Boston Red Sox trade for infield prospect Jimmy Rider

June 18, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes shortstop Jimmy Rider (1) throws to first base during the game against the Florida Gators during the seventh inning of game seven of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Kent State won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox are just one win away from taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in a 2004 World Series grudge match.

While the rest of the organization goes through their pre-game warm ups, interviews and all that other good stuff that comes with being a professional baseball player participating in the playoffs, they’ve added some depth to their farm system.

Today the Red Sox traded for infield prospect Jimmy Rider from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Right now the details on the trade are ‘for future considerations’.

Rider is a 23 year old shortstop who hit .269/.322/.394 with only two home runs and 22 RBI’s through 37 games between Low-A Jamestown and Class-A West Virginia this past season.

He was a 26th overall draft pick from Kent State. Rider hit .273 against left handed pitchers while hitting .313 against right handed pitchers.

With runners in scoring position, Rider hit .364 with four hits, scoring seven times with 10 RBI’s. It’s clear he’s a better hitter when runners on are base than empty. This is something that will definitely help out this Boston Red Sox lineup in the future.

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