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State of the System: Boston Red Sox

Infield remains strength, needed pitching help on way to Fenway
October 21, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. It has not been an ideal 2020

Houck dominates Yankees in Fenway debut

10th-ranked Red Sox prospect takes no-hitter into sixth inning
September 20, 2020

Tanner Houck introduced himself to Red Sox fans last week with a strong -- and charitable -- Major League debut. On Sunday, he introduced himself to Fenway Park with an even better performance against his team’s archrival. Houck took a no-hitter into the sixth and ended up allowing an unearned

Houck strikes for charity in Red Sox debut

Boston's No. 10 prospect fans seven over five scoreless innings
September 15, 2020

Prior to his Major League debut Tuesday, Tanner Houck made it known that he wanted his first appearance on the mound to be about more than just baseball. He came through. Boston’s No. 10 prospect tossed five stellar innings in his first big league start, notching seven strikeouts -- and

Dalbec makes history with latest homer

Red Sox No. 3 prospect fastest rookie to go yard in five straight
September 10, 2020

Bobby Dalbec already had announced his presence to Major League Baseball with authority. On Thursday, the third-ranked Red Sox prospect made sure the message was loud and clear. Dalbec homered in his fifth straight game en route to Boston's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. With that shot, the infielder became

The Show Before the Show: Episode 274

Seabold shares August trade story, first experiences with Red Sox
September 3, 2020

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 Potts, Rosario; summon Dalbec

Boston nabs ranked pair from San Diego, calls up infield prospect
August 30, 2020

Scuffling into the second half of 2020 at 11-22, the Boston Red Sox made a series of moves Sunday with an eye toward the future. Boston acquired third baseman Hudson Potts and outfielder Jeisson Rosario from San Diego in a trade for big league first baseman Mitch Moreland. Potts, who

Casas jumps into player pool for Red Sox

No. 83 overall prospect blasted 20 homers across two stops in 2019
August 20, 2020

August may be nearing its end, but the Red Sox are still inviting young talent into their roster pool. Second-ranked Boston prospect Triston Casas joined the club's other players at the team's alternate training site at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, the team said Thursday.

Salem gives high school seniors one 'Last Inning'

Red Sox affiliate hosts 63 area players for final game, recognition
August 17, 2020

A few months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down virtually all sports in March, the Minor League Baseball season was canceled before it even began. But it wasn’t just the pros who were affected; seasons were cut short for hundreds of thousands of high school baseball players, including seniors whose

Order up: PawSox balance restaurant, training site

Triple-A affiliate pulling double duty to serve fans, support Red Sox
August 12, 2020

There was baseball at McCoy Stadium on Saturday. More than 5,000 people watched -- via Facebook. At first pitch, one man played the outfield. Coaches sat behind a screen, behind home plate. No white chalk extended down the baselines, and the batter’s box was simply scraped in the dirt. Everyone

Song won't be navigating uncharted waters

Red Sox prospect begins active duty commitment familiar to Moore
August 7, 2020

Noah Song became the ninth Midshipmen since 2002 to have his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Red Sox selected him No. 137 overall on June 6, 2019. From that list, only four graduated from the Naval Academy -- Mitch Harris (2008), Stephen Moore

Minor Leagues mourn passing of Schwechheimer

Baseball visionary made mark on three teams since interning in '78
July 30, 2020

Lou Schwechheimer, an executive who played an outsized role in shaping the landscape of Minor League Baseball in the 21st century, died on Wednesday of complications due to the COVID-19 virus. “The passing of Lou Schwechheimer is devastating to the Wichita Wind Surge and Minor League Baseball family," Minor League

Prospects in the 2020 Red Sox player pool

Boston's four top-30 prospects could impact infield in short season
July 17, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: Boston Red Sox

Organization grabbed two prep infielders, two college left-handers
June 29, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. The 2020 Draft was going to be a different one for the Red Sox, no matter what. Back in April, Major League Baseball took away the organization's second-round

Minor Leaguers open up about big league dads

Prospects share stories about favorite times with famous fathers
June 21, 2020

To commemorate Father's Day, asked Minor Leaguers whose dads played in the big leagues to share their favorite stories, memories and advice. Some reminisced about childhood, while others recalled moments in their own baseball careers. Some are even dads themselves. All had one thing in common: they consider their