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Main League Baseball Corridor of Famer and Crimson Sox legend Pedro Martinez threw excessive reward onto Boston’s budding star pitcher Brayan Bello.
Martinez appeared on the published of the Crimson Sox-Dodgers recreation Friday evening and in contrast Bello to himself. A 3-time Cy Younger winner and eight-time All Star, Martinez clearly sees plenty of potential in Bello.
“I feel he has no ceiling. I feel this child will be equally as particular as me,” Martinez stated. “However he nonetheless has work to do.”
Bello is early in his main league profession however has already confirmed himself as a starting-caliber pitcher. He’s 24 years outdated and has an ERA of three.56 in 22 appearances in 2023 – all as a starter. He’s solely allowed 50 earned runs in 126.1 innings pitched. Martinez had a profession ERA of two.93, however his age 24 season ERA was 3.70.
In his current begin in opposition to the New York Yankees, Bello pitched six assured innings, solely permitting one run. After the sport, he defined he feels comfy on the mound for Boston.
Martinez added that Bello’s well being and Boston’s capability to correctly preserve him will play an important function in his profession trajectory.
“I simply hope that [the Red Sox] know and perceive precisely what to do with this child to maintain him wholesome,” Martinez stated. “Well being goes to be the principle difficulty for him.
“If we handle to information this child the best means, you could possibly be taking a look at one other Pedro Martinez with higher stuff and at a youthful age.”
It’s extremely tough to match the extent of success Martinez had as a serious league pitcher. However to be complimented in such a means by one of many all-time greats in Boston speaks volumes to what Bello has proven already.
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