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September 10, 2015 at 8:12 PM

2015 Fall Instructional League rosters and schedule take shape

SoxProspects.com has confirmed the full roster of participants and schedule for the 2015 Fall Instructional League. Players will report to Fort Myers on September 18, followed by the first game on September 22. 

The 47-player roster includes four of the top ten prospects in the Red Sox system, as ranked by SoxProspects.com. Top prospect Yoan Moncada (pictured, left) is joined by right-hander Anderson Espinoza (5), 2015 first round draftee Andrew Benintendi (6), and 2014 first rounder Michael Kopech (10). The league is used to develop players in the low minors and includes both classroom training and on-field workouts. The games are frequently open to the public, though the game start times are not necessarily entirely accurate.

Here is the full roster of participants, broken down by position:

Pitchers (22)
Christopher Acosta, Logan Allen, Jose Almonte, Gerson Bautista, Marc Brakeman, Jamie Callahan, Jake Cosart, Enmanuel De Jesus, Victor Diaz, Nick Duron, Anderson Espinoza, Darwinzon Hernandez, Kevin Kelleher, Michael Kopech, Travis Lakins, Josh Pennington, Roniel Raudes, Denyi Reyes, Dioscar Romero, Kevin Steen, Ben Taylor, Luis Ysla

Catchers (6)
Roldani Baldwin, Devon Fisher, Andrew Noviello, Jhon Nunez, Austin Rei, Tyler Spoon

Infielders (8)
Michael Chavis, Chad De La Guerra, Jerry Downs, Stanley Espinal, Yoan Moncada, Josh Ockimey, Jeremy Rivera, Yomar Valentin

Outfielders (11)
Yoan Aybar, Luis Alexander Basabe, Andrew Benintendi, Lorenzo Cedrola, Nick Hamilton, Tyler Hill, Trenton Kemp, Danny Mars, Tate Matheny, Mike Meyers, Kyri Washington

The tentative schedule of games is as follows:

9/22 - vs. Rays, 1pm
9/24 - @ Rays, 1pm
9/25 - vs. Twins, 1pm
9/26 - @ Twins, 10am
9/28 - @ Orioles, 12pm
9/29 - @ Rays, 1pm
10/1 - vs. Orioles, 12pm
10/2 - @ Twins, 1pm
10/3 - vs. Twins, 10am
10/5 - vs. Orioles, 12pm
10/6 - vs. Rays, 1pm
10/8 - @Orioles, 12pm
10/9 - @Twins, 1pm
10/10 - vs. Twins, 10am
10/13 - vs. Twins, 10am

Photo Credit: Yoan Moncada by Kelly O'Connor