Red Sox minor league awards for July

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Defense: Yoan Aybar – GCL Red Sox

(13 Games in CF, 7 Games in RF, 1 E)

The 18-year-old Aybar’s name has been a regular occurrence on BSI’s farm system report for the GCL Red Sox. Aybar is an international signing from the DR who slashed .271/.317/.411 in 56 games in the DSL in 2014.

The young outfielder is a left-hander with excellent defensive skills and instincts in the outfield who is still physically developing at 6’2” and 165 pounds. Defense is not the key to his advancement, but offense is.

In 35 GCL games Aybar is slashing .286/.306/.357, but the power numbers are minimal with five doubles, a pair of triples and no home runs. Aybar has only average speed with four steals in nine attempts.

Currently ranked 22nd on Sox Prospects Aybar is a long way from advancement to Triple-A and MLB.