The Boston Red Sox farm system was ranked first by prospect pundits in 2015. Our minor league expert Brandon Magee wrote our 2015 Red Sox Minor League Reports, keeping track of the best farm system in baseball.
4/23/15– The first week of the 2015 season for the Pawtucket Red Sox proved to be a doozy. The team experienced shutouts, delays and extra innings all in the first seven days of the season.
5/7/15– The Salem Red Sox and Frederick Keys had a roller coaster game that saw 17 runs scored on 21 hits.
5/14/15– This week, Brandon focuses on the career minor leaguers who one day hope to make the minor leagues. Matt Spring in Pawtucket has been the consummate professional as he has spent 12 seasons in the minors, five with the Pawsox.
5/22/15– Denny Bautista last pitched in MLB in 2010, but that hasn’t stopped the right-hander from trying. After spending three years abroad, Bautista has come back to the United States to attempt to get back to the majors.
5/29/15– Late May marks the start of the Dominican Summer League, where the young players signed from throughout Central and South America start their professional career.
6/5/15– Early June saw some of the lower minor league affiliates struggling to overcome costly errors at the start of their seasons.
6/12/15– The Boston Red Sox affiliates all had some tremendous outfield assist numbers to start the season, with the exception of the Portland Sea Dogs.
6/19/15– The Class A Lowell Spinners start their season with players promoted from the Dominican Summer League, Gulf Coast League, draft picks and rehabbing players.
7/3/15– The GCL Red Sox started the season off red-hot, winning their first nine games.
7/10/15– The Portland Sea Dogs hosted the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game with six players representing the home team.
7/17/15– All players must eventually retire. When Luke Montz failed to hit well for the first half of the season, the Pawtucket Red Sox were forced to part ways with the 32-year-old career minor leaguer, likely ending the man’s career.
7/31/15– On trade deadline Friday, Brandon focuses on some of the losingest pitchers in the minor leagues. The Boston affiliates had several pitchers facing double-digit losing seasons.
8/7/15– Late-round draft picks rarely make an impact, but the Red Sox farm system has a few that hope to contribute to the big league club.
8/14/15– The Red Sox affiliates faced the grim possibility of having no playoff teams despite having one of the top ranked farm systems in all of baseball.
8/28/15– The Savannah Sand Gnats have had an interesting season and stand in the way of the Greenville Drive winning another South Atlantic League title.
9/4/15– In the last Minor League Report of the season, Brandon takes a look at some of the Arizona Fall League announcements.
The SoSH editors have previously accumulated Ian York‘s series about the Boston Red Sox pitching rotation’s repertoires, the trouble Mike Napoli has been having with the strike zone and our Pitches and Stuff series.
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