age 20.




No other Sox 3B listed (but I'll bet it won't take long for Dalbec to start climbing in the rankings).


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