BOSTON — Some of the Red Sox’s best prospects will be going home with new hardware Sunday.
The Red Sox announced their minor league award winners and honored them on the field at Fenway Park before Boston’s game against the New York Yankees. Yoan Moncada (Minor League Offensive Player of the Year), right-hander Roniel Raudes (Minor League Pitcher of the Year), third baseman Rafael Devers (Minor League Defensive Player of the Year) and shortstop Mauricio Dubon (Baserunner of the Year) took home the awards.
“I’m very happy about the season I had,” Devers said through translator Daveson Perez. “I started off slow, but then I worked some things out, and the season rounded out how I expected it to.”
“I feel happy to be here,” he added. “And just looking around and seeing how on TV you see that there’s so many fans here, and now I can be here and see that it’s true that there are a lot of fans here. It’s another dream come true.”
Devers is Boston’s No. 3 prospect, while Moncada, Dubon and Raudes are Nos. 1, 12 and 13, respectively.
In addition, infielder/outfielder Pedro Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Ritzi Mendoza were named Latin Program Player and Pitcher of the Year. Reliever Robby Scott also won the Lou Gorman Award, which goes to a minor league player who showed dedication in overcoming obstacles in his career.
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