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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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Allen Webster yielded three runs in six innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Angels.
It wasn't stellar, but Webster gave the Red Sox the kind of outing the team wants from him: lots of grounders and only a couple of walks. He's pitched well enough in his last three outings to suggest that he'll hold down a rotation spot the rest of the way. Aug 19 - 11:31 PM

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Allen Webster improved to 3-1, allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings as the Red Sox bashed their way to a 9-4 victory over the Astros on Thursday.

Webster was behind the eight-ball, trailing 4-0 after four innings, but the Red Sox would soon bring the lumber. They pounded out seven runs in the sixth, putting Webster in line for the win. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed five hits, including a two-run home run to Matt Dominguez, while walking three and striking out two. He'll take a 4.79 ERA and a lopsided 10/16 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Angels.
Aug 14 - 10:54 PM

Allen Webster lasted 6 2/3 innings and limited the Angels to two runs Friday to earn a victory for the Red Sox.

This looked like a good matchup for the Halos with Jered Weaver starting, but they ended up dropping their fourth straight. Webster, who lasted just 2 2/3 innings and walked six against the Yankees last week, issued just a pair of free passes tonight, though he did hit two batters. The Red Sox figure to stick with him through the growing pains in order to figure out whether he can be counted on as a part of next year's rotation. He has one of the highest ceilings among their young starters.
Aug 9 - 1:35 AM

Allen Webster allowed four runs in two and two-thirds innings in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Yankees.

Webster was getting opportunities like Saturday's start because of Boston's rotation exodus, but he did not come through this time around. He allowed four runs and six walks in just two and two-thirds innings. While Webster might get another opportunity, Boston might prefer options like Brandon Workman at this point.
Aug 2 - 9:32 PM

Allen Webster will get another start on Saturday versus the Yankees.

Webster earned another turn after holding the Rays to two runs over 5 1/3 frames on Sunday. "Everything points to Allen making that start. There's no plans right now to make any changes in our rotation," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Webster will need to pitch well to retain his spot in the rotation, as Brandon Workman looms.
Jul 28 - 7:57 PM

Allen Webster walked five and allowed three hits but held the Rays to two runs over 5 1/3 innings to earn the win in his season debut Sunday.

Webster was recalled in the wake of the Jake Peavy trade, and he delivered in his first start of 2014. The right-hander wasn't dominant, but the only damage came on a two-run double by Desmond Jennings in the third inning. Webster likely earned another start with the good outing, and that should come next weekend against the Yankees.
Jul 27 - 5:18 PM

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

He'll start Sunday versus the Rays following the trade of Jake Peavy. The Red Sox likely would have gone with Brandon Workman but he just pitched for the PawSox on Thursday. Webster will have to pitch well to stick around.
Jul 27 - 8:36 AM

Allen Webster will start for the Red Sox on Sunday versus the Rays.

Webster has a 3.10 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP this season for Triple-A Pawtucket. He's taking the rotation spot left vacant by the Jake Peavy trade but will probably have to pitch well against Tampa Bay to hold the job.
Jul 26 - 5:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
4Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright