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Greenville Sweeps Twin Bill Over Rome

Sogard hits grand slam for Greenville in Game 1 at Rome
August 18, 2021

Rome, G.A. – Greenville jumped out to an early lead in game one and put the Braves away late for an 8-1 victory, and then Stephen Scott plated the lone run of the second game while four Drive pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout to win 1-0 and sweep the

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

Toolshed: Top 2016 picks meet Rule 5 protection

Gauging which prep selections will be added to 40-man rosters
November 13, 2020

Next Friday will be an important day on any prospect lover's calendar. Nov. 20 is the date by which Major League clubs have to add eligible players to their 40-man rosters or leave them unprotected for this year's Rule 5 Draft, which will take place on Dec. 10. Rule 5-eligible

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

Groome to undergo Tommy John surgery

Top Red Sox pitching prospect was on DL with strained flexor
May 9, 2018

Jay Groome has been no stranger to injuries during his brief Minor League career, but he's been dealt a particularly difficult blow.The Red Sox said Wednesday their second-ranked prospect is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on May 15 and will miss the rest of the season.

Report: Groome sidelined with flexor strain

No. 2 Red Sox prospect will begin 2018 season on Greenville DL
April 4, 2018

Jay Groome's second full season as a pro will get a late's No. 85 overall prospect will begin the 2018 campaign on the Class A Greenville disabled list due to a flexor strain, according to a report by Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. Groome is expected to return to the

Red Sox Prospect Primer: Chavis coming

Slugger set to press issue in '18; Groome ready to bounce back
March 22, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization. Shining star: Michael Chavis,

Groome placed on disabled list by Red Sox

Top pitching prospect out of action for second time this season
August 24, 2017

Jay Groome's season is likely over.Boston's top pitching prospect was placed on the seven-day disabled list Thursday with a forearm strain. The 19-year-old left-hander exited his last start after three innings Tuesday for Class A Greenville against Columbia. Groome gave up three runs and a season-high six walks without allowing

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 7

Mejia sets career mark for homers; Baez continues to baffle
August 8, 2017

D-backs 1B/3B/OF Christian Walker, Triple-A Reno: 3-for-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB -- There's been little stopping the D-backs' No. 27 prospect at the plate in 2017. The 26-year-old slugger extended his Minor League lead in extra-base hits with his 63rd and 64th of the season Monday in a 9-4

'Aggressive' Groome leads Pitchers of the Week

No. 2 Red Sox prospect honored after fanning career-high eight
August 7, 2017

Jay Groome's first full season in the Minors may not be what he and the Red Sox expected, but last week, both saw what the left-hander is capable of. Groome allowed one hit and struck out a career-high eight batters over six dominant innings in a 1-0 win for Class

Groome tosses six one-hit innings for Drive

No. 2 Red Sox prospect registers career-high eight strikeouts
August 2, 2017

Before being selected with the 12th overall pick in last year's Draft, Jay Groome needed only a fastball and curveball to stomp through the high school ranks. Now, in his first full season of professional ball, the second-ranked Red Sox prospect has found success after discovering a better feel for

Toolshed: Prospects poised to break out

Crawford, Alvarez among those who could have big second halves
July 5, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but there are only two months remaining in the Minor League regular season.That's right. Most full-season leagues come to a close Sept. 4 this year, and with the bulk of All-Star Games behind us, it seems we're heading down the stretch of the 2017

Drive's Groome nearly untouchable in return

No. 2 Red Sox prospect faces minimum, fans seven in five frames
July 5, 2017

After Jay Groome's first start of the season went about as badly as it could, the return of the second-ranked Red Sox prospect to the South Atlantic League on Tuesday could hardly have gone any better."He was impressive. I was looking forward to this outing," Class A Greenville pitching coach Walter

Groome unhittable in rehab start for Spinners

Top Red Sox pitching prospect only walks two over five frames
June 29, 2017

Jay Groome is feeling just fine these days.The top Red Sox pitching prospect tossed five hitless innings, striking out six and walking two, in Class A Short Season Lowell's 5-2 win over Hudson Valley on Thursday at Dutchess Stadium.The outing marked the left-hander's third rehab appearance with the Spinners since

Toolshed: Top 2016 Draft picks ready to roar

Manning, Perez among last year's selections in short-season ball
June 21, 2017

Remember the 2016 Draft?It's so easy to get lost in the MLB Draft that took place earlier this month and the fresh batch of prospects it brings to the Minors, we can forget that only 12 months ago, a whole other group was just getting started. One year later, most

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 19

Granite pads lead for IL batting title; Groome solid in rehab start
June 20, 2017

Twins OF Zack Granite, Triple-A Rochester: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI -- Granite's scorching June got even hotter Monday night as the Twins' No. 21 prospect notched his eighth three-hit game of the season. His .349 average leads the International League by a wide margin. (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre infielder Tyler Wade's .322 is closest.) The 24-year-old

NYPL preview: Groome ready to let loose

Top Red Sox pitching prospect gets Opening Day nod for Lowell
June 19, 2017

Coming off the best regular season in their 20-year history, the Lowell Spinners enter the 2017 campaign with a fresh rebrand and a first-round talent looking to use New York-Penn League Opening Day as a platform to show his full return from injury.

Boston's Groome, Chavis battle early injuries

Lefty exits season debut after 1 1/3 innings; third baseman to DL
April 10, 2017

Less than a week into the 2017 Minor League season, one prospect for the Red Sox departed his season debut early while another is headed back to the disabled list. Jay Groome, Boston's No. 3 prospect, exited his start for Class A Greenville in the second inning Monday night with what

Red Sox Prospect Primer: Top heavy

Devers, Groome lead next wave of talent in system thinned by trades
March 21, 2017

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2017 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Andrew Benintendi, OFAfter

In '17, Red Sox will rely on '16 Draft talent

Groome, Dalbec have chance to stand out in trade-depleted system
March 11, 2017

FORT MYERS, Florida -- You may have heard a thing or two about the Red Sox farm system over the past 12 months. Once the envy of most other organizations, the pipeline has taken a fair share of hits, but for good reasons.No. 2 overall prospectYoán Moncada, No. 16 overall

Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Reds duo nearing big leagues; Nationals, Red Sox slip after trades
February 28, 2017

With Spring Training underway and the 2017 season almost upon us, looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them, according to certain changing criteria with each edition. This week we focus on pitching prospects and consider the quality and quantity of top talent in each