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September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Minor Notes: Instructs set to begin, award season wraps up

Here are Monday's minor league notes:

  • The Red Sox 2018 Fall Instructional League schedule and roster were announced last week, highlighted by Trey Ball (pictured) being listed as an outfielder and the Red Sox' first three selections in the 2018 draft in Triston Casas, Nick Decker, and Durbin Feltman. Contributing Editor Shawn McGrath has a full write-up on the players that will be in Fort Myers starting on Monday. 
  • With the minor league season now over, Executive Editor Chris Hatfield and Director of Scouting Ian Cundall recorded the 145th episode of the SoxProspects.com Podcast, and they went over a recap of all levels of the system while also answering mailbag questions going over the Arizona Fall League rosters. 
  • The Red Sox announced the winners of the organization’s 2018 Minor League Awards last week, and the results are below:
    • Offensive Player of the Year: Bobby Dalbec
    • Defensive Player of the Year: Dalbec
    • Pitcher of the Year: Denyi Reyes
    • Baserunner of the Year: Kervin Suarez
    • Latin Program Position Player of the Year: Gilberto Jimenez
    • Latin Program Pitcher of the Year: Miguel Suero
  • Dalbec continued to rake in the awards, taking home Carolina League MVP, while Reyes was previously named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year. 
  • To wrap up award season, Ryan Brasier was named the recipient of the Lou Gorman Award, given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major league team.
  • Bill Koch of the Providence Journal talked with Dalbec about some mid-season adjustments that led to him hitting .294/.371/.634 between Salem and Portland after the Carolina League All-Star game. Dalbec hit 18 home runs in only 64 games over this stretch. 
  • Some additional international free agent signings were announced on Sunday, with some of the transactions dating back to August. The signings include right-hander Faysel Gregorio, right-hander Frailyn Sanchez, outfielder Jesus Marrero, right-hander Juan Daniel Encarnacion,  and infielder Frank Astacio.
  • After spending the last 25 years with the team, Portland Sea Dogs team President Charlie Eshbach announced that he is stepping down. He will be replaced by the current Executive Vice President and General Manager of the team, Geoff Iacuessa.
Photo Credit: Trey Ball by Kelly O'Connor