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March 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Fort Report: Major league roster set as Spring Training comes to an end

Here are Thursday's Minor League Notes:
  • The SoxProspects scouting team recently wrapped up their annual scouting trip to Fort Myers last week. The team has been hard at work providing content on both the @SoxProspects twitter page as well as their personal accounts. Check out @SPChrisHatfield, @MikeAndrewsSP, @IanCundall, and @JamesDunneSP for loads of video content and observations from the back fields.
  • Spring Training came to an end this week, and the final major league roster has been set in preparation for the Red Sox opening series against the Mariners. Right-handed reliever Colten Brewer, SoxProspects.com's 28th ranked prospect, has earned a place with the big league club out of camp. Joining Brewer in the majors is 23rd-ranked first baseman, Sam Travis (pictured). Travis will take the spot of the injured Steve Pearce, who will begin the season on the IL with a calf strain.
  • As part of an ongoing series, Jake Kostik of Over the Monster wrote a piece analyzing Darwinzon Hernandez. The article goes over Hernandez's career, specifically how he rose to be one of the systems top prospects.
  • Elsewhere at Over the Monster, the community prospect rankings marched on with Nicholas Northcut earning the 18th spot on the poll. Matt Collins highlights what made Northcut an attractive draft pick for the Red Sox, and what 2019 may hold for him among a plethora of young third baseman in the system.
  • In a recent appearance on MLB Network Radio (Sirius XM), Michael Chavis discussed how he made the most of his resources during his time with big league camp. Chavis specifically mentions JD Martinez and Mookie Betts as helpful mentors during Spring Training.
  • Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has given us an in-depth look at how Red Sox prospects have looked this spring in his minor league spring training report. Mayo covered a lot of ground in this piece, highlighting the more highly touted players in the system as well as less heralded players such as righty Yasel Santana.
  • On The Athletic (subscription required), Jen McCaffrey goes over the uncertainty facing teams hoping to operate in Venezuela due to the ongoing political crisis. She specifically mentions the Red Sox as a team who have found success in the country, yielding prospects such as Darwinzon Hernandez, and the Basabe twins due to a careful investment in the country.
  • Joel Reuter of Bleacher Report gave a crack at predicting who the Red Sox top prospect would be at the end of the 2019 season; choosing Antoni Flores due to the looming promotions of Michael Chavis and Darwinzon Hernandez.
  • In a Q&A done on WEEI.com, Rob Bradford and Rob Tomase called out Darwinzon Hernandez and Durbin Feltman as two players who could make an unexpected impact in 2019.
  • Here is the list of minor league players who have appeared in spring training games since the last Fort Report: Bobby DalbecMike MillerAneury TavarezTate MathenySam TravisCole SturgeonTrevor KelleyAdam LauDurbin Feltman

Photo Credit: Sam Travis by Kelly O'Connor