Allen Webster Named by Scouts as Best Pitcher in International League, Flashes 97 MPH Fastball (Video)


Red Sox fans attending Game 2 of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader will be lucky enough to watch Allen Webster‘s major league debut.

Webster is the top pitcher in the International League, according to scouts that Nick Cafardo has spoken to. He flashes a 97 mph fastball and a “tremendous” changeup that he doesn’t waste. Webster was acquired in the deal that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers.

Webster has a 0.90 ERA in Pawtucket so far this year with 12 strikeouts in 10 innings. John Farrell said he’s been up to 85 to 90 pitches in starts so far.

To hear what Farrell, Cafardo and NESN’s Tom Caron had to say about Webster, watch the video above.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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