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September 14, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Groome highlights 2016 Fall Instructional League roster

SoxProspects.com has confirmed the full roster of participants and schedule for the 2016 Fall Instructional League, reported on Tuesday by Baseball America. Players will report to Fort Myers on September 18, followed by the first game on September 22. 

The 47-player roster includes a host of 2016 draftees such as Jason Groome (pictured, right), CJ Chatham, Shaun Anderson, Bobby Dalbec, Michael Shawaryn, Stephen Nogosek, Ryan Scott, Santiago Espinal, and Alan Marrero. Groome, Dalbec, Chatham, and Anderson are all ranked in the top 20 prospects in the Red Sox organization by SoxProspects.com.

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)
Shaun Anderson, Gerson Bautista, Ty Buttrey, Jake Cosart, Enmanuel De Jesus, Jhonathan Diaz, Victor Diaz, Matthew Gorst, Jason Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Francisco Lopez-Soto, Joan Martinez, Bryan Mata, Ritzi Mendoza, Stephen Nogosek, Yorvin Pantoja, Josh Pennington, Juan Perez, Robby Sexton, Michael Shawaryn, Hunter Smith, Jordan Weems

Catchers (5)
Roldani Baldwin, Alan Marrero, Samuel Miranda, Alberto Schmidt, Tyler Spoon

Infielders (11)
Pedro Castellanos, CJ Chatham, Yesion Coca, Bobby Dalbec, Imeldo Diaz, Santiago Espinal, Stanley Espinal, Everlouis Lozada, Josh Ockimey, Jagger Rusconi, Kervin Suarez

Outfielders (10)
Juan Carlos Abreu, Yoan Aybar, Lorenzo Cedrola, Chad Hardy, Tyler Hill, Trenton Kemp, Tzu-Wei Lin, Tate Matheny, Ryan Scott, Kyri Washington

The tentative schedule of games is as follows, with intra-squad workouts--or "camp days"--scheduled for all days between September 22 and October 11 for which no games are scheduled:

9/22 - @ Orioles, 12pm
9/23 - vs Twins, 1pm
9/24 - @ Twins, 1pm
9/26 - vs Orioles, 12pm
9/27 - @ Rays, 1pm
9/29 - @ Orioles, 12pm
9/30 - @ Twins, 1pm
10/1 - vs Twins, 1pm
10/3 - @. Rays, 1pm
10/4 - vs. Orioles, 12pm
10/6 - vs. Rays, 1pm
10/7 - vs. Twins, 1pm
10/8 - @ Twins, 1pm
10/11 - vs. Twins, 10am

Photo Credit: Jason Groome by Rick Rosenfeld