Brandon Workman Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 26
Born: August 13, 1988
Arlington, TX
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2010;
3rd round, 2007 by PHI
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas
High School: Bowie (TX)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
Road to the Show: Brandon Workman
2011 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 4.27.2011
Q&A with Brandon Workman (6.17.11)
2012 Prospect Preview

Workman shuts down Wilmington in victory (5.2.12)
Workman looking to build on breakout season (1.31.13)
2013 Prospect Preview

Scouting Report:  Big-framed righty with well filled-out lower half. Not much projection left in his body. Raised arm slot from to closer to over the top. Fastball can sit 93-94 mph early in game, but loses velocity as the game goes on. Tops out at 95 mph as a starter, but he may be able to reach back and add 1-2 mph out of the bullpen. Shows late finish when staying on top of the ball. Average fastball command. Has trouble consistently throwing to both sides of the plate. 87-90 mph cutter breaks late to glove side. Strong deception between fastball. Grades as a plus pitch. Good feel and command of offering to miss bats. Future out-pitch at big-league level. Fringe-average 75-77 mph curveball. Pitch is inconsistent due to wrist wrapping at times during release. Can show tight two-plane break and depth, but tends to roll and is loose with it. Average-to-solid-average potential with refined release and work staying on top of ball. Sprinkles in 83-85 mph changeup. Work in progress. Shows arm-side fade, but arm tends to slow down. Not an overly loose thrower. Effort in delivery wears him down multiple times through a lineup. Jerky nature of mechanics affects ability to repeat arm slot and overall command of arsenal as a starter. Gritty competitor. Projects as an 8th inning reliever or back end starter.

Links (cont.)

2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Workman progressing as a starter despite misleading results (5.8.14)
The Write-Up: Early Reports from Pawtucket (5.12.14)
The Write-Up: Brandon Workman (9.3.14)
2014 Graduates Season in Review

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2008 Texas NCAA Coll --- 19 5 2 0.685 5.06 21 6 1 53.3 58 35 30 6 20 49 1.46 2.15 8.27
  2009 Texas NCAA Coll --- 20 3 5 0.375 3.48 20 13 0 75.0 58 38 29 7 28 82 1.24 2.93 9.11
  2010 Texas NCAA Coll --- 21 12 2 0.857 3.35 17 15 0 104.6 98 42 39 7 23 101 1.16 4.39 8.68
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 6 7 0.462 3.71 26 26 0 131.0 128 67 54 10 33 115 1.23 3.48 7.90
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 23 7 7 0.500 3.40 20 20 0 113.7 104 47 43 10 20 107 1.09 5.34 8.47
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 23 3 1 0.750 3.96 5 5 0 25.0 23 12 11 2 5 23 1.12 4.60 8.28
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 24 5 1 0.833 3.43 11 10 0 65.7 51 29 25 6 17 74 1.04 4.35 10.14
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 5 1 0.833 2.80 6 6 0 35.3 39 13 11 6 13 34 1.47 2.62 8.66
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 6 3 0.667 4.97 20 3 0 41.7 44 23 23 5 12 47 1.42 3.13 10.15
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 7 1 0.875 4.11 11 11 0 61.3 61 28 28 10 17 55 1.27 3.24 8.07
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 1 10 0.091 5.17 19 15 0 87.0 88 57 50 11 36 70 1.43 1.94 7.24
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 16, 2010 by Jim Robinson
Signing Bonus: $800,000
MiLB Debut: April 10, 2011 (Greenville)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: July 9, 2013 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
July 10, 2013 (BOS)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
1 year, 15 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2014)
Contract (2015): ~League Minimum
Trade Restrictions
: None
     
  Awards
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (April 23-29, 2012)
2012 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 16-22, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 22-28, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 18-24, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 9-15, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 13-19, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 15-21, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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