By Michael Green
The subject of today’s player profile is 5th starter/Alfredo Aceves-esque swingman Felix Doubont. A young lefty with gobs of potential, is this the year that Doubront finally puts it all together at the big league level? Read on to see what we think!
How much of this will we see in 2012?
The Backstory: Signed as a 16 year old projectable lefty out of Venezuela back in 2004, Doubront has matured before the organization’s eyes. Now 24, Doubront is looking to make his mark on the team. Out of minor league options it is make or break time for him. If he fails to make the 25 man roster he could be used as trade bait, thankfully for the Red Sox it appears Doubront is making sure that won’t happen.
Last Season Review: 2011 was a nightmare for Doubront. After a very successful 2010 season Doubront showed up to camp out of shape with seemingly little motivation. The results were not much better. He battled through injuries and ineffectiveness all season wh...