Deven Sommer Marrero. Signed by Vaughn Williams (Red Sox). Was the top defensive college player available in the 2012 June Draft and the 2nd-best collegiate athlete available overall, according to Baseball America. Hit .325 (193-for-593) with 37 2B, 11 3B, 12 HR, 95 RBI, 102 runs, 45 BB, and 32 SB in 150 career games over 3 seasons at Arizona State University from 2010-12, earning all-conference honors in each year...Named a 1st-Team Pac-12 All-Conference selection, 1st-Team Academic All-District VIII selection, and picked for the Pac-12 All-Academic 2nd Team as a junior in 2012...Selected as the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and earned 1st-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2011...Named a Collegiate Baseball 1st-Team Freshman All-American in 2010 after setting a Sun Devils freshman record with a team-leading .397 AVG (62-for-156). Chosen as a Cape Cod League All-Star in 2011, his 2nd season with Cotuit...Also led the Team USA National Collegiate Team with 19 hits and 14 RBI in 14 games in 2011. Earned All-State and All-County honors with American Heritage (FL) High School as a junior in 2008 during the school's state and national title-winning season, a team that also included current KC 1B Eric Hosmer. Selected by the Reds in the 17th round of the 2009 June Draft, but did not sign. His cousin, 1B Chris Marrero, played for Triple-A Pawtucket in August and September 2015 and re-signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent in November 2015...Also a 1st-round pick (Nationals in 2006 June Draft), Chris has played 39 ML games with WSH between 2011 and 2013...In addition, is the cousin of OF/1B Christian Marrero, a Phillies farmhand in 2015.
Made ML debut with 25 games (12 starts) over 3 stints with BOS...Also played 102 games for Triple-A Pawtucket. Started for the Red Sox at 3B (10 GS), SS (1 GS), and 2B (1 GS)...Combined for a .973 fielding pct. (1 E/37 TC). Selected to the ML roster on 6/25...Debuted on 6/28 at TB, entering the game at 2B in the 2nd inning (Mike Napoli ejected)...Made 1st start on 7/1 at TOR at 2B (0-for-3). Recorded his 1st ML hit on 7/20 at LAA, a 7th-inning single off Mike Morin...Optioned to PawSox after the game. Recalled from Pawtucket a 2nd time on 8/8 and optioned back on 8/11. Recalled a final time on 9/5...Went 7-for-11 from 9/12-16, recording his 1st multi-hit game on 9/13 at TB (2-for-5)...Went 3-for-4 with 2 R and his 1st career RBI on 9/16 at BAL. Started 4 straight games at 3B, 9/28-10/1 at NYY...Collected 1st XBH on 9/28 at NYY, a 2-out HR in the 9th off Caleb Cotham...Recorded 1st game-winning RBI on 9/30 at NYY with an RBI single off Andrew Bailey in the 11th. For Pawtucket, appeared in 90 games at SS, 8 at 2B, and 3 at 3B...Combined for a .962 fielding pct. (18 E/470 TC). Led the PawSox in hits (96) and runs (49), also ranking 2nd in total bases (129) and steals (12)...Batted .315 (29-for-92) in his final 22 games with the PawSox beginning 8/15. Following the season, rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 Red Sox prospect, as well as the best defensive infielder in the system.
Split the season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket and earned Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year honors. Combined for a .976 fielding percentage (12 E/490 TC), all at SS. Between the 2 stops, batted .258 (117-for-454) with 30 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 59 RBI, 16 SB, 46 BB, and 65 R...Hit .287 (39-for-136) with a .384 OBP against left-handed pitching. Began the season with Portland and reached base safely in his first 11 games (.333, 16-for-48, 4 BB, .385 OBP). Ranked 3rd in the Eastern League with a .368 AVG (32-for-87) in June...Also named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for June. Chosen as Eastern League Player of the Week for 6/16-22 (.650, 13-for-20, 3B, HR, 4 RBI in 6 G). Was batting .291 (78-for-268) with a .371 OBP in 68 games prior to 7/2 promotion...Was the EL's leading SS with a .978 fielding percentage (6 E/271 TC) on that date. Played in 50 of Pawtucket's remaining 57 games. Drove in the game-winning run with a 2-out, RBI 2B in the 10th inning on 7/4 at Syracuse, his 3rd Triple-A game. Played in all 9 of the PawSox' Governors' Cup playoff games, batting .241 (7-for-29) with 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R, and 2 SH en route to the International League title...Also started the Triple-A Championship Game at SS. Batted .328 (19-for-58) with 5 2B, 2 RBI, 11 BB, 2 SB, and 13 runs in 17 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League...Led the AFL with a .443 OBP and ranked 4th in AVG. Following the season, named the No. 3 SS prospect in the Eastern League (No. 19 overall) by Baseball America. Also ranked by BA as the No. 9 prospect and the top SS in the Red Sox' organization, as well as the farm system's best defensive infielder and as having the best infield arm.
Invited to Major League Spring Training as a non-roster player...Was the 1st Red Sox position player to be invited to big league camp the spring after being drafted since Scott Hatteberg, who joined camp in 1992 after being drafted in 1991...The only Red Sox pitchers to do it in that time are RHP Craig Hansen, signed to a major league contract after being drafted in 2005, and Cuban-born LHP Rolando Viera, who was drafted as a 27-year-old in 2001...Tied for 4th in the Red Sox system with 27 stolen bases and was caught just twice (93.1%)…Was the best SB% among all minor leaguers with at least 25 stolen bases...Between the 2 teams, hit .309 (25-for-81) with a .398 OBP against left-handers...Combined for a .988 fielding percentage at SS (6 E/509 TC)…Had a .990 mark with Salem (4 E/407 TC), the best mark among Carolina League shortstops with at least 10 games at the position…Made just 1 miscue over his 1st 56 games through 7/5...Led the Salem Sox with 21 stolen bases in 23 chances (91.3%)...Hit .294 (15-for-51) with 8 doubles in 14 games in April before landing on the DL on 4/23 with a right hamstring strain…Activated 5/12...Was Boston's Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for May (1 E in 14 G at SS)...Was Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month for June (5 2B, 7 SB, 0 CS)...Reached base safely in 21 consecutive games from 6/15-7/11…Hit .321 (26-for-81) with 14 walks and a .427 OBP in that stretch. Notched multiple hits and a stolen base in 4 straight games from 6/21-24 (.529 AVG, 9-for-17, 4 SB)...Was successful in his first 18 stolen base attempts before being caught for the 1st time in his 74th game of the season on 7/26...Hit .389 (7-for-18) with 5 RBI and 6 walks in his last 5 games with Salem before an 8/12 promotion to Portland...Hit safely in 12 of 19 games with the Sea Dogs in his 1st career Double-A action…Drew 6 walks in his final 6 games of the season...Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive infielder and as having the best infield arm in the Red Sox farm system...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 shortstop prospect in the Carolina League, the league's No. 10 prospect overall…Also tabbed as having the best infield arm in the CL.