After being selected as the Boston Red Sox 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Brandon Workman will make his Triple-A debut on Sunday afternoon in Syracuse after a solid start to the season with Double-A Portland.
Workman, who is ranked as the 11th best prospect by Soxprospects.com was orginally slated to make his Pawsox debut on Friday at McCoy Stadium but with a rainout, his start was pushed back to later today. In 11 games (10 starts) with Double-A Portland, he 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA in 65 innings. Workman struck out 74 batters and walked only 17 hitters.Over his last seven starts, he has fanned at least five batters in each of those outings.
It is expected that he finishes the season with the Pawsox but could end up being a September callup if needed or continues to preform well. By this time next year, Workman could have a spot in the Boston rotation or bullpen since he has really come on as a pitcher the past two years.