Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/29/13
Drafted in the ninth round of the 2006 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox have held high expectations for talented outfielder Ryan Kalish. As the Trot Nixon and JD Drew years are now behind them, the team has been searching for a right fielder to succeed the previous champions who patrolled the position. Unfortunately, Kalish's bright career has been consistently sidetracked due to wrist, neck, and most recently, shoulder injury. To begin his professional baseball career in 2006, Kalish was sent to the Sox' Gulf Coast League and was soon promoted to the Short Season Single A affiliate Lowell Spinners after just six games. In 17 total games between both teams, the New Jersey baseball and football high school standout hit .236 as he was just getting his feet wet as an up and coming prospect. During the 2007 Lowell season, Kalish's play began to open the eyes of scouts. He hit .368 with 18 stolen bases to go along with a .471 on base percentage in 23 games. During this stellar season, Kali...
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