All it took was one throw to catch the attention of everyone who was at Friday night's exhibition game and make them wonder, who is this guy? The zip of the ball could be heard by every player on the field. The throw was made by Red Sox prospect catcher Christian Vazquez.
The #16 prospect in the organization according to MLB.com, Vazquez showed that he had big-league skills when he got rid of the ball to tag up Twins' Trevor Plouffe in just 1.82 seconds. You just can't ask anybody to be much faster than that. Sox manager John Farrell had plenty of praise for the 22-year-old with the rocket arm:
"Just outstanding feet, quick release, plenty of arm strength and accuracy," Farrell said after the Red Sox's 2-0 loss. "This is probably the fourth guy he's cut down in Spring Training and all of the same variety. He's confident when he throws a baseball, and that shows in the accuracy and the quickness with which he releases the ball."
"I will say this: He's a bright-looking prospect b...