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 lean, projectable frame. Solid makeup. Delivery
is smooth, but he can short-arm the ball on occasion, losing his release
point. Excellent athlete. Fastball sits 92-94 mph and tops out at 96 mph.
Shows strong 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. 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.
Aggressive on the mound. Strong makeup, with understanding of how to put
things behind him. Projects as a middle-to-back-end starter at the
major-league level. May end up as a high-leverage reliever if progress
with fastball command stagnates.
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)