Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) throws to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning of game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
A winning baseball franchise is not built in a day. It takes an organization that’s focusing on the present and well down the road to succeed in the competitive MLB. Let’s take a look around “the farm” and seeing what’s growing for the Boston Red Sox.
Henry Owens (AA Portland Sea Dogs) – On Wednesday night the 21-year-old lefty from California led the ‘Dogs to victory over the New Britain Rock Cats. He pitched seven innings and only allowed five base runners. He struck out five guys, four of whom were in his last three innings. He now has a 5-3 record with a 2.83 ERA in ten games (57.1 innings) this season. Henry was rated the number 30 prospect by MLB.com and number 69 by BaseballProspectus.com.
Sean Coyle (AA Portland Sea Dogs) – The right-handed Pennsylvania native is batting .354. At age 22 this is Coyle’s first season in Double-A . He has played in 23 games with 15 RBI. He was selected by the Sox in the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft in the third round. He’s played ten games at DH and ten at third base where he has a .895 fielding percentage.
Stephen Drew (currently with AAA Pawtucket Red Sox) – Before returning to the majors, Drew is getting back into the swing of things with the Paw Sox. Last night, he played seven innings at shortstop and went 1-for-3 in his first game in Triple-A.
Garin Cecchini (AAA Pawtucket Red Sox) – The 23-year-old third baseman is batting .287 with a .353 average with runners on base. He has only hit one home run, but has a .706 OPS. He was rated number 51 by BaseballProspectus.com.