‘I believe this child will be equally as particular as me’: Crimson Sox legend Pedro Martinez praises Brayan Bello

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Bello has an ERA of three.56 in 22 outings to date in 2023.

Pedro Martinez had excessive reward for younger Crimson Sox pitcher Brayan Bello on Friday. Jim Davis/Globe Workers
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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 sport Friday evening and in contrast Bello to himself. A 3-time Cy Younger winner and eight-time All Star, Martinez clearly sees a whole lot of potential in Bello.

“I believe he has no ceiling. I believe this child will be equally as particular as me,” Martinez mentioned. “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 He’s 24 years outdated and has an ERA of three.56 in 22 appearances in 2023 – all as a starter.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 towards 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 skill to correctly preserve him will play a vital 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 mentioned. “Well being goes to be the principle concern for him.

“If we handle to information this child the proper manner, you could possibly be one other Pedro Martinez with higher stuff and at a youthful age.”

It’s extremely troublesome to match the extent of success Martinez had as a significant league pitcher. However to be complimented in such a manner by one of many all-time greats in Boston speaks volumes to what Bello has proven already.