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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
40.7 6.09 1.54 31 2 3 0 -0.2
Birth Date2-10-1990
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.92014
-1.32015
2016
2017
-0.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 BOS MLB 8 7 30.3 1 2 0 37 18 23 7 .265 101 11.0 5.3 2.1 6.8 44% .316 .349 1.81 6.53 8.60 126 6.53 156.3 -0.6
2014 BOS MLB 11 11 59.0 5 3 0 58 28 36 3 .269 101 8.8 4.3 0.5 5.5 47% .297 .277 1.46 4.38 5.03 121 6.03 147.8 -0.9
2015 ARI MLB 9 5 31.0 1 1 0 32 20 17 10 .268 104 9.3 5.8 2.9 4.9 48% .237 .335 1.68 8.38 5.81 147 8.60 201.0 -1.3
2018 CHN MLB 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 .261 101 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 33% .125 .328 1.00 8.45 6.00 79 3.00 67.1 0.1
CareerMLB3123123.3860129677921.2671029.44.91.55.846%.283.3121.596.016.131286.72161.3-2.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2008 DGR Rk 12 0 18.3 1 1 1 12 17 13 1 .261 26 5.9 8.4 0.5 6.4 54% .224 .307 1.58 6.27 3.44 0 0.00 0.0
2009 DOD Rk 12 8 47.7 2 1 0 35 14 56 0 .000 6.6 2.6 0.0 10.6 0% .273 .000 1.03 3.26 2.08 0 0.00 0.0
2009 OGD Rk 4 3 21.0 2 0 0 23 4 21 1 .279 108 9.9 1.7 0.4 9.0 41% .338 .241 1.29 3.11 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GRL A 26 23 131.3 12 9 0 119 53 114 6 .258 101 8.2 3.6 0.4 7.8 50% .297 .251 1.31 3.90 2.88 0 0.00 0.0
2011 RCU A+ 9 9 54.0 5 2 0 46 21 62 2 .271 104 7.7 3.5 0.3 10.3 51% .317 .227 1.24 3.51 2.33 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CHT AA 18 17 91.0 6 3 0 101 36 73 7 .250 117 10.0 3.6 0.7 7.2 58% .332 .257 1.51 4.14 5.04 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CHT AA 27 22 121.7 6 8 0 120 57 117 1 .259 104 8.9 4.2 0.1 8.7 59% .336 .257 1.45 3.14 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PME AA 2 2 9.0 0 1 0 13 4 12 1 .270 105 13.0 4.0 1.0 12.0 64% .444 .307 1.89 3.97 8.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 BOS MLB 8 7 30.3 1 2 0 37 18 23 7 .265 101 11.0 5.3 2.1 6.8 44% .316 .349 1.81 6.53 8.60 126 6.53 156.3
2013 PAW AAA 21 21 105.0 8 4 0 71 43 116 9 .255 98 6.1 3.7 0.8 9.9 51% .246 .223 1.09 3.79 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
2014 BOS MLB 11 11 59.0 5 3 0 58 28 36 3 .269 101 8.8 4.3 0.5 5.5 47% .297 .277 1.46 4.38 5.03 121 6.03 147.8
2014 PAW AAA 21 20 122.0 4 4 1 107 44 100 9 .252 96 7.9 3.2 0.7 7.4 49% .279 .239 1.24 3.87 3.10 91 3.24 69.3
2015 ARI MLB 9 5 31.0 1 1 0 32 20 17 10 .268 104 9.3 5.8 2.9 4.9 48% .237 .335 1.68 8.38 5.81 147 8.60 201.0
2015 RNO AAA 15 15 77.0 4 6 0 117 26 62 8 .263 118 13.7 3.0 0.9 7.2 50% .405 .292 1.86 4.46 8.18 94 5.77 124.3
2017 ROU AAA 12 11 58.3 4 4 0 77 20 44 14 .266 100 11.9 3.1 2.2 6.8 47% .356 .312 1.66 6.61 6.79 0 0.00 0.0
2018 CHN MLB 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 .261 101 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 33% .125 .328 1.00 8.45 6.00 79 3.00 67.1
2018 TEN AA 4 0 4.7 0 0 3 3 1 9 0 .258 5.8 1.9 0.0 17.4 50% .375 .149 0.86 0.15 0.00 49 1.48 31.4
2018 IOW AAA 4 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 .266 8.1 0.0 2.7 5.4 64% .200 .237 0.90 6.44 2.70 77 2.72 58.6
2018 CUT Rk 9 2 9.0 0 0 0 12 2 13 0 .248 102 12.0 2.0 0.0 13.0 62% .462 .274 1.56 2.18 4.00 88 1.99 41.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 535 0.4430 0.4579 0.7184 0.6414 0.3121 0.8355 0.5269 0.2816
2014 956 0.4498 0.4613 0.7438 0.6930 0.2719 0.8154 0.5944 0.2562
2015 513 0.4016 0.4522 0.7759 0.6650 0.3094 0.8686 0.6421 0.2241
2018 55 0.4364 0.5273 0.6552 0.6667 0.4194 0.7500 0.5385 0.3448
Career20590.43570.45990.74280.67190.29560.83210.58730.2572

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 TEX $
2016 PIT $
2015 ARI $
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 157 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/6/18 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/19/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Texas as a free agent 11/15/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 2016. Signed by Samsung of Korea 12/19/15.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/15 after being DFA by Arizona 11/20/15. Released by Pittsburgh 12/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 12/12/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/25/12 (Adrian Gonzalez deal).
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2008 (18-547) (McMichael HS, Madison, N.C.). $20,000 signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 3.2 3.7 0 11 11 56.5 53 18 42 10 .260 1.27 4.81 4.84 4.7 0.5
80o 2.8 3.6 0 10 10 50.9 51 18 38 10 .273 1.36 5.24 5.3 1.8 0.2
70o 2.5 3.4 0 9 9 46.9 50 17 35 10 .282 1.43 5.56 5.64 0.0 0.0
60o 2.2 3.3 0 8 8 43.6 48 17 33 9 .291 1.49 5.84 5.93 -1.3 -0.1
50o 2 3.2 0 8 8 40.6 47 16 30 9 .298 1.54 6.11 6.21 -2.4 -0.3
40o 1.8 3.1 0 7 7 37.7 45 15 28 9 .306 1.60 6.38 6.49 -3.3 -0.4
30o 1.6 3 0 6 6 34.6 43 15 26 8 .314 1.66 6.68 6.8 -4.1 -0.4
20o 1.4 2.8 0 6 6 31.1 40 14 23 8 .324 1.74 7.03 7.17 -4.9 -0.5
10o 1.1 2.5 0 5 5 26.4 36 13 20 7 .338 1.86 7.53 7.69 -5.5 -0.6
Weighted Mean23.207740.04616309.2971.536.076.17-2.2-0.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20192971202626157184641193746.3021.586.536.6410.63.76.82.1-1.5
20203071102626152178591173546.3051.566.336.4310.63.56.92.1-1.1
20213161002222131153501033046.3041.556.316.4110.53.47.12.1-0.9
202232590202011713546922746.3031.556.276.3710.43.57.12.1-0.8
202333590191911513346882646.3031.566.396.4910.43.66.92.0-0.9
202434480181810312040802446.3031.556.346.4410.53.57.02.1-0.8
20253547016169511137742246.3041.556.316.4110.53.57.02.1-0.7
20263646015158810334682046.3041.566.316.4110.53.57.02.0-0.6
2027374601414829532631946.3041.566.326.4210.53.56.92.1-0.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 86)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Dan Meyer 2010 9.64
2 91 Kevin Hart 2011 0.00 DNP
3 90 David Hale 2016 13.50
4 90 Enrique Gonzalez 2011 10.00
5 90 Pat Misch 2010 4.78
6 90 Sean O'Sullivan 2016 7.17
7 90 J.D. Martin 2011 0.00 DNP
8 89 Tim Stauffer 2010 1.96
9 89 Kyle Drabek 2016 4.50
10 89 David Pauley 2011 3.28
11 89 Dustin Nippert 2009 4.00
12 89 Cha Seung Baek 2008 4.91
13 88 Ariel Miranda 2017 5.23
14 88 Tom Koehler 2014 3.95
15 88 Marco Estrada 2012 4.03
16 88 Rick VandenHurk 2013 0.00 DNP
17 88 David Buchanan 2017 0.00 DNP
18 88 Billy Buckner 2012 0.00 DNP
19 88 David Purcey 2010 4.24
20 87 Clayton Mortensen 2013 5.64
21 87 Tom Wilhelmsen 2012 2.72
22 87 Mike Bolsinger 2016 6.83
23 87 Luis Perez 2013 5.40
24 87 Roenis Elias 2017 0.00
25 87 Dustin Moseley 2010 4.96
26 87 Sam LeCure 2012 3.45
27 87 Collin McHugh 2015 3.93
28 87 Justin Germano 2011 5.68
29 87 Garrett Mock 2011 0.00 DNP
30 87 Brian Duensing 2011 5.62
31 87 J.A. Happ 2011 5.93
32 87 Anthony Lerew 2011 0.00 DNP
33 86 Chris George 2008 0.00 DNP
34 86 Blake Hawksworth 2011 4.92
35 86 Andre Rienzo 2017 0.00 DNP
36 86 Brad Mills 2013 0.00 DNP
37 86 Matt Guerrier 2007 2.25
38 86 Sean Henn 2009 6.91
39 86 Dylan Axelrod 2014 2.95
40 86 Josh Smith 2016 4.83
41 86 Mitch Talbot 2012 0.00 DNP
42 86 Matt Roney 2008 0.00 DNP
43 86 Duane Below 2014 0.00 DNP
44 86 Sean Douglass 2007 0.00 DNP
45 86 Elizardo Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
46 85 P.J. Walters 2013 6.86
47 85 Philip Humber 2011 3.92
48 85 Brandon Workman 2017 3.86
49 85 Jeremy Hefner 2014 0.00 DNP
50 85 Daniel McCutchen 2011 3.93
51 85 Chris Rusin 2015 6.02
52 85 Brian Burres 2009 17.05
53 85 Josh Hancock 2006 4.32
54 85 Shane Greene 2017 2.93
55 85 Jon Switzer 2008 0.00 DNP
56 85 Christian Bergman 2016 8.76
57 84 Stephen Fife 2015 0.00 DNP
58 84 Kevin Mulvey 2013 0.00 DNP
59 84 Doug Mathis 2011 0.00 DNP
60 84 Jeff Manship 2013 7.34
61 84 Chris Narveson 2010 5.15
62 84 Brandon Claussen 2007 0.00 DNP
63 84 Josh Banks 2011 0.00 DNP
64 84 Hiram Burgos 2016 0.00 DNP
65 84 Phil Irwin 2015 0.00 DNP
66 84 Casey Coleman 2016 0.00 DNP
67 84 Brian Stokes 2008 3.51
68 84 Bryan Bullington 2009 3.00
69 84 Ryan Sadowski 2011 0.00 DNP
70 84 Guillermo Moscoso 2012 5.94
71 83 Logan Darnell 2017 0.00 DNP
72 83 Ryan Tepera 2016 3.93
73 83 Ramon A. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
74 83 Eric Surkamp 2016 7.45
75 83 Josh Lindblom 2015 0.00 DNP
76 83 Chris Seddon 2012 3.93
77 83 Mitchell Boggs 2012 2.45
78 83 Tanner Roark 2015 4.46
79 83 Jason Hirsh 2010 0.00 DNP
80 83 Alex Graman 2006 0.00 DNP
81 83 Robert Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
82 83 John Koronka 2009 13.50
83 83 Frank Herrmann 2012 2.33
84 83 Justin Hampson 2008 3.23
85 83 Greg Aquino 2006 5.03
86 83 Andy Ferguson 2017 0.00 DNP
87 83 Rob Scahill 2015 4.40
88 83 Phil Dumatrait 2010 0.00 DNP
89 83 Clay Hensley 2008 6.23
90 83 Garrett Olson 2012 108.00
91 83 Tim Crabbe 2016 0.00 DNP
92 83 Troy Patton 2014 5.14
93 83 Eric Hacker 2011 1.69
94 83 Nate Karns 2016 5.25
95 83 Graham Godfrey 2013 0.00 DNP
96 83 Thomas Diamond 2011 0.00 DNP
97 83 Justin Marks 2016 1.00
98 83 David Huff 2013 5.50
99 83 Arnold Leon 2017 0.00 DNP
100 83 Carlos Torres 2011 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 None of Allen Webster's numbers cast him in a positive light. There weren't many good words to say about his performance either, and hieroglyphics speak very little about baseball in general.
2015 Webster is what we get when we fall in love with a starting pitcher who offers only two good pitches. For years we've been taunted by his athleticism, his lively fastball and his legitimately great changeup, waiting for him to add a third pitch and to iron out his command issues. Vladimir and Estragon will be done waiting before we are. Webster still loses his fastball command from one batter to the next, and he still lacks a consistent third weapon to rely on when his changeup isn't working. Add in a general unwillingness to attack the strike zone, and you get a pitcher who's often exposed the second turn through a lineup. Webster could try to survive as a back-end option for a few years, but his best chance of achieving sustained success is in relief, where he can use his fastball-changeup combo to deceive smaller batches of hitters at a time. At the very least, such a transition would spare the world from more “Webster's defines a walk as ...” jokes.
2014 Webster looked ready for the majors early in the season, but the chasm between Triple-A and the majors was on display in his spot starts. There were flashes of his ability to overpower the opposition with a combination of velocity, sink and swing-and-miss secondary stuff, but he had not mastered the art of pitching. Webster was still a thrower, and it wasn't until the second half of 2013, when he became more aggressive and focused on location, that "future major-league starter" became more realistic than "bullpen piece." Webster should have 2014 to put the finishing touches on this development, as, barring catastrophe, the Sox won't need him in the rotation until 2015.
2013 That the Red Sox were able to convince the Dodgers to take on a quarter-billion dollars in future salary was amazing. That they did it while receiving Webster (and others!) in return was astounding. That they did all of that while Ned Colletti got a contract extension is . . . happily not the province of this comment. Websters slider and changeup both grade out higher than his mid-90s sinking fastball, which gets both grounders and swings and misses. We mean that in a good way. He needs to refine his fastball command, though in fairness, commanding a pitch with that much natural sink isnt the kind of thing you take care of in an afternoon after mowing the lawn. The Red Sox are hoping to see him in Boston next season if not sooner.
2012 This 2008 18th-round pick was one of the Dodger system's top surprises in 2010, and he kept the good times rolling in 2011 by tearing through the California League, earning a promotion to Chattanooga by the end of May. He carried a 3.40 Southern League ERA into early August, having climbed to number 48 on Kevin Goldstein's midseason top prospect list, but soon after throwing a 117-pitch shutout, he was clobbered for 20 runs over a three-start, 8 2/3-inning span; his ERA from August 3 onward was 9.47. Webster has an easy delivery and two plus pitches, a sinking low-90s fastball that can touch 95 and create plenty of groundballs, and a deceptive, sinking changeup, but his curveball and slider need work. Bound for a return to Chattanooga, he'll have to expand his arsenal and trim his walk rate to fulfill his potential as a mid-rotation starter.
2011 An 18th-round pick out of a North Carolina high school in 2008, the baby-faced Webster is looking like a real find thus far, a highly projectable righty who has advanced by leaps and bounds since joining the Dodger organization. He put together a strong short-season campaign in 2009, and continued to progress as he moved up to full-season ball. Webster has two plus pitches, a sinking low-90s fastball that can reach 94 mph and can create plenty of ground balls, and a changeup that was hailed as the best in the Midwest League; he's got a sharp, late-breaking curveball as well. His command is inconsistent, but he has the stuff to be a mid-rotation starter.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since you mentioned Betances, Who are some guys you either wrote off and surprised you or were high on them only for them to disappoint? Do you keep any lessons from these guys on your mind when scouting?
(I ask everyone from BP Chats)
Yes. Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman are two I just discounted for being 1B prospects and missed the boat there. I still believe in Mike Olt, but that's worrying me. Mookie (see above). I LOVED Allen Webster. Thought he was front of rotation arm. Still may be. Definitely needed a change of scenery.

I'm very much an organized person who likes to look back in the winter and see where I messed up. Giving a player the wrong role isn't always a fault of the evaluator though. Players are people. People change over time. Baseball skill sets change over time. YOUNG player are young people and young people change often and dramatically. It's a cliche, but this is an industry where 30% (.300 AVG) is the measure of an All Star. Probably true of prospects as well. Have to accept sometimes the right projection is unknowable. You CAN'T be right 100% of the time. I just like to figure out WHY I was wrong and what I can learn from it. With Betances - big guys take longer sometimes. They're on their own schedule. Have to remember what appealed to you about them in the first place. Thought I have to admit when I see a big guy who can't repeat his delivery I still want to smoke the guy in my report! (Al Skorupa)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league question. Which young Red Sox pitcher has a better chance of decent fantasy value going forward Allen Webster or Anthony Ranaudo? I've been a little underwhelmed with Ranaudo's stuff in the games I've seen him pitch, but his command is at least marginally better than Webster, who has the better overall stuff.
(Jon from BC)
Webster, but I say that as someone who isn't high on Ranaudo. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Allen Webster has posted great numbers at triple A this year. Is he finally putting it all together?
(msloftus from Virginia)
I'm not there on the "putting it all together" comment yet. I've seen a couple of starts and he still looks more like an inconsistent 4th starter than a future horse in Boston. The delivery still lacks consistency, and while he fights through it frequently, it prevents him from cruising through lineups for long stretches. I still think he ends up more of an enigmatic MLB starter than a consistent cog. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mauricio,was thinking of trading for Jake Peavy,i know he's injury prone and 32 yrs old now for Allen Webster..Websters stock seems to be going down....do you feel I shouldn't give up on Webster yet???? Thanks!!!!
(John from Boston)
Assuming this is Dynasty, if you are looking to win right the hell now I would take Peavy over Webster. There are other pitchers I'd rather take on than Peavy, however. If the Webster market is exhausted and you're looking to win now I would gamble on Jake

Also, to better answer your questions please let me know the non standard categories and league depth. Thanks! (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Barnes a starter for the Red Sox in 2015? He seems to be close, one pitch shy of making an impact.
(John from CT)
I do think he'll be in the rotation next season. I still believe in him as a starter, particularly if he's competing with Allen Webster and Anthony Ranaudo for a slot. In the end, he's probably a mid-rotation guy that still carries significant value. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me 5 SP prospects you are higher on than industry? I really like Sean Manaea.
(JoJo from SD)
Manaea is a good one to like. I think I'm higher, or at least more ready to gamble on, Fried, Zack Lee, A.J. Cole, Zach Eflin and Allen Webster than are some of my peers. I was very high on Giolito last season compared to most, but the industry seems to have caught up with me there. I'm lower on Biddle, Ranaudo, Taillon (slightly), and Lance McCullers than are some in the industry, it seems. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best career of Matt Barnes, Allen Webster, and Henry Owens?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I'm still a believer that Barnes will figure it out and settle into the middle of a big league rotation. Owens likely ends up in that same realm and I think they look like similar MLB contributors. Webster probably settles in behind the two in terms of career production; mostly because there's a decent chance he ends up in the bullpen. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Allen Webster living up to the stuff and being that #1/2 type SP or is a setup guy all he becomes?
(jaymoff from Salem)
I don't think I've ever seen him projected as a #1/2 starter; more of a #3 (which is no insult). At this point, particularly because of his inability to maintain velocity deep into starts, I think he's a reliever. (Mark Anderson)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have on a dynasty roster going forward, AJ Cole or Allen Webster?
(TommyC from Illinois)
Hi Tommy:

That's tough. I think the prospect team might disagree with me on this one, but I'd take Webster. He's closer to the majors and even though Cole most likely has the higher ceiling, give me the pitcher who is closer to the Majors. Even in dynasty, unless a guy is an elite arm, I want the pitcher who isn't really far away. Cole took a step forward this year, but his 2012 struggles still are in the back of my mind. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Allen Webster have a role in the rotation? Has this been growing pains so far or is he really a high leverage reliever masquerading as a starter?
(dan weaver from Colorado)
Workman had the spot last time through and handled it brilliantly. Not sure Webster is back in the rotation. And yes, it's been growing pains. Too early to say he can start. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)It sounds like the Red Sox will turn to Allen Webster again soon. Any chance he'll stick in the majors this time?
(Frank from Boston)
He'd have to really wow to steal Doubront's spot. I'm a big fan long-term, but might just wear a path out between Boston & Pawtucket until September for this year. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, how close do you think Allen Webster is to getting a call up? I currently roster Hultzen, Gerrit Cole and Gausman in a dynasty league. I have one pitching slot open that is occupied by Edwin Jackson. Are any others droppable for Webster? Also, Mike Olt is he a continue to hold onto prospect? I am holding Puig, Soler, Baez and Arcia(Twins) currently.
(Mr. Slate from Bedrock)
If he keeps pitching like he has been, it won't be long. But even if he got the call up tomorrow, I wouldn't drop Edwin Jackson for him. Mike Olt is worth holding, but if there's a better use of that spot, I'm not sure you'll miss him all that much if you had to cut bait. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Allen Webster seemed to get a lot of love from scouts this spring, any thoughts on him?
(msloftus from Virginia)
He's an excellent pitcher that knows how to make adjustments and finally stumbled on a breaking ball that worked. He's a legit major league arm. I really like him. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league question. Allen Webster or Robbie Erlin for this year and next two.
(James from Alexandria)
Not a fantasy expert by any means, but Webster is going to get you the stats that matter and has the higher overall upside. (Nick Faleris)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)From the Red Sox offseason so far, I can't tell if they are rebuilding, punting, or going for it on 4th and 4 at the 50 yd line. What do you think they are doing?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
I think they're building a bridge to their prospects, like Bradley, Bogaerts, Allen Webster, etc. They had a ton of holes on the roster because of the Nick Punto trade with the Dodgers and because they had a ton of holes on the roster. They brought in good players on short-term contracts to fill those holes. You may not like Shane Victorino on a three year deal, but before Bradleyapalooza this spring the Red Sox had spent two of the last three seasons without a center fielder due to Jacoby Ellsbury running into things or having pianos fall on him or what have you. If/when Ellsbury leaves as a free agent or they trade him at the deadline they have a major league ready CF to move there. Anyway, I'm off the point. You asked me what the Red Sox are doing and I think they're trying to win while not blocking or trading off their prospects. That's it in a nutshell. (Matthew Kory)
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mr.Levine,can you put thes guys in order??Jose Fernandez...Salvador Perez...Albert Almora..Jorge Solar...Kyle Zimmer...Noah Syndergaaud...Allen Webster...Alen Hanson...Gregory Palanco..Aaron Sanchez...Andrew Heaney...Kevin Gausman..Addison Russell....Kyle Crick...Sean Manaea...Clint Frazier...Ryne Stanek... Thanks John
(John from Boston)
I sort of feel like this is a riddle to see if I can figure out what this list even is. What is this list? I'll go with Salvador (Sal(vy)) Perez and then the rest just for the present. (Zachary Levine)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan,can you put these guys in order.....Jose Fernandez,Albert Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaard,Hedges,Andrew Heaney,Salvador Perez,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez and Dan Straily....thanks
(John from Boston)
Hey, John.

Sheesh, that's a lot of names. From a fantasy standpoint, and based on what I've read, I'd probably want to own Fernandez and Sanchez. I'm probably not qualified to put the others in order, so I'd suggest asking a member of our prospect team. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey R.J.,can you put these guys in order,Jose Fernandez,Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaurd,Hedges,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez,Alen Hanson,Sean Manrea,Clint Frazier and Kevin Gausman...thanks for all the hard work!!!
(John from Boston)
John, I don't think I know enough about these players to give you a useful answer. I will say that I like Webster and Hanson quite a bit. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Allen Webster? Will he translate as a solid 3 maybe more?
(Bob from LA)
I actually think he might. I really like Webster, and I've spoken to others who really like him as well. (Jason Parks)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jason. I'm big on pitching prospects Allen Webster and Tyrell Jenkins. What do you see as the ceiling for each?
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
Both have high ceilings, with Webster falling in the mid-rotation area, while Jenkins could become a top of the rotation monster. Seriously, Jenkins has an electric arm. Now ask me if they will reach their ceilings? (Jason Parks)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Saw Garret Gould this weekend for the Loons - he seemed to stuggle a bit - how does he compare to Allen Webster a year ago?
(Erin from Michigan)
Webster has a more electric arm, but I was very impressed with Gould in person and was glad to see that the stories of a velocity bump were true. He doesn't have Webster's upside, but he's in the low-90s consistently, which combined with the other offerings and good command, make him a nice starting prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)


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