July 11, 2012; Reading, PA USA; Portland SeaDogs player Bryce Brentz (25) smiles after fouling off a pitch during the AA Eastern League All-Star game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Eastern Division defeated the Western Division, 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Red Sox All-Minor League Team

Ever since I really got into the Red Sox and major league baseball in general, one part of baseball that’s really fascinated me is prospects. The Red Sox may not have the best farm system in baseball, but it’s certainly an entertaining one. To give all the readers of BoSox Injection an accurate representation of the potential of these minor leaguers, I’ve compiled a full 25-man roster of them. As a whole, this looks like a well rounded and impressive group of top prospects. Fast forward a few years and pretend every current member of the Red Sox is gone, their team may look something like this group I’ve put together.

The Starting Lineup:

  1. Garin Cecchini 3B (.301/.383/.426, 4 home runs, 50 RBIs, 32 stolen bases with single-A Greenville)
  2. Jackie Bradley CF (.339/.449/.503, 5 home runs, 51 RBIs, 21 stolen bases between single-A Salem and double-A Portland)
  3. Xander Bogaerts SS (.284/.358/.466, 12 home runs, 52 RBIs, 20 doubles with single-A Salem)
  4. Ryan Lavarnway C (.300/.386/.451, 8 home runs, 41 RBIs, 21 doubles with triple-A Pawtucket)
  5. Bryce Brentz RF (.274/.340/.444, 12 home runs, 50 RBIs, 21 doubles with double-A Portland)
  6. Keury De La Cruz LF (.309/.356/.526, 14 home runs, 59 RBIs, 6 triples with single-A Greenville)
  7. Travis Shaw 1B (.317/.418/.565, 16 home runs, 72 RBIs, 30 doubles with single-A Salem)
  8. Brandon Jacobs DH (.279/.336/.429, 8 home runs, 48 RBIs, 12 steals with single-A Salem)
  9. Sean Coyle 2B (.243/.305/.383, 7 home runs, 45 RBIs, 25 doubles with single-A Salem)

The Bench:

  1. Michael Almanzar 1B/3B (.296/.348/.451, 8 home runs, 39 RBIs, 27 doubles with single-A Salem)
  2. Alex Hassan OF (.262/.381/.384, 7 home runs, 45 RBIs, 13 doubles with triple-A Pawtucket)
  3. Jose Iglesias SS (.260/.305/.298, 1 home run, 20 RBIs, 10 stolen bases between single-A Lowell and triple-A Pawtucket)
  4. Blake Swihart C (.268/.316/.402, 5 home runs, 37 RBIs, 4 triples with single-A Greenville)

The Starting Rotation:

  1. Matt Barnes (7-3, 2.33 ERA, 110 strikeouts, 89 innings pitched between single-A Greenville and single-A Salem)
  2. Brandon Workman (7-6, 3.40 ERA, 88 strikeouts, 95.1 innings pitched with single-A Salem)
  3. Chris Hernandez (4-8, 3.12 ERA, 64 strikeouts, 109.2 innings pitched between double-A Portland and triple-A Pawtucket)
  4. Miguel Pena (5-5, 2.60 ERA, 68 strikeouts, 72.2 innings pitched with single-A Greenville)
  5. Noe Ramirez (0-2, 2.93 ERA, 31 strikeouts, 40 innings pitched with single-A Greenville)

The Bullpen:

  1. Alex Wilson LRP/RHP (5-2, 3.41 ERA, 61 strikeouts, 58 innings pitched with triple-A Pawtucket)
  2. Aaron Kurcz LRP/RHP (3-4, 3.04 ERA, 72 strikeouts, 50.1 innings pitched with double-A Portland)
  3. Will Inman MRP/RHP (1-3, 2.48 ERA, 51 strikeouts, 40 innings pitched with triple-A Pawtucket)
  4. Josh Fields MRP/RHP (3-3, 3.03 ERA, 51 strikeouts, 38.2 innings pitched with double-A Portland)
  5. Junichi Tazawa SU/RHP (3-2, 2.55 ERA, 56 strikeouts, 42.1 innings pitched with triple-A Pawtucket)
  6. Chris Carpenter SU/RHP (0-0, 3.27 ERA, 13 strikeouts, 11 innings pitched between GCL, single-A Salem, double-A Portland, and triple-A Pawtucket)
  7. Michael Olmsted CP/RHP (0-2, 2.29 ERA, 61 strikeouts, 39.1 innings pitched with single-A Salem)

There you go, that’s my representation of who I’d pick to be on an All-Red Sox team. Would you have done anything different? Please comment and thanks for reading.

Tags: Aaron Kurcz Alex Hassan Alex Wilson Blake Swihart Brandon Jacobs Brandon Workman Bryce Brentz Chris Carpenter Chris Hernandez Garin Cecchini Jackie Bradley Jr. Jose Iglesias Josh Fields Junichi Tazawa Keury De La Cruz Matt Barnes Michael Almanzar Michael Olmsted Miguel Pena Noe Ramirez Ryan Lavarnway Sean Coyle Travis Shaw Will Inman Xander Bogaerts

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