Allen Webster, Sox Prospect, Appears in Manchester

by Patrick Cavanaugh

(MANCHESTER, N.H.)—You won’t be getting any views from a hotel room in this post, but you will be getting a piece talking about Allen Webster, the Red Sox’ 4thtop prospect


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Webster, 22, was acquired by the Sox in what could be the biggest trade in Red Sox history. He was in the Dodgers Minor League system, playing Double-A ball with the Chattanooga Lookouts.  I talked to him before tonight’s game, and he said “I feel this will be a good opportunity for me.”

The Sox right-handed prospect seemed excited to be with the Sea Dogs, and the Sea Dogs seemed happy to have him too.

Earlier this season with the Lookouts, Webster posted a record of 6-8, with a 3.55 ERA. He played in 27 games with Chattanooga, starting in 21 of those. He is listed on tonight’s lineup card as a bullpen pitcher, but was spotted charting the pitcher behind the backstop, wearing street clothes.

It was later rumored by an inside source, that Webster was only listed in the bullpen, because it was unclear if he might throw an inning or two tonight for the Sea Dogs, due to him not pitching a scheduled start recently.

A few scouts were in attendance at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium tonight (8/27), and had no information whatsoever on Webster. All of the scouts did have one thing in common though; they wanted to see him in action.

Those scout’s dreams may come true tomorrow.

It was announced mid-game, that Webster is expected to start tomorrow. It is still not official, but Fox will be here covering the game!

For live updates throughout tonight’s game, follow me on Twitter (@pcava12).

Patrick Cavanaugh covers Fisher Cats Baseball for BSU18. He can be reached at .

About Patrick Cavanaugh

Patrick Cavanaugh is a 16-year-old sports journalist, currently in his junior year at the Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire. He can be found in the various press boxes around the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), as he is the Voice of the Laconia Muskrats. On an off-day, he can be found in his home away from home: The Press Box at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Patrick has covered the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) since 2010. He serves as BSU18's main contributor in the state of New Hampshire. His favorite sports icons are Jerry Remy and Dustin Pedroia. His dream job is being a sports broadcaster. He can be reached at [email protected]
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