Full name is Deven Sommer Marrero. Signed by Vaughn Williams (Red Sox). Was the top defensive college player available in the 2012 June Draft and the 2nd-best collegiate athlete available overall, according to Baseball America..Played in 150 games over 3 seasons at Arizona State University from 2010-12, earning all-conference honors in each year. Named 2011 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Set a Sun Devils freshman record with a team-leading .397 AVG (62-for-156) in 2010. Chosen as a Cape Cod League All-Star in 2011, his 2nd season with Cotuit...Also led the Team USA National Collegiate Team with 19 hits and 14 RBI in 14 games in 2011. Earned All-State and All-County honors with American Heritage (FL) High School as a junior in 2008 during the school's state and national title-winning season, a team that also included Eric Hosmer. His cousin, 1B Chris Marrero, was also a 1st-round pick (WSH, 2006)...His cousin, OF/1B Christian Marrero, was selected by CWS in the 2005 June Draft (22nd round).
Played a career-high 71 ML games over 5 stints with BOS...The Sox went 28-21 in his starts...Hit 4 HR and was 5-for-5 in SB attempts with BOS...Started 39 ML games at 3B, 6 at 2B, and 4 at SS...Also appeared at 1B for the 1st time in his pro career. With BOS, hit .291 (16-for-55) with a .944 OPS vs. LHP, recording 9 of his 13 XBH...From 5/24-6/29, hit .400 with a 1.305 OPS vs. LHP (10-for-25, 4 2B, 3 HR). The Red Sox went 20-8 when he recorded at least 1 hit and 11-2 when he drove in a run...BOS was 7-0 in his multi-hit games and 10-0 in his games with multiple RBI. Also played in 50 games for Triple-A Pawtucket...Made 40 starts at SS, 7 at 2B, and 3 at 3B. Recalled by BOS on 4/6, but did not appear in a game before being optioned on 4/10. Made his PawSox season debut on 4/11 vs. Syracuse. Recalled for his 2nd ML stint on 5/5...Made his ML season debut as a pinch runner that day at MIN, coming around to score in the 9th inning. From 5/13-6/1, started a career-high 18 straight ML games, all at 3B, making 1 error in 44 chances (.977). Recorded the winning hit on 5/13 vs. TB, turning a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead with a 2-run double in the 5th inning. Hit his 1st Fenway Park HR on 5/25 vs. TEX... Was his 2nd career HR, his 1st since 9/28/15 at NYY. Optioned on 6/14 and played 5 games over 4 days with Pawtucket. Recalled for a 3rd time on 6/20 and started at 3B that night at KC (2-for-2, 2B, 2 R, BB, SF, RBI). Hit safely in a career-high 7 straight ML games from 6/27-7/3, going 11-for-26 (.423) with 8 runs and 7 RBI. Drove in multiple runs in 3 of 4 games from 6/29-7/2. Recorded multiple hits in 3 straight games from 6/30-7/2, going 7-for-13 (.538). Set career highs with 3 hits and 3 runs on 7/2 at TOR. From 6/27-7/23, went 8-for-17 (.471) with RISP, driving in 11 runs in 18 PA. Made his first ML appearance at 1B on 7/25 at SEA, entering the game in the 11th inning and playing the final 2.2 innings at the position (0 TC). Optioned on 7/28...Recalled by BOS for a 4th time on 8/23 but was optioned after that night's game at CLE. Hit safely in 16 of 18 Triple-A games from 8/7-30, batting .397 (27-for-68) with 9 runs, 6 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, and a 1.034 OPS...Posted a season-long 11-game hitting streak from 8/11-25 (.429, 18-for-42). Recalled for the final time on 9/3 and played in 13 more games for the Red Sox. Made his 100th ML appearance in the Sox' 13-6, 15-inning win at TB on 9/15...Went 2-for-4 with a career-high 2 2B, becoming the first Sox hitter with 2+ 2B in a game he did not start since Mike Lansing on 8/17/00 vs. TEX. POSTSEASON: Made his postseason debut with a start at 3B in Game 2 of the ALDS at HOU (0-for-2).
Appeared in 13 games and made 3 starts over 3 ML stints with the Red Sox...Spent a majority of his season with Triple-A Pawtucket. Played 2B (6 G), 3B (4 G), and SS (4 G) for BOS...For the PawSox, made 92 starts at SS, 2 at 2B, and 2 at 3B. Recorded his lone ML hit of the season on 6/22 vs. CWS (single)...Also went 0-for-0 with a BB on 9/9 at TOR and 9/12 vs. BAL. Had a 14-game on-base streak with Pawtucket from 4/19-5/7...Recorded 14 multi-hit games (4 games with 3 hits)...Went 6-for-15 (.400) with a double in his final 4 minor league games. Ranked 3rd on Pawtucket with 10 steals, his 5th consecutive season stealing 10+ bases.
Made ML debut with 25 games (12 starts) over 3 stints with BOS...Also played 102 games for Triple-A Pawtucket. Started for the Red Sox at 3B (10 GS), SS (1 GS), and 2B (1 GS)...Combined for a .973 fielding pct. (1 E/37 TC). Selected to the ML roster on 6/25...Debuted on 6/28 at TB, entering the game at 2B in the 2nd inning (Mike Napoli ejected)...Made 1st start on 7/1 at TOR at 2B (0-for-3). Recorded his 1st ML hit on 7/20 at LAA, a 7th-inning single off Mike Morin...Optioned to PawSox after the game. Recalled from Pawtucket a 2nd time on 8/8 and optioned back on 8/11. Recalled a final time on 9/5...Went 7-for-11 from 9/12-16, recording his 1st multi-hit game on 9/13 at TB (2-for-5)...Went 3-for-4 with 2 R and his 1st career RBI on 9/16 at BAL. Started 4 straight games at 3B, 9/28-10/1 at NYY...Collected 1st XBH on 9/28 at NYY, a 2-out HR in the 9th off Caleb Cotham...Recorded 1st game-winning RBI on 9/30 at NYY with an RBI single off Andrew Bailey in the 11th. For Pawtucket, appeared in 90 games at SS, 8 at 2B, and 3 at 3B...Combined for a .962 fielding pct. (18 E/470 TC). Led the PawSox in hits (96) and runs (49), also ranking 2nd in total bases (129) and steals (12)...Batted .315 (29-for-92) in his final 22 games with the PawSox beginning 8/15. Following the season, rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 Red Sox prospect, as well as the best defensive infielder in the system.
Split the season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket and earned Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year honors. Combined for a .976 fielding percentage (12 E/490 TC), all at SS. Between the 2 stops, batted .258 (117-for-454) with 30 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 59 RBI, 16 SB, 46 BB, and 65 R...Hit .287 (39-for-136) with a .384 OBP against left-handed pitching. Began the season with Portland and reached base safely in his first 11 games (.333, 16-for-48, 4 BB, .385 OBP). Ranked 3rd in the Eastern League with a .368 AVG (32-for-87) in June...Also named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for June. Chosen as Eastern League Player of the Week for 6/16-22 (.650, 13-for-20, 3B, HR, 4 RBI in 6 G). Was batting .291 (78-for-268) with a .371 OBP in 68 games prior to 7/2 promotion...Was the EL's leading SS with a .978 fielding percentage (6 E/271 TC) on that date. Played in 50 of Pawtucket's remaining 57 games. Drove in the game-winning run with a 2-out, RBI 2B in the 10th inning on 7/4 at Syracuse, his 3rd Triple-A game. Played in all 9 of the PawSox' Governors' Cup playoff games, batting .241 (7-for-29) with 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R, and 2 SH en route to the International League title...Also started the Triple-A Championship Game at SS. Batted .328 (19-for-58) with 5 2B, 2 RBI, 11 BB, 2 SB, and 13 runs in 17 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League...Led the AFL with a .443 OBP and ranked 4th in AVG. Following the season, named the No. 3 SS prospect in the Eastern League (No. 19 overall) by Baseball America. Also ranked by BA as the No. 9 prospect and the top SS in the Red Sox' organization, as well as the farm system's best defensive infielder and as having the best infield arm.
Invited to Major League Spring Training as a non-roster player...Was the 1st Red Sox position player to be invited to big league camp the spring after being drafted since Scott Hatteberg, who joined camp in 1992 after being drafted in 1991...The only Red Sox pitchers to do it in that time are RHP Craig Hansen, signed to a major league contract after being drafted in 2005, and Cuban-born LHP Rolando Viera, who was drafted as a 27-year-old in 2001...Tied for 4th in the Red Sox system with 27 stolen bases and was caught just twice (93.1%)…Was the best SB% among all minor leaguers with at least 25 stolen bases...Between the 2 teams, hit .309 (25-for-81) with a .398 OBP against left-handers...Combined for a .988 fielding percentage at SS (6 E/509 TC)…Had a .990 mark with Salem (4 E/407 TC), the best mark among Carolina League shortstops with at least 10 games at the position…Made just 1 miscue over his 1st 56 games through 7/5...Led the Salem Sox with 21 stolen bases in 23 chances (91.3%)...Hit .294 (15-for-51) with 8 doubles in 14 games in April before landing on the DL on 4/23 with a right hamstring strain…Activated 5/12...Was Boston's Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for May (1 E in 14 G at SS)...Was Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month for June (5 2B, 7 SB, 0 CS)...Reached base safely in 21 consecutive games from 6/15-7/11…Hit .321 (26-for-81) with 14 walks and a .427 OBP in that stretch. Notched multiple hits and a stolen base in 4 straight games from 6/21-24 (.529 AVG, 9-for-17, 4 SB)...Was successful in his first 18 stolen base attempts before being caught for the 1st time in his 74th game of the season on 7/26...Hit .389 (7-for-18) with 5 RBI and 6 walks in his last 5 games with Salem before an 8/12 promotion to Portland...Hit safely in 12 of 19 games with the Sea Dogs in his 1st career Double-A action…Drew 6 walks in his final 6 games of the season...Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive infielder and as having the best infield arm in the Red Sox farm system...Rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 shortstop prospect in the Carolina League, the league's No. 10 prospect overall…Also tabbed as having the best infield arm in the CL.
Red Sox No. 1 selection in the June draft, was assigned to Short-A Lowell for pro debut.Led the Spinners and placed 2nd in the New York-Penn League with 24 stolen bases...Also topped Lowell in runs (45), doubles (tied, 14), extra-base hits (19), total bases (92), and walks (34)...Paced club qualifiers in OBP (.358).Split time between shortstop (29 games) and DH (35 games).Batted .341 (31-for-91) with runners on base.Knocked 1st career homer in 3rd on 6/26 at Tri-City...Hit a go-ahead solo shot in the 13th inning on 8/11 to give Lowell an eventual 6-5 win at Hudson Valley. Reached via hit or walk in 22 consecutive road games from 7/4-8/23 at .279 (24-for-86) with 15 walks.Chosen as the Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for July after swiping a NYPL-high 12 bases in 15 attempts...Stole a season-high 3 bases on both 7/29 vs. State College and 8/15 vs. Aberdeen.Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as BOS's No. 10 prospect...Also ranked as the No. 2 shortstop prospect (No. 7 prospect overall) in the New York-Penn League by Baseball America.