FORT MYERS, Fla. — It's Day 2 for pitchers and catchers here at Fenway South. It's 72 and headed to 82 but there's some rain in the forecast starting on Thursday.
The plan is to stick around the bullpen today and watch the pitchers, especially the younger guys.
For beat writers, this is the best chance you get to see the prospects. Once the season starts, it can be difficult to find time to catch a game in Portland or Pawtucket. But here you can get a decent feel of what guys can do.
Guys like Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Steven Wright, Drake Britton, and Chris Hernandez have a chance to help the Red Sox at some point this season. It's a good sign that the Sox have five young starters in camp instead of some of the last-chance veterans we saw last year.
If you're around the Fort today, keep an eye on third base coach Brian Butterfield (No. 13). He keeps the players hopping.