BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Jacob Wallace from the Colorado Rockies, completing the August 31 trade for outfielder Kevin Pillar.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Wallace, 22, was ranked by MLB.com as the Rockies’ No. 20 prospect. The right-hander made his professional debut last season in the Rockies organization, making 22 relief appearances for Short-A Boise. Named a Northwest League mid-season All-Star and Baseball America Short-Season All-Star, Wallace posted a 1.29 ERA (3 ER/21.0 IP), 0.86 WHIP and .129 opponent batting average while converting 12 of his 13 save opportunities. The Methuen, MA, native was selected by Colorado in the third round of the 2019 June Draft out of the University of Connecticut. In 71 appearances over three seasons for the Huskies, he posted a 2.77 ERA (30 ER/97.1 IP) and .140 opponent batting average, including a 0.64 ERA (3 ER/42.0 IP) with 16 saves as a junior. While pitching for the Bourne Braves in the summer of 2018, Wallace was named the co-recipient of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award and earned a spot on the CCBL All-Star Team.