Red Sox minor league awards for July

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Sep 12, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a ball and glove prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitcher: Anderson Espinoza – Gulf Coast League Red Sox

(ERA 1.69, WHIP 1.06, .190 Avg.)

Another International signing (1.8M) from Venezuela, where the Red Sox have been doing numerous signings. Espinoza is only 17-years-old and stands 6’ and 170 pounds with obvious room to grow.

Despite his frame Espinoza reaches an attention getting mid 90s fastball and a decent and sweeping curve. Espinoza is also working on developing a change to work off that fastball. For the season Espinoza has tossed 28 innings, with a 0.96 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.

Espinoza started the 2015 in the Dominican Summer League (DSL) where he worked 15 innings with a 1.20 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He also fanned 22 in his 15 innings.

Sox Prospects currently ranks Espinoza seventh in the system.