Zeke Spruill Ready to Help the Red Sox

Zeke Spruill

Pitching may be among the Boston Red Sox top priorities—and they might not have to look much further than their own system to find quality talent.

Guys like Brian Johnson, Henry Owens, Matt Barnes and Eddie Rodriguez may highlight the system as top prospects, but reliever Zeke Spruill, among others, could be zeke spruillinteresting options for the big league club. Once a starter now working in relief, Spruill gives the PawSox flexibility as a multi-inning reliever.

For the past two seasons, he logged big league time with the Arizona Diamondbacks— 32 innings in 12 appearances (three starts). His 4.24 ERA in the big leagues might not stand out, but as far as relievers go, he is an innings eater.
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Coming over to Boston from an Arizona Diamondbacks club who lost 98 games last year, it is fair to say he is glad he has a chance to contribute to a winning organization.

“I thought it was a great opportunity for me,” he said of the trade prior to Friday’s game.

The Red Sox have yet to call Spruill up, but it is only a matter of time before they need his services at the next level. After all, most of the relievers they call up only pitch in long relief.

“I don’t know about it giving me an edge or anything like that,” says Spruill. “But it does give me more availability to pitch more if necessary.”
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Without a say in the matter, Spruill is not a full-time reliever; a role he is still getting adjusted to. This past off season, he worked to tune things up a little bit in order to have a more successful season.

“My delivery,” he said was what he worked on the most. “Being able to throw all of my pitches from the same arm slot and making sure I’m staying calm and collective on the mound. You’ve got to make sure you’re even-keeled.”
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Red Sox Add Reliever Jess Todd on MiLB Deal

jess todd

Pitching depth is always a priority for every big league team– especially in the bullpen. Teams go over the top to make sure they have enough relievers, and especially value those with big league experience. Relievers are cheap, disposable and abundant which is why so many are brought into Spring Training.
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jess toddAdding to their pool of relievers recently were the Boston Red Sox, signing Jess Todd to a Minor League deal which includes an invitation to Spring Training (as almost all do).

Just 28 years old, the righty pitched effectively in AAA last year for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. As a member of the Reno Aces, Todd showed off his ability to give his team multiple innings out of relief, lasting 72.1 frames in 53 outings. Posting a 3.61 ERA with 66 strikeouts, he was equally effective against righties as he was lefties as righties hit .253 off of him while lefties hit a point lower at .252.
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The year before that, Todd had himself quite the year in the Detroit Tigers farm system, posting a 2.15 ERA in 39 outings, lasting 62.2 innings in all. He managed to strike out 65 men in total.

Best known for being traded with Chris Perez to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Mark DeRosa back in 2009, Todd will come to the Red Sox with a little bit of big league experience.

While Todd has struggled a bit in the Majors posting a 7.62 ERA in 25 games, all but one of which came with the Cleveland Indians, he has not pitched in the big leagues since 2010 and has only gotten better since then.
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As of right now, it appears as though he will start off this year in Rhode Island, adding depth to the Paw Sox bullpen. If it comes down to it, perhaps he is viewed as a viable big league option– if he pitches well enough.