Home grown Red Sox players

Update: I don’t know how Junichi Tazawa slipped through my search.  There probably are more that I missed;  players with greater than 1 WAA and came up through the Boston system.

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox.  I planned not to post this because the Cardinals had  many more above average home grown talent.   I haven’t completely vetted this list so there might be someone (or more) that I missed.   I generate these lists automatically and many times bugs show up in the filter scripts.   I only include home grown talent with > 1 WAAs in this type of  list.  Next month I’ll post an introduction to these lists explaining in more detail as to the data model used to derive them.  Until then….

This post will show the careers of above average home grown Red Sox players.  The Red Sox don’t have as many home grown above average players as the Cardinals.  They acquired much of their above average talent via trades and signing mediocre free agent contracts.  The top ten Boston Red Sox player for 2013 can be seen here.

Clay Buchholz

Clay has had a tumultuous career with the Red Sox landing in and out of their farm system over the years.  2010 was his best year next is 2013.

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2007 5.1 86.2 1.77 16 7 2 Clay_Buchholz_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east PITCH
2007 -0.0 38.2 3.96 8 1 3 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2007 1.6 22.7 1.59 4 3 1 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2008 0.9 15.0 1.80 2 1 0 Clay_Buchholz_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east PITCH
2008 1.7 43.2 2.47 9 4 2 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2008 -4.5 76.0 6.75 16 2 9 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2009 3.7 99.0 2.36 17 7 2 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2009 0.3 92.0 4.21 16 7 4 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2010 -0.1 3.2 4.91 1 0 0 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2010 7.3 173.7 2.33 28 17 7 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2011 0.9 82.7 3.48 14 6 3 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2012 0.2 2.1 0.00 1 0 0 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2012 -2.5 189.3 4.56 29 11 8 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH
2013 0.1 3.1 2.70 1 0 0 Clay_Buchholz_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2013 5.6 108.3 1.74 16 12 1 Clay_Buchholz_BOS PITCH

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Daniel Nava

Daniel had an average year in 2012 after a pretty good stint in AAA International.  His WAA may be stunted due his short playing time there.

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2008 2.1 0.341 0.424 379 59 54 Daniel_Nava_Lancaster_JetHawks_BOS_cal BAT
2008 -0.6 0.2 40.50 1 0 0 Daniel_Nava_Lancaster_JetHawks_BOS_cal PITCH
2009 0.2 0.339 0.434 130 13 18 Daniel_Nava_Salem_Red_Sox_BOS_car BAT
2009 1.8 0.364 0.479 144 23 25 Daniel_Nava_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east BAT
2010 1.4 0.289 0.372 325 48 41 Daniel_Nava_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2010 0.9 0.242 0.351 188 26 23 Daniel_Nava_BOS BAT
2011 0.0 0.268 0.372 522 48 69 Daniel_Nava_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2012 1.3 0.313 0.425 120 18 20 Daniel_Nava_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2012 0.1 0.243 0.352 317 33 38 Daniel_Nava_BOS BAT
2013 3.6 0.303 0.385 536 66 77 Daniel_Nava_BOS BAT

Jacoby Ellsbury

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2007 1.1 0.452 0.518 83 13 16 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east BAT
2007 0.5 0.298 0.360 401 28 66 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2007 0.9 0.353 0.394 127 18 20 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2008 0.6 0.280 0.336 609 47 98 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2009 -0.6 0.301 0.355 693 60 94 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2010 0.0 0.429 0.500 8 0 2 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east BAT
2010 0.3 0.471 0.500 18 2 5 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2010 -0.4 0.192 0.241 84 5 10 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2011 7.7 0.321 0.376 732 105 119 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2012 -0.1 0.222 0.222 9 0 1 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east BAT
2012 -0.1 0.125 0.125 8 0 1 Jacoby_Ellsbury_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2012 -0.3 0.271 0.313 323 26 43 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT
2013 1.5 0.298 0.355 636 53 92 Jacoby_Ellsbury_BOS BAT

Will Middlebrooks

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2010 3.1 0.276 0.331 481 70 69 Will_Middlebrooks_Salem_Red_Sox_BOS_car BAT
2011 4.8 0.302 0.345 397 80 54 Will_Middlebrooks_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east BAT
2011 -0.2 0.161 0.200 60 8 4 Will_Middlebrooks_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2012 2.6 0.333 0.380 100 27 18 Will_Middlebrooks_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2012 2.7 0.288 0.325 286 54 34 Will_Middlebrooks_BOS BAT
2013 1.9 0.268 0.327 196 35 25 Will_Middlebrooks_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int BAT
2013 1.4 0.227 0.271 374 49 41 Will_Middlebrooks_BOS BAT

Junichi Tazawa

It appears Junichi spent no time in either Japan Pacific or Japan Central leagues.

Year WAA BA/IP OBP/ERA PA/G RBI/W R/L Name_Tm BAT/PITCH
2009 3.2 98.0 2.57 18 9 5 Junichi_Tazawa_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east PITCH
2009 0.4 11.1 2.38 2 0 2 Junichi_Tazawa_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2009 -1.9 25.3 7.46 6 2 3 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH
2011 -1.1 19.1 6.05 6 0 1 Junichi_Tazawa_Salem_Red_Sox_BOS_car PITCH
2011 -0.3 23.0 4.70 8 3 2 Junichi_Tazawa_Portland_Sea_Dogs_BOS_east PITCH
2011 0.5 14.1 2.51 8 1 1 Junichi_Tazawa_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2011 -0.2 3.0 6.00 3 0 0 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH
2012 1.4 42.1 2.55 25 3 2 Junichi_Tazawa_Pawtucket_Red_Sox_BOS_int PITCH
2012 2.8 44.0 1.43 37 1 1 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH
2013 1.2 68.3 3.16 71 5 4 Junichi_Tazawa_BOS PITCH

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