John Farrell did not attend the Bill Belichick school of prospect minimization.

Asked yesterday for his impressions of right-hander Allen Webster after yet another strong outing, the Red Sox manager didn’t mince words.

“He’s pretty damn good,” Farrell said.

Featuring a fastball that sat at 96 mph and a devastating changeup that he threw confidently in any count, Webster once again looked like the story of spring training. He allowed three hits and one unearned run in three innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, walking none and striking out three in a 5-3 Sox win in Grapefruit League play at JetBlue Park.

Webster’s ERA spring ERA stands at 1.64 in four appearances. In 11 innings, he has allowed nine hits and one walk, striking out 14.

“What’s been impressive is young pitchers that are able to throw that changeup on a 3-2 count,” Farrell said. “He’s showing the ability to throw a breaking ball to both sides of the plate, in addition to a live fastball, heavy sink. He’s done a great job.”

The plan remains for Webster to open the season at Triple A, but if he keeps pitching like this, the Red Sox are going to have a decision to make.

“The one thing that he’s grasping is that with his stuff and the action of his two-seamer, he doesn’t have to pitch to a third of the plate,” Farrell said. “He can be more aggressive on the white part of the plate, and it’s allowed him to pitch and at least execute strike one at a higher rate. It just opens up so many more options for him. In a nutshell, it’s his ability to attack the strike zone, strike one.”