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2021 Boston Red Sox Instructional League Roster



The Red Sox's instructional league group is topped by second baseman Nick Yorke, one of the biggest surprises in the 2020 draft and one of the loudest performers in the 2021 season. Yorke's .325 average was the best in Boston's system, and his .412 on-base percentage was the best in the system among players outside of the Dominican Summer League. Evaluators this year marveled at the maturity of Yorke's hit tool, which fits in well with his talented peers in the minors.

Outfielder Jhostynxon Garcia put up loud numbers in his pro debut, which occurred a year later than planned because of the pandemic. In the DSL, Garcia posted a .905 OPS with seven doubles, four triples and four homers. As an amateur, he earned recognition for a well-rounded blend of tools and skills. Keep an eye out, too, for Juan Chacon, who signed in the same class as Garcia. Chacon hit .311 in his pro debut and walked as many times (26) as he struck out.

On the mound, lefty Jay Groome, whose career has been littered with roadblocks, is a name to know for obvious reasons. Groome's 134 strikeouts were the most in the system. Also keep an eye out for Luis Perales, a fireballing righthander who got into one game this year in the DSL but nevertheless should be on Boston fans' radars.

PlayerPositionDOB
Angel BastardoRHP6/18/2002
Brock BellRHP3/18/1998
Brayan BelloRHP6/1/1999
Bradley BlalockRHP12/25/2000
Zach BryantRHP6/5/1998
Nathanael CruzRHP2/4/2003
Luis De La RosaRHP7/6/2002
Hunter DobbinsRHP8/30/1999
Shane DrohanLHP1/7/1999
Juan Daniel EncarnacionRHP3/30/2001
Jhonny FelixRHP9/4/1998
Grant GambrellRHP11/21/1997
Frank GermanRHP9/22/1997
Wilkelman GonzalezRHP3/25/2002
Jay GroomeLHP8/23/1998
Francis HernandezRHP9/4/2001
Gabriel JacksonRHP9/7/2001
Chih-Jung LiuRHP4/7/1999
Matt LitwickiRHP8/3/1998
Bryan MataRHP5/3/1999
Yordanny MonegroRHP10/14/2002
Chris MurphyLHP6/5/1998
Wyatt OldsRHP8/5/1999
Jedixson PaezRHP1/17/2004
Luis PeralesRHP4/14/2003
Jose RamirezRHP3/28/2001
Elmer Rodriguez-CruzRHP8/18/2003
Cesar RuizRHP6/4/2003
Cody ScrogginsRHP8/17/1996
Reidis SenaRHP4/7/2001
Dylan SpackeRHP3/11/1998
Christopher TroyeRHP2/8/1999
Tyler UberstineRHP6/1/1999
Jacob WallaceRHP8/13/1998
Brandon WalterLHP9/8/1996
Jacob WebbRHP3/23/1999
Thad WardRHP1/16/1997
Jeremy Wu-YellandLHP6/24/1999
Ryan ZeferjahnRHP2/28/1998
Jaxx GroshansC7/20/1998
Nathan HickeyC11/23/1999
Enderso LiraC10/11/2003
Naysbel MarcanoC5/23/2002
Elih MarreroC6/21/1997
Daniel McElvenyC4/21/2003
Juan MonteroC6/10/2002
Stephen ScottC5/23/1997
Brainer BonaciINF7/9/2002
Allan CastroINF5/25/2003
Brandon HowlettINF9/12/1999
Lyonell JamesINF10/14/2002
Blaze JordanINF12/19/2002
Niko KavadasINF10/27/1998
Christian KossINF1/27/1998
Matthew LugoINF5/9/2001
Marcelo MayerINF12/12/2002
Tyler MillerINF12/17/1999
Nicholas NorthcutINF6/13/1999
Eddinson PaulinoINF7/2/2002
Ceddanne RafaelaINF9/18/2000
Luis RaveloINF11/5/2003
Johnfrank SalazarINF8/5/2003
Karson SimasINF6/2/2001
Nick YorkeINF4/2/2002
Alex ZapeteINF9/11/2001
Miguel BleisOF3/1/2004
Juan ChaconOF12/4/2002
Nick DeckerOF10/2/1999
Jhostynxon GarciaOF12/11/2002
Bryan GonzalezOF9/18/2001
Gilberto JimenezOF7/8/2000
Eduardo LopezOF5/8/2002
Tyler McDonoughOF4/2/1999
Miguel UguetoOF9/3/2002
Freddy ValdezOF12/6/2001
Eduardo VaughanOF1/10/2002
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