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Allen Webster Is A Cautionary Tale On 'Hot Prospects'

Allen WebsterAllen Webster came to the Red Sox in The Great 2012 Nick Punto Deal as one of the hidden prospect 'gems' (along with Rubby De La Rosa) in the transaction. Webster had been one of the top young arms in the Dodger system. In his two years with Boston, Webster went 6-5 with a 6.25 ERA. He posted a miserable 1.578 WHIP. Needless to say, he was dealt (along with an equally...
Via FenwayNation
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Finding the Pirates (Another) First Baseman

The Pirates’ ZiPs projections came out today, and it’s generally a rosy picture. If you give Pitching Genius Ray Searage some hope with Jon Niese, Jeff Locke, and Allen Webster in the back end of the pitching rotation, and have a little hope in the Jordy Mercer‘s bat, you could see league-average or better production all around the diamond. Even if you don’t believe those...
Via Fangraphs
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates boost rotation depth, get Webster from Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Allen Webster to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.Webster was traded to the Diamondbacks from Boston last offseason in a deal that sent left-hander Wade Miley to the Red Sox and right-hander Rubby De La Rosa to the desert.The 25-year-old Webster went 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA in nine games in 2015, including five...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs trade Allen Webster to Pirates for cash considerations

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-handed pitcher Allen Webster to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Webster, 25, was 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA in nine games (five starts) with the D-backs in 2015 and went 4-6 with an 8.18 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Reno. He was designated for assignment on Nov. 20. Webster was acquired from the Boston Red Sox last off...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates get right-hander Webster from Arizona for cash

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Allen Webster to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Webster was traded to the Diamondbacks from Boston last offseason in a deal that sent left-hander Wade Miley to the Red Sox and right-hander Rubby De La Rosa to the desert. The 25-year-old Webster went 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA in nine games, including five...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add 3 prospects to 40-man roster

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have added three prospects to their 40-man roster and designated right-hander Allen Webster for assignment. Outfielder Gabby Guerrero and right-handers Jake Barrett and Matt Koch were placed on the roster Friday. Guerrero was acquired in a June trade with Seattle that included outfielder Mark Trumbo and left-hander Vidal Nuno. Guerrero is...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Webster – Trade Did Not Help

In a blog I submitted last December, I wrote that everyone who saw Red Sox righthander Allen Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff.  In 8 seasons in the minors, he had a slash of 50-39/3.86/1.357 Webster was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in late 2014 along with Rubby De La Rosa and a minor league prospect. I wrote that it remained to be seen whether Webster would...
Via Fenway West
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs return Zack Godley to minors, call up Allen Webster

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have recalled right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-handed pitcher Zack Godley to Double-A Mobile. Webster, who last pitched on Saturday, can help provide innings in the bullpen after Patrick Corbin lasted just 1-1/3 innings in Tuesday night's start. He has a 3-5 record and 8.95 ERA in Reno and also made four starts at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona brings up Stites, sends Webster to Reno

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled right-hander Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-hander Allen Webster to the Aces. The 25-year-old Stites went 0-1 with 3 saves and a 3.00 ERA in nine appearances with the Aces after starting the season on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. He was reinstated from the disabled list on June 1 and optioned...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs June 30, 2015: Remember Rubby De La Rosa?

Yesterday, I wrote about how Allen Webster was a highly-touted Dodger prospect who was traded to Boston for Adrian Gonzalez and friends, then went to Arizona in the Wade Miley deal last winter. Still young and talented, he’s yet to gain a strong foothold in the majors. On a completely unrelated topic, Rubby De La Rosa starts tonight for the Diamondbacks. Dodgers ...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks recall Matt Stites, option Allen Webster to Reno

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have recalled reliever Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno and optioned starting pitcher Allen Webster back to Reno. Stites was 0-1 with three saves and a 3.00 ERA in nine innings at Reno. He opened the season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. He appeared in 37 games for the Diamondbacks last year and posted a 5.73 ERA. Webster made four starts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs June 29, 2015: Remember Allen Webster?

Man, Allen Webster starts tonight for the Diamondbacks against the Dodgers. Remember him? Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. Phoenix, Az. CF Pederson CF Pollock 2B Kendrick LF Peralta 3B Turner 1B Goldschmidt 1B Gonzalez RF Tomas RF Puig 3B Lamb LF Ethier ...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Look to a Mike Bolsinger Start in The Diamondback Series

Mike Bolsinger pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 8. The Dodgers won 9-3. (Mandatory Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press) Mike Bolsinger and his former team meet yet again. The 27-year old pitcher will start for the Dodgers today in the first of a three-game Diamondback road series, and the Los Angeles team will be looking to utilize his unfailing...
Via The Sports Journal
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs pitchers focus on throwing two-seam fastballs

Diamondbacks pitchers have been throwing two-seam fastballs more often this season. The Arizona Republic notes that D-backs starters have gone from throwing the pitch 11 percent of the time last year to 31 percent this season. Allen Webster has dramatically increased his usage of the pitch. He’s gone from employing it a modest 16 percent of the time last season to 51 percent of...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

No Fire from Arizona Diamondbacks’ Offense in 7-1 Loss to Los Angeles Angels

Infielder Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws over the sliding Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels to complete a double play. (Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Arizona youngster Allen Webster and veteran southpaw CJ Wilson started on the mound for the Diamondbacks-Angels matchup Thursday afternoon at Chase Field. Webster’s start marked only...
Via The Sports Journal
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Webster wins in debut, pitches Diamondbacks past Giants

  Allen Webster was a bit nervous making his Diamondbacks debut, and it showed when the Arizona right-hander walked two of the first four batters he faced. A quick pep talk from longtime friend and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was all it took to settle him down. Webster pitched into the sixth inning, Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Webster shines in D-backs' debut

SAN FRANCISCO -- Allen Webster pitched into the sixth inning to win in his Arizona debut, Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Saturday. Webster, who spent the first two months in the minors after starting 11 games for Boston last season, was called up before the game and didn't allow a hit until Joe Panik's double with...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Webster wins in Diamondbacks debut, 4-2 over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Allen Webster pitched into the sixth inning to win in his Arizona debut, Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Saturday. Webster, who spent the first two months in the minors after starting 11 games for Boston last season, was called up before the game and didn't allow a hit until Joe Panik's double...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodbye to Allen Webster

Along with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster was the first of the “prospect hurlers” to be dealt away by the Sox. Obtained from the Dodgers in the 2012 megatrade, Webster pitched well at Pawtucket the last two years but was wildly inconsistent at the big league level. Nearly everyone who saw Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff. Signed by LA in 08, the 24-year-old pitched...
Via Fenway West
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spinners' Flores Is Third Man In On Miley Deal

(Kelly O'Connor Photo)You already know Rubby De la Rosa and Allen Webster, but the third played included in the Wade Miley deal is now revealed as 20-year old infielder Raymel Flores. The 5'9" Dominican played for the Class A Lowell Spinners last year—hitting .282, with a .344 OBP. According to SoxProspects.com, Flores has emerging defensive skills and "plus-plus speed", but is...
Via FenwayNation
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' staff might not be done, even after trade

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to their starting rotation when the Wade Miley trade was consummated Friday. But why stop now? The D-backs have discussed top-dollar free agents Max Scherzer and James Shields, general manager Dave Stewart said Friday, although it is not certain how big a push they could make for either. Even after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Officially Acquire Wade Miley From Arizona Diamondbacks

Wade Miley is coming to Boston. The Red Sox announced Friday that the club officially acquired the left-handed pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and minor league infielder Raymel Flores. The Sox also traded minor-league righty Myles Smith for pitcher Zeke Spruill in a separate transaction...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Trade Wade Miley to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are desperate for pitching, so what do they do?  Trade two to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Wade Miley!  Trading Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster for one Miley seems like a strange trade to me, but its happening! The Red Sox couldn't bring back Jon Lester, who signed with the Cubs. Red Sox sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez View image | gettyimages...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Miley Trade Reflects Boston Red Sox’s Quest For Rotation Stability

This embed is invalid" /> Wade Miley is more than just a warm body. The Boston Red Sox reportedly acquired Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday in exchange for Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and a minor leaguer. The trade comes with risk given the untapped potential of both De La Rosa and Webster, but Miley is a known major league commodity...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Red Sox acquire Wade Miley for De La Rosa, Webster, and a minor leaguer

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox have an agreement in place with the Diamondbacks to acquire Wade Miley for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, and a minor leaguer (not named yet). Miley had a subpar year last season as he went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA and 183 strikeouts. In 2012 and 2013, Miley had much better seasons. He had a 16-11...
Via RedSoxLife
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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