Friday, April 5, 2019

How they were built: Boston Red Sox

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         The Red Sox are struggling to open 2019. But, the 2018 World Series winners are still very good, with a deep roster. This is how they were built.

          Catchers
Christian Vazquez
Vazquez was drafted in the ninth round of the 2008 draft.
Blake Swihart
Swihart was drafted in the first round (26th overall) in the 2011 draft.

         Infield
Mitch Moreland
Moreland signed a one year deal with the Sox before 2017, then signed a two year deal through 2019.
Eduardo Nunez
Nunez was acquired from the Giants in July 2017 for Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.
Xander Bogaerts
Bogaerts was signed as an amateur free agent in August 2009.
Rafael Devers
In August 2013, Devers was signed as an amateur free agent.
Steve Pearce
Pearce was acquired from the Blue Jays in June 2018 for Santiago Espinal.
Brock Holt
In December 2012, Holt was acquired along with Joel Hanrahan from the Pirates for Mark Melancon, Ivan De Jesus, Stolmy Pimentel and Jerry Sands.

           Outfield
Mookie Betts
Betts was a 5th round pick in 2011.
Andrew Benintendi
Benintendi was a first round pick (7th overall) in 2015.
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bradley was a first round pick (40th overall) in the 2011 draft.
JD Martinez
In February 2018, the Sox signed Martinez to a five year deal, with opt-outs after 2020 and 2021.

          Pitchers
Chris Sale
In December 2016, Sale was acquired from the White Sox for Luis Alexander Basabe, Yoan Moncada, Victor Diaz and Michael Kopech.
David Price
Price signed a seven year deal in December 2015.
Rick Porcello
Porcello was acquired from the Tigers for Gabe Speier, Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Wilson in December 2014.
Eduardo Rodriguez
In July 2014, Rodriguez was acquired from the Orioles for Andrew Miller.
Nathan Eovaldi
Eovaldi was acquired in July 2018 for Jalen Beeks from the Rays.
Brian Johnson
Johnson was a first round pick (31st overall) in 2012.
Colten Brewer
Brewer was acquired from the Padres in November 2018 for Esteban Quiroz.
Brandon Workman
Workman was a second round pick in 2010.
Heath Hembree
Hembree was acquired from the Giants in July 2014 with Edwin Escobar for Jake Peavy.
Hector Velasquez
Velasquez was signed as a free agent in February 2017
Tyler Thornburg
In December 2016, the Sox acquired Thornburg from the Brewers for Travis Shaw, Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington and Yeison Coca.
Ryan Brasier
In March 2018, Brasier signed as a minor league free agent.
Matt Barnes
Barnes was drafted in the first round (19 overall) in 2011.

             IL
Dustin Pedroia
Pedroia was a second round pick in 2004.
Marco Hernandez
In December 2014, the Red Sox acquired Hernandez for Felix Doubrant

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