Results tagged ‘ Salem Red Sox ’

De la Cruz is a 2013 Carolina League All-Star

Keury De la Cruz

Left fielder Keury De la Cruz (25) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Rome Braves on May 6, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 11-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive outfielder Keury De la Cruz was named today to the 2013 Carolina League Postseason All-Star Team.

Mookie Betts promoted to Salem Red Sox

Mookie Betts, Carlos Febles

Infielder Mookie Betts (7) of the Greenville Drive, left, slaps hands with manager Carlos Febles (33) in the dugout just before a game against the West Virginia Power on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. West Virginia won, 8-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Second baseman Mookie Betts of the Greenville Drive has been promoted to Salem, reports Salem Red Sox announcer Evan Lepler.

MiLB.com profiles Sox SS prospect Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts

Infielder Xander Bogaerts (23) of the Salem Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, in a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 8, 2012, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won the first game of a doubleheader, 5-4. Bogaerts is the No. 2 Boston prospect, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

MiLB.com has a new in-depth interview with Boston Red Sox’ prospect shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

 

Writers name Jackie Bradley Jr. top Red Sox prospect

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (16) of the Salem Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, in a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 8, 2012, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won the first game of a doubleheader, 5-4. Bradley is the No. 10 Boston prospect, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former University of South Carolina Gamecock and Greenville Drive outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been selected by Boston’s baseball writers as the Red Sox Minor League player of the year for 2012.

The award, called the Greg Montalbano Minor League Award, will be presented at a dinner Jan 24 by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. It goes to the “individual who has made the greatest impact in the minor leagues in the past season.”

Bradley was a member of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ national championship teams and played briefly for the Greenville Drive. He moved up the Sox’ Minor League system quickly last year, from Salem to Portland.

Most of the previous winners of the award since 2005 also played for the Greenville Drive, including Jon Lester (rehab assignment), Clay Buchholz, Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Ryan Lavarnway, who won in 2011.

 

 

When you see this, duck quickly

Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Salem Red Sox in a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 8, 2012, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

This is what it looks like when Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a screaming line drive right at you.

(It missed.)

A range of emotions just before a ballgame

Youth ballplayers wait for the start of the Salem Red Sox game against the Winston-Salem Dash on June 6, 2012, at LewisGale Field in Salem, Virginia. Salem won 4-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Top Red Sox prospects have played in Greenville

Outfielder Bryce Brentz (23) of the Salem Red Sox, Carolina League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, prior to a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 16, 2011, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Va. Brentz was a first-round sandwich pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Every one of the Red Sox’ Minor Leaguers listed on the new MLB Top 100 Prospects list has played in Greenville for the Drive.

They include: No. 56 Will Middlebrooks; No. 64 Bryce Brentz; No. 76 Xander Bogaerts; and No. 93 Ryan Lavarnway.

Plus, two former Greenville Drive players traded away by the Sox are also on the list: No. 37 Anthony Rizzo, now with the Cubs organization; and No. 50, Casey Kelly, now with the Padres.

The MLB Top 100 prospects list:

1. Matt Moore, SP, Rays

2. Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals

3. Mike Trout, OF, Angels

4. Julio Teheran, SP, Braves

5. Shelby Miller, SP, Cardinals

6. Manny Machado, SS, Orioles

7. Jurickson Profar, SS, Rangers

8. Jameson Taillon, SP, Pirates

9. Trevor Bauer, SP, Diamondbacks

10. Dylan Bundy, SP, Orioles

11. Gerrit Cole, SP, Pirates

12. Manny Banuelos, SP, Yankees

13. Jesus Montero, C, Mariners

14. Devin Mesoraco, C, Reds

15. Jacob Turner, SP, Tigers

16. Danny Hultzen, SP, Mariners

17. Bubba Starling, OF, Royals

18. Taijuan Walker, SP, Mariners

19. Wil Myers, OF, Royals

20. Archie Bradley, SP, Diamondbacks

21. Tyler Skaggs, SP, Diamondbacks

22. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies

23. Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins

24. Drew Pomeranz, SP, Rockies

25. Travis d’Arnaud, C, Blue Jays

26. Jarrod Parker, SP, A’s

27. Anthony Rendon, 3B, Nationals

28. Zack Wheeler, SP, Mets

29. Martin Perez, SP, Rangers

30. Carlos Martinez, SP, Cardinals

31. Mike Montgomery, SP, Royals

32. Francisco Lindor, SS, Indians

33. Brett Jackson, OF, Cubs

34. Billy Hamilton, SS, Reds

35. Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins

36. Arodys Vizcaino, SP, Braves

37. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs

38. Matt Harvey, SP, Mets

39. Yonder Alonso, 1B, Padres

40. Starling Marte, OF, Pirates

41. Dellin Betances, SP, Yankees

42. Randall Delgado, SP, Braves

43. Mike Olt, 3B, Rangers

44. Jonathan Singleton, 1B, Astros

45. Zach Lee, SP, Dodgers

46. Hak-Ju Lee, SS, Rays

47. Jake Odorizzi, SP, Royals

48. Gary Brown, OF, Giants

49. Wily Peralta, SP, Brewers

50. Casey Kelly, SP, Padres

51. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Tigers

52. Nick Franklin, SS, Mariners

53. Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees

54. Trevor May, SP, Phillies

55. Jean Segura, SS, Angels

56. Will Middlebrooks, 3B, Red Sox

57. Anthony Gose, OF, Blue Jays

58. Jake Marisnick, OF, Blue Jays

59. Michael Choice, OF, A’s

60. Rymer Liriano, OF, Padres

61. Jarred Cosart, SP, Astros

62. Javier Baez, SS, Cubs

63. Willin Rosario, C, Rockies

64. Bryce Brentz, OF, Red Sox

65. Andrelton Simmons, SS, Braves

66. Chad Bettis, SP, Rockies

67. Garrett Richards, SP, Angels

68. Yasmani Grandal, C, Padres

69. Josh Bell, OF, Pirates

70. Nathan Eovaldi, SP, Dodgers

71. Jedd Gyorko, 3B, Padres

72. Aaron Hicks, OF, Twins

73. Mason Williams, OF, Yankees

74. Chris Archer, SP, Rays

75. Brad Peacock, SP, A’s

76. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox

77. James Paxton, SP, Mariners

78. Jesse Biddle, SP, Phillies

79. Allen Webster, SP, Dodgers

80. Brody Colvin, SP, Phillies

81. Cory Spangenberg, 2B, Padres

82. Drew Smyly, SP, Tigers

83. Alex Meyer, SP, Nationals

84. George Springer, OF, Astros

85. Sonny Gray, SP, A’s

86. Sammy Solis, SP, Nationals

87. Matt Dominguez, 3B, Marlins

88. A.J. Cole, SP, A’s

89. Leonys Martin, OF, Rangers

90. Jeurys Familia, SP, Mets

91. Christian Bethancourt, C, Braves

92. Tim Beckham, SS, Rays

93. Ryan Lavarnway, C, Red Sox

94. Grant Green, OF, A’s

95. Noah Syndergaard, SP, Blue Jays

96. Mikie Mahtook, OF, Rays

97. Jed Bradley, SP, Brewers

98. Francisco Peguero, OF, Giants

99. Taylor Guerrieri, SP, Rays

100. Addison Reed, RP, White Sox

2011 Favorites: 9. A moment frozen in time

Starting pitcher Junichi Tazawa (13) of the Salem Red Sox waits out a rain delay by tossing a ball in the dugout prior to a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 16, 2011, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Va. Tazawa was on a Major League rehab assignment from the Boston Red Sox. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Major Leaguer Junichi Tazawa was on a rehab assignment in Class A, and here he was waiting out a rain delay before a start. He was tossing a ball back and forth, listening to his music, and looked like he just wanted to get things going.

It just seemed to be an interesting Minor League moment frozen in time. Almost like a painting.

 

Photo of the Day: Cabral promoted to Salem

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LHP Cesar Cabral (47) of the Greenville Drive, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, at a game against the West Virginia Power May 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
Cesar Cabral has been promoted to High-A Salem from Low-A Greenville. Cabral was 2-0 with a 0.29 ERA (just one earned run in 31.1 innings), 35 strikeouts and 5 walks, seven walks and five saves with the Drive. 

Kevin Boles gets a promotion to Salem

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Sept. 3, 2009: Manager Kevin Boles of the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C., Sept. 3, 2009. Boles was named 2010 manager of the Salem Red Sox on Dec. 22, 2009. Photo by: Tom Priddy.
With hitting coach Billy McMillon taking over as Greenville Drive manager for 2010, former manager Kevin Boles gets a logical promotion to High Class A Salem.
Almost without exception, Minor League managers are photographer-friendly, even though we get in their way sometimes. But Kevin was especially good to us, and went out of his way to make sure we got what we needed.
Kevin didn’t particularly like having his own photo taken, though, so I was happy to grab these shots when I could. I think he probably just wanted to make sure we were concentrating on the players.