20-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Ball, the Red Sox's first-round pick in 2013, opened last season in extended spring training before earning a promotion to full-season affiliate Low-A Greenville. He was hit hard immediately and repea...
Trey Ball Contract Information:
Signed with the Red Sox in June of 2013.
Ball made his first start of spring training Tuesday, allowing two hits (both homers) and three walks while striking out three, Sox Prospects reports.
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Boston Red Sox Roster
MajorsBarnes, Matt (P)
AAABrentz, Bryce (OF)
AADe La Cruz, Keury (OF)
A+Asuaje, Carlos (2B)
ABall, Trey (P)
RookieAcosta, Christopher (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ball was Boston's first-round draft pick in 2013 out of New Castle High School in Indiana, and was immediately placed with the organization's rookie team in the Gulf Coast League. He started five games, but is being brought along slowly and pitched just seven innings. At 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds, his thin frame has lots of space to fill out. As Ball matures physically, the velocity of his low-90s fastball will increase. His changeup has plus potential, while his curveball, which he didn't start throwing until his junior year, showed improvement as a senior. His mechanics, something to watch with tall pitchers, are considered smooth, and there are not a lot of miles on the arm. Most likely, he'll remain at the rookie level until he's placed at short-season Lowell, though a full-season assignment to Low-A Greenville is a strong possibility.