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Allen Webster | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox prospect right-handed pitcher Allen Webster struck out seven batters over eight one-run innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Webster allowed three hits, including a double and a home run, but only walked one batter in bouncing back from his worst outing. Webster lacks the upside of many of Boston's other pitching prospects, but he is a solid back of the rotation option who could provide immediate value. He was not called up to take Clay Buchholz's start in the rotation, but he should make his return Boston this summer. May 31 - 8:55 AM

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Red Sox manager John Farrell will announce a starter for Saturday's game against the Rays after Thursday's game.

They'll be filling the spot of Clay Buchholz, who was placed on the disabled list earlier this week due to a hyperextended left knee (and likely a case of stink-itis). Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, and Anthony Ranaudo are the candidates for the assignment.
May 29 - 4:37 PM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Allen Webster threw five shutout innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, scattering six singles and one walk while striking out three batters.

Webster's K/9 rate has taken a nose dive in 2014 to just 5.3, down from 8.9 in 2012 and 9.9 in 2013, but he has been very successful in preventing runs and could see time in Boston this summer if the Red Sox need a spot start. Acquired in the Crawford/Beckett/Gonzalez trade, Webster is little more than a back-of-the-rotation option, but he could be a decent #5 pitcher if given the opportunity.
May 10 - 12:10 PM

Red Sox prospect RHP Allen Webster was at his best on Tuesday, allowing just three hits over six scoreless frames for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Webster, 24, had a shaky spring and failed to earn a spot on Boston's Opening Day roster, despite spending parts of the 2013 season in the major leagues. The right-hander struggled in his season debut last week, allowing three runs on seven hits while failing to complete four innings, but looked much sharper on Tuesday, as he struck out three batters against two walks in the winning effort.
Apr 9 - 12:47 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Allen Webster and C Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket; reassigned SS Deven Marrero to minor league camp.

The Sox have plenty of rotation depth, so Webster will continue to hone his craft at Triple-A. He held a 5.25 ERA in 12 Grapefruit League innings.
Mar 17 - 9:19 AM

Allen Webster retired nine of the 10 hitters he faced Thursday in a game against the Marlins that was called due to rain.

The game was scoreless in the eighth when play was halted. Webster's impressive showing was the best news for the Red Sox, particularly after he struggled his first time out. The Red Sox want to see more power sinkers and grounders from him this year. Today, seven of his nine outs came on the ground, with one more coming via a K. The only hit he surrendered was a Giancarlo Stanton single.
Mar 6 - 5:09 PM

Allen Webster surrendered three runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins.

Webster was pretty disappointing in his time in the majors last year, and he could use a strong spring to keep his place on the rotation depth chart. There's nothing he can do to make the Red Sox out of spring training, but if he disappoints, he could be passed by Anthony Ranaudo and/or Rubby De La Rosa in the pecking order.
Mar 1 - 4:17 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Webster will be used in a relief role down the stretch, though it's possible he could get a start after the Red Sox clinch. He's put up a 9.57 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in six starts for the big club this season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Allen Webster was moved to the bullpen only for this season, not beyond.

Farrell also said Webster "could very well" return the Red Sox this season. Webster went 1-2 with a 9.57 ERA in six starts earlier this season, but he's a power arm that could be a short-spurt weapon employing a shrunken arsenal.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Allen Webster was shelled for seven earned runs on three hits and five walks on Sunday against Triple-A Durham.

The outing was the 23-year-old's shortest of the season, as he lasted only 1 1/3 innings before heading for the showers. After another underwhelming showing in the major leagues during parts of June and July, Webster has struggled mightily since rejoining the Triple-A Pawtucket starting rotation. Over his last two outings, the right-hander has allowed 12 earned runs on 11 hits and six walks in six innings. And a result, he's seemingly been jumped in the organizational pecking order by Brandon Workman.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Webster gets the boot after being knocked around again in his start on Tuesday. It's possible he'll be back the first time the club needs a fifth starter after the break, but Clay Buchholz will be ready soon.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Allen Webster lasted just 2 1/3 innings and surrendered seven runs to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Webster was let down by his defense in the first, but he had only himself to blame for the rest of the night. He gave up two homers, both to Kendrys Morales, and he walked a couple of batters. Since it seems that Alfredo Aceves is hurt, the Red Sox may have little choice but to keep Webster in the rotation for a while longer. He hasn't earned it, though.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 02:17:00 AM

Allen Webster notched his first major league victory after allowing two runs in six innings Thursday against the Padres.

It's Webster's second quality start in five tries as a major leaguer. He wasn't all that sharp today -- he walked four and hit a batter -- but the Padres offense just isn't all that dangerous with Chase Headley slumping, Kyle Blanks absent and Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko and Cameron Maybin all sidelined. Webster is probably going to face the Mariners and A's on the road next week, making him a sneaky play in AL-only leagues. However, he could then lose his rotation spot to Clay Buchholz after the All-Star break.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 05:26:00 PM

Allen Webster allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

He struck out three and walked two. Webster held the Blue Jays scoreless over the first four innings, but gave up three in the fifth and one more in the sixth. He left in position for the victory, but Andrew Bailey coughed up the lead in the seventh. The young right-hander lines up for a start against the Padres at home next week, but he's not an option outside of AL-only fantasy leagues right now.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Allen Webster will start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Webster was originally slated to pitch on Saturday, but the Red Sox are moving things around a bit. The 23-year-old has an 11.25 ERA in 12 innings this season and should obviously be ignored in all fantasy formats.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 04:32:00 PM

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3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
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CF1Jackie Bradley
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DH1David Ortiz
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S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Rubby De La Rosa
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5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront