TORONTO -- Deven Marrero is the highest-ranked Red Sox prospect headed to the Arizona Fall League. Boston's No. 11 prospect according to MLB.com is one of six Red Sox Minor League players that'll suit up for the Surprise Saguaros when AFL play opens Oct. 7.
Marrero, the club's first-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has appeared in 44 games with Triple-A Pawtucket, going .215, with one homer, nine doubles and 19 RBIs. He'll be joined by No. 14 prospect Sean Coyle, an infielder who's hitting .299 with 14 homers and 56 RBIs in 91 games with Double-A Portland. Coyle was drafted by Boston in the third round (110th overall) in 2010. He appeared in the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field as a member of the United States squad.
"We welcome the Class of 2014 and the arrival of the Arizona Fall League's 23rd season," AFL director Steve Cobb said. "It's an exciting array of top Draft choices and Minor League All-Stars who have excelled in the early stages of their professional careers. We continue to take great pride in the role the Fall League serves in Major League Baseball's player development process.
"Approximately 60 percent of our players will reach the Major Leagues. We want fans to know top young professional talent still will be playing baseball in October and November in Arizona."
Other Sox prospects include pitchers Keith Couch, Aaron Kurcz, Robby Scott, Madison Younginer and an outfielder to be named later.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less