Red Sox Arizona Fall League team captures league title


The Boston Red Sox Arizona Fall League affiliate Scottsdale Scorpions (who also feature players from the Giants, Tigers, Twins, Padres and Indians) won Saturday’s championship game, 6-4 to win the franchise’s first league title since 2010. Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis led the league in runs scored as he concluded a scorching ten game stretch at the end of the AFL regular season, during which he slashed .368/.405/.579. For the season, Travis posted a 344/.395/.504 batting line. Travis also finished in the league’s top 10 in batting average (fifth), slugging percentage (ninth), on-base percentage (eighth), and OPS (eighth)

Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin improved slightly after a terrible start but still ended with just a .208/.296/.227 batting line in the AFL this season.

More from Red Sox News

Jamie Callahan took the Red Sox slot of infielder Carlos Asuaje (who stayed with the Scorpions to complete the season) who was part of the package that netted elite closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres. The 21 year old righty Callahan finished his abbreviated AFL season allowing a run on one hit in three innings in three appearances, walking one batter and striking out three.

Justin Haley impressed in his four AFL starts. Haley allowed one run over fourteen innings (2-1, 0.64 ERA), allowing ten hits, walking two and striking out 12 batters.

More from BoSox Injection

Right-hander Kyle Martin did not appear in a game after November 6. Overall, Martin allowed two earned runs and six hits over 8.1 innings, walking one batter and striking out eight.

Left hander Danny Rosenbaum pitched scoreless ball in two appearances, in the final AFL week concluding a strong campaign in Arizona. Overall, the southpaw threw 10.2 innings, allowing one run on a solo homer among eight hits and eight walks while striking out ten batters.

Right handed pitcher Chandler Shepherd was impressive over his 11.1 AFL innings. He walked six and struck out 16 while holding opponents to just a .128 batting average.

Overall, it was an impressive performance from all the Red Sox prospects, with the exception of Lin who struggled at the plate. Stay tuned to BoSoxInjection for more Winter League coverage as we eagerly await Spring Training in February 2016.