Despite the headline, it really isn't breaking news. Allen Webster is a damn good prospect. Sadly, not everyone knew that heading into spring training 2013.
From Pete Abraham of Boston.com:
"Webster in two appearances this spring: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. He has been 95-99 with his four-seam fastball and shown an an excellent changeup along with a two-seam fastball with heavy sink."
From Rob Bradford of WEEI.com:
"Webster hit 99 mph on the stadium’s radar gun, as was the case in his
outing in Dunedin. But it might be his secondary pitches that have
separated the pitcher in the eyes of the Red Sox’ coaching staff.
'Velocity is one thing, but still, I just think the action to the
stuff, and keep in mind, this is someone who has always been a starter
so the first inning coming in the middle of the game is a little
different for him,' (John) Farrell said. 'But with each successive inning, you
can see the rhythm and just the glow of the game really start...