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Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Mookie Betts

In the 2011 MLB draft, the Red Sox were applauded for their first round picks. They selected: Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, and Jackie Bradley Jr. All four of these men were considered great picks as Barnes dominated the Big East, Swihart was considered the best catcher in the draft, Owens drew comparisons to Randy Johnson, and Bradley led the Gamecocks to a national championship...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Red Sox Being ‘Overly Cautious’ With Matt Barnes’ Stiff Shoulder

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to take any chances with Matt Barnes’ sore right shoulder. Barnes was removed from the Red Sox’s pitching lineup for Tuesday’s spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager John Farrell said before the contest the Red Sox only conducted baseline testing on Barnes, who pitched one inning in Thursday’s exhibition...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes shut down for a few days

The defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox entered Spring Training with few holes to fill on their roster. But there is still competition for backup spots and youngsters looking to impress to move their way up in the farm system. One such player is right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes, who pitched most of last season in Double-A, posting a record of 6-10 with a 4.13 ERA.  But...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox MASH Report: Barnes & Ross Both Hurting

ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports that Red Sox pitching prospect Matt Barnes has been shut down with shoulder inflammation. Barnes is considered to be one of the premier hurlers in the pipeline to Fenway in the near future. Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that the action was "being overly cautious". Also, Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that catcher...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Dealing With Sore Shoulder And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox showed some 2013-style fight Monday, rallying from a five-run deficit to tie their spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning. The Pirates ultimately prevailed 7-6, as former Red Sox farmhand Chris McGuiness delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning. But there were some positives for Boston...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Boston Red Sox prospect watch: RHP Matthew Price

Most Boston Red Sox fans view Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo, Henry Owens and Brandon Workman as the top pitching prospects in the team's farm system. With pitching depth in the minors at it's best in years,  there is another name in right handed pitcher Matthew Price that could be knocking on the door  after an impressive 2013 season. Price, who was an eighth round draft...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Owens, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo At Heart Of Friendly Boston Red Sox Rivalry

BOSTON — There’s a rivalry brewing in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Henry Owens were among 10 up-and-coming minor leaguers who participated in the 2014 Red Sox Rookie Program this week. Each pitcher is looking to blaze his own trail in an organization loaded with young pitching, and the friendly competition is serving as additional fuel. ...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox announce rookie development program participants

The Red Sox announced on Tuesday which minor league players will be participating in the Red Sox’s 2014 rookie development program. The goal of the program is to familiarize prospects to be ready in 18 months to play for the major league club. Participating prospects include Matt Barnes, Garin Cecchini, Dalier Hinojosa, Henry Owens, Noe Ramirez, Anthony Ranaudo, Deven Marrero,...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes to make Triple-A debut with Pawtucket tonight

In what came as a shocking move on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox promoted pitching prospect Matt Barnes from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket with only a handful of regular season games left. Barnes, the Red Sox first round draft pick in 2011 from the University of Connecticut, hasn’t had the ideal season fans were expecting from him prior to the beginning of the season...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A look at how Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Noe Ramirez has emerged on scene in 2013

Matt Barnes and Henry Owens grabbed most of attention from the 2011 Boston Red Sox amateur draft. There was one name that was selected several rounds later in Noe Ramirez, a right handed starting pitcher out of Cal State Fullerton that has started to turn heads in 2013 as he now takes his journey to Double-A Portland. Ramirez, who was a fourth round pick that year, has always been...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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