Friday, April 5, 2019
How they were built: Boston Red Sox
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.
Vazquez was drafted in the ninth round of the 2008 draft.
Swihart was drafted in the first round (26th overall) in the 2011 draft.
Moreland signed a one year deal with the Sox before 2017, then signed a two year deal through 2019.
Nunez was acquired from the Giants in July 2017 for Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.
Bogaerts was signed as an amateur free agent in August 2009.
In August 2013, Devers was signed as an amateur free agent.
Pearce was acquired from the Blue Jays in June 2018 for Santiago Espinal.
In December 2012, Holt was acquired along with Joel Hanrahan from the Pirates for Mark Melancon, Ivan De Jesus, Stolmy Pimentel and Jerry Sands.
Betts was a 5th round pick in 2011.
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.
In February 2018, the Sox signed Martinez to a five year deal, with opt-outs after 2020 and 2021.
In December 2016, Sale was acquired from the White Sox for Luis Alexander Basabe, Yoan Moncada, Victor Diaz and Michael Kopech.
Price signed a seven year deal in December 2015.
Porcello was acquired from the Tigers for Gabe Speier, Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Wilson in December 2014.
In July 2014, Rodriguez was acquired from the Orioles for Andrew Miller.
Eovaldi was acquired in July 2018 for Jalen Beeks from the Rays.
Johnson was a first round pick (31st overall) in 2012.
Brewer was acquired from the Padres in November 2018 for Esteban Quiroz.
Workman was a second round pick in 2010.
Hembree was acquired from the Giants in July 2014 with Edwin Escobar for Jake Peavy.
Velasquez was signed as a free agent in February 2017
In December 2016, the Sox acquired Thornburg from the Brewers for Travis Shaw, Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington and Yeison Coca.
In March 2018, Brasier signed as a minor league free agent.
Barnes was drafted in the first round (19 overall) in 2011.
Pedroia was a second round pick in 2004.
In December 2014, the Red Sox acquired Hernandez for Felix Doubrant