Re: Ranaudo takes over top Sox pitching prospect?
posted at 5/30/2013 2:16 PM EDT
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to makonikyman's comment:
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
I hope we add Stewart to the mix from this year's draft. We would then have at least 6 top starting pitching prospects in the fold then. That is a game changer potentially, freeing up tons of cash for other needs in future years. Even if just 2 of them hit, that would be great.
That's why I'm hoping we take the best arm avail with pick 7. Havithe young power pitching coming up every yr will free up the money needed for the big bat or 2 needed ( Stanton etc, which is a FAR safer bet that spending 20 mil on a tor starter, or...13 mil for the dempsters of the world ) Stewart or Manea would suit me just fine.
I want Frazier. But I'd be very very happy with Stewart. If Appel,Grey,Bryant,Moran,Stewart,Frazier all go 1-6 I think the next best pitchers are Tray Ball and Brandon Shipley. I'd be happy with those guys too.
I don't think Manea comes to the Sox. He has had multiple injuries and diminished results this year, and he's reportedly heading back for his senior year (he wants top tier money) I remember him as a possibly 1-1 pick earlier, but he has been slowly and slowly falling further down the board.
We get someone good in the system either way.
I like Ball for the fact he is a solid 2-way player. His big knock is repeating his delivery, which is hard for a 6'6 LHP. already a good change though. He would make 2 6'6 LHP with owens.
Im not a big shipley guy, but wouldnt complain at all if they got him.
I dont think Bryant will be there, but I like Domenic Smith (HS) a lot too. OF/1b and looks like he has an advanced approach at the plate already. Good bat from the left side. Has a howitzer for an arm too.