February 10, 1990
18th round, 2008 by LAD
Acquired from the LA Dodgers with James Loney,
Ivan De Jesus,
Rubby De La Rosa, and
for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick
Punto, and cash considerations (Aug. 2012)
School: McMichael HS
Ground ball pitcher with a lean, projectable frame. Delivery
is smooth, but he can short-arm the ball on occasion, losing his release
point. Excellent athlete. Fastball sits 92-95 mph and tops out at 98 mph.
Shows plus plus sinking movement, with late life. Fringe-average command.
Needs improvement spotting up with offering and consistently staying down
in the zone. 82-84 mph changeup grades as plus, misses a lot of bats.
Shows depth and bottom-dropping action. Generates consistent arm speed
when throwing pitch. Also features a solid-average-to-plus 83-87 mph
slider, with tight rotation and late bite. Can throw for a strike and bury
out of the strike zone. Creates strong wrist rotation. Late break makes it
deceptive from the fastball. Both secondary offerings show the ability to
miss bats. Mixes in a loopy 73-77 mph curveball at times. Pitch is more of
a show me offering designed to steal a strike when the hitter is looking
for something else. Aggressive on the mound. Projects as a
middle-to-back-end starter at the major-league level.
ESPN: Loney, Webster, De La Rosa (8.25.12)
The Book: Allen Webster (8.30.12)
Webster shows major league potential in minor league outing (3.28.13)
Webster displays nasty changeup in strong start (4.16.13)
Scouting Scratch: Pitchers impress early (4.17.13)
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