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.