Red Sox Prospect Watch: Low-A Lowell Spinners join in on the fun
By Hunter Noll
Our Boston Red Sox prospect watch just got a little more fun. The Low-A Lowell Spinners season has officially started, adding them into the mix.
With Low-A ball starting, it’s a chance for some of the most inexperienced prospects of the Boston Red Sox to be brought to light. One of the biggest names returning to the prospect watch is Cole Brannen.
While the season is just starting for them, the rest of the minor leagues have been in full swing for quite some time. Due to this, the Red Sox have already seen their fair share of minor league talent in the Majors.
The latest two to make waves have been Brandon Workman and Justin Haley. Now, those two aren’t exactly rookies, but both have been welcome additions.
Haley was called up to replace Jalen Beeks – who made his Major League debut last week. Haley has appeared in just one game, throwing two scoreless innings. He’s clearly at the bottom of the pecking order when it comes to bullpen use. If he’s given a chance and continues to produce, that could change.
Workman, on the other hand, has been used a little bit more. Over seven innings, the right-hander has allowed one run (1.29 earned run average). He has a 1.00 WHIP with eight strikeouts. Workman has shown in the past he has what it takes to stay in the Majors.
There’s a lot of talk about the Red Sox needing bullpen help. Some strong cases can be made for that argument too. Workman is showing he can be a valuable asset, however, and should be given a chance to prove so.