This start by Jalen Beeks showcased some of the key skills he has as a pitcher and how he could potentially be a dark horse candidate for the Boston Red Sox rotation as depth, or even as a left-handed option out of the bullpen.
Beeks is 23-years-old and only two weeks ago he found himself pitching in AA-Portland with a 2.19 ERA in 9 starts with some impressive stats.
But what Beeks showed in the minors thus far isn’t even his greatest accomplishment so far as a professional pitcher.
Red Sox fans might remember Beeks from Spring training when he was asked to pitch for the Red Sox against Team USA in March. Beeks wasn’t supposed to be on Bostons roster for the game, instead he was supposed to pitching for Team USA in relief. But after projected Red Sox starter Roenis Elias strained a rib cage muscle, the Red Sox thrust Beeks into the starting slot only 11 minutes ahead of first pitch.
Beeks was told to report to JetBlue Park and prepare to pitch in relief for Team USA against the Red Sox. The United States opens play in the World Baseball Classic on Friday and did not want to use any of its pitchers in the exhibition game.
Red Sox Prospect Jalen Beeks Is A Pitcher To Watch Out For