Red Sox AA team Portland Sea Dogs Season Wrap-Up
Mar 7, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; A general view of Ed Smith Stadium where the Baltimore Orioles play during a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
William Cuevas is a name Red Sox fans should know. The slightly built (six feet tall, 160 pounds) right handed pitching Venezuelan was 8-5 for Portland with a 3.40 ERA over 95.1 innings and 19 starts. This earned him a promotion to AAA Pawtucket where he performed even better, going 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA and just a .195 batting average against (29 hits allowed in 41 innings). While his three walks allowed per nine innings is a bit troubling, Cuevas success after his promotion is encouraging for the Red Sox when figuring out how their 2016 pitching staff turned out. Certainly they will be going after an ace, but with Cuevas in the wings, he could provide some depth when a fill-in is needed.
Robby Scott had an outstanding season at Portland in 2015, posting a 2.06 ERA in 43.2 innings and a .195 batting average against. Things were looking up for the lefthanded Florida State University product when he was promoted to Pawtucket for good in late July after bouncing between the teams throughout the season. After initially performing well, after the July promotion Scott had a terrible slump allowing 17 earned runs in nine innings over four appearances. Considering Scott ended the year with a 7.67 ERA in 31.2 innings at AAA, it is a mystery what his future might be in the Red Sox organization.
Aaron Wilkerson is attempting to become another Independent League success story. You will hear more about him on this site in the near future as he will be profiled more in depth as one of the Red Sox players going to this year’s Arizona Fall League. The six foot three inch righty made seven starts in Portland. Over 40.2 innings, he allowed just 28 hits and a 2.66 ERA.