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Manny Delcarmen has been a life long Red Sox fan, He was born in Boston and he attended West Roxbury High School (2000).
In 2005 he showed flashes of brilliance in AA, Portland and AAA, Pawtucket. He even managed to hold his own in Boston when he allowed only 3 runs in 9 IP despite walking 7. A crowded Red Sox bullpen may limit his chances to pitch at the major league level in 2006, but he could have a bright future ahead of him. Control is the only thing standing in his way. 2007 has been a new beginning for Manny, he has harnessed his control and is throwing the ball with lots of power (fastball is consistently in the mid 90's). He is considered an important arm in the bullpen for the 2007 Red Sox, he is used mainly in the 6th and 7th innings to bridge the gap to Hideki Okijima and Jonathan Papelbon.
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Delcarmen's best pitch is a blazing fastball, which consistently sits in the mid 90s, topping out at 97 mph. he also features a power curve, although he has recently developed a solid changeup, which sits in the low 80s, featuring late, downward movement. He has worked hard to develop it into a reliable offering.
Delcarmen has a good attitude and is both aggressive and intimidating on the mound. However, he can occasionally have lapses in command of his pitches. If he can improve his consistency, he has potential to be a closer in the future.
- Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 2000 - signed on August 22, 2000).