Adam Kilgore wrote an article on Westmoreland:http://www.boston.co...ng_up_to_speed/
There are moments when Ryan Westmoreland reveals his full athleticism, but because he cannot yet play center field, you have to pay close attention. Before Lowell games, Westmoreland tracks down fly balls from gap to gap. On the base paths, he has swiped 13 bags without being caught.
His movements, his manager thinks, just seem different.
“You can tell by his actions,’’ said Lowell manager Gary DiSarcina. “There’s no missing him. If any scout came to our game, they’d pencil down, ‘He’s a can’t-miss.’ ’’
In his first professional season, Westmoreland, 19, has justified such reviews even while he serves as designated hitter, his shoulder not fully healed from surgery last November. The Red Sox drafted Westmoreland out of Portsmouth (R.I.) High School in the fifth round in 2008, and they got a player who can run, defend, throw, hit, and hit for power, a total-package prospect.
He could develop into the best prospect in the Red Sox system in another year or two.