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  • Red Sox 2008 June's draft

    The 2008 MLB june's draft is a month away, you can read more about in 2008 June's draft thread in Amateur section.

    As per the Red Sox and the 2008 draft even before they lost top pitching prospects like Nick Hagadone and Austin Bailey to injuries this year and Caleb Clay and Antony Alvarado in 2007 my opinion was that they where going to go after pitching early and often in 2008, perhaps after left handed pitching. As the draft its shaping up H.S pitching specially RHP is the strength of the draft, however the RED SOX brass philosophy so far hasn't been to draft a H.S. right handed in the first round and as per I see the Sox selection not with standing any players droping to their lap because of signability issues would be a LHP, it could be Christian Friedrich from Eastern Kentucky or UCLA's Tim Murphy. i also like San Diego University LHP Josh Romanski, but i believe that will be a reach. From the H.S. ranks the name called could be Kentucky's Nick Maronde or Floridian Brett De Vall also both LHP.

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    Here's a name to add: Ryan Westmoreland. He goes to Portsmouth, RI HS, and Theo and Co. appear intrested. He may choose college instead, but look for someone to try.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by riredsox View Post
      Here's a name to add: Ryan Westmoreland. He goes to Portsmouth, RI HS, and Theo and Co. appear intrested. He may choose college instead, but look for someone to try.

      A outfielder from the H.S. ranks is a very likely possibility for the Sox's pick, but not Westmoreland, which while a very good prospect is projected to be a third rounder.

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      • #4
        The Sox have been looking for a Left hander reliever (for the ML club) for years and unless one of the projected starting LHP gets switched to the pen there isn't a candidate in the sytem.

        A pitcher who could change all of that is Arizona University Daniel Schlereth, the 5-11 195 left handed reliever has a 93-94 fastball that tops out at mid 90's, a 80-82 power curveball with has a downer tilt and a good (strong average) change up. Schlereth would be a great pick in the third round.

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        • #5
          Westmoreland just threw a perfect game, so obviosly is something of a pitcher, too.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by riredsox View Post
            Westmoreland just threw a perfect game, so obviosly is something of a pitcher, too.
            Westmoreland is considered a prospect as outfielder not as a pitcher.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by riredsox View Post
              Westmoreland just threw a perfect game, so obviosly is something of a pitcher, too.
              He and half the other players in the bigs at that age
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              • #8
                Jason Castro was drafted by the Red Sox in the 43th round in the 2005 draft out of the H.S. ranks in California. Castro decided to attend Stanford University instead of signing with the Sox and wasn't a factor in his first two years in college. However he turned his carreer around last Summer in the Cape where he showed a good bat, but had arm issues that didn't allow him to catch. In the 2008 Spring has continue to showing his bat and being draft elegible again this draft some are expecting for him to be drafted in the first round.

                As a catcher Castro is decent receiving and blocking balls in the dirt, his arm is good (not great) as a hitter Castro has good power (again not great) but in general he has a good left handed bat.

                In my opinion Castro won't be drafted in the first round or in the supplemental round, but someone should draft him early in the second round.

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                • #9
                  With the June's baseball draft less than 3 weeks away there's a lot talk in the baseball community that the Red Sox will draft Arizona State catcher Preston Paramore as their first round pick. Red Sox GM Theo Epstein was seen at a Arizona State game in the last few days. Paramore a 6-2 210 Junior switch hitter has been compared by scouts to current Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.

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                  • #10
                    We got Westmoreland in the 5th round, 172nd overall, I think. He may want to go to Vanderbuilt instead, so let's see how it plays out...
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                    • #11
                      The Red Sox have anounced that they have signed the following selected players. LHP Robert McClain 12th Rd (Cumberland U in Tennessee) LHP Mitch Herod 16th Rd (Central Florida U) second baseman Jonathan Hee 21th Rd (Hawaii) RHP Seth Garrison 23th Rd (TCU) RHP Alexander Hale 30th Rd (Richmond U/Virginia) OF Andrew Frezza 31th Rd (Barry College/Miami) SS Thomas DiBenedetto 37th Rd (Trinity college/Connecticut) RHPJeremy Kehrt 47th Rd (Souther Indiana U) and second baseman Zach Gentile 49th Rd Western Michigan.

                      In addition there are talks that RHP Stephen Fife suplemental third Rd (Uthat U) RHP Kyle Weiland 3th Rd (Notre Dame) Catcher Ryan Lavernway 6th Rd (Yale U) RHP Michael Lee 8th Rd (Oklahoma City U) and catcher Christian Vasquez 9th Rd from Puerto's Rico baseball academy. Also there's talk that OF Bryan Petersen 11th Rd (From H.S. in Washington state) and OF Tyler Yockey 14th Rd from a h.S. in Louisiana has agree to terms.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scaffolds View Post
                        The Red Sox have anounced that they have signed the following selected players. LHP Robert McClain 12th Rd (Cumberland U in Tennessee) LHP Mitch Herod 16th Rd (Central Florida U) second baseman Jonathan Hee 21th Rd (Hawaii) RHP Seth Garrison 23th Rd (TCU) RHP Alexander Hale 30th Rd (Richmond U/Virginia) OF Andrew Frezza 31th Rd (Barry College/Miami) SS Thomas DiBenedetto 37th Rd (Trinity college/Connecticut) RHPJeremy Kehrt 47th Rd (Souther Indiana U) and second baseman Zach Gentile 49th Rd Western Michigan.

                        In addition there are talks that RHP Stephen Fife suplemental third Rd (Uthat U) RHP Kyle Weiland 3th Rd (Notre Dame) Catcher Ryan Lavernway 6th Rd (Yale U) RHP Michael Lee 8th Rd (Oklahoma City U) and catcher Christian Vasquez 9th Rd from Puerto's Rico baseball academy. Also there's talk that OF Bryan Petersen 11th Rd (From H.S. in Washington state) and OF Tyler Yockey 14th Rd from a h.S. in Louisiana has agree to terms.

                        The signing of Fife, Weiland, Lavernway, Lee, Vasquez, Peterson and Yockey has become official, with Yockey and Peterson reporting to Ft Myers to play in the GCL. In addition RHP Pete Ruiz (10th Rd) and RHP Dustin Mercandante 41th rd also have signed. RHP Bryce Price (supplemental first rounder) and C Tim Fedorowicz 7th Rd should sign before August, but the rest are considered tough signs and some of them the Sox won't make a decision to sign them or not until they see them play over the Summer.

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                        • #13
                          The Sox signed their first round (supplemental pick) RHP Bryce Pryce, also the Sox signed a couple of non drafted players SS Roberto Ramos (from the New Hersey H.S. ranks) and LHP Mike Tomolaoni (from the college ranks)

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                          • #14
                            Tim Federowicz Red Sox seventh Rd draft pick in this June's draft will be signing this weekend. With the signing of Federowicz a catcher, the Sox have signed Ryan lavarnway their sixth Rd and Christian Vasquez their ninth rd pick all of them catchers and with the just signing of Oscar Perez (rumored to have signed for 750,000) and Ali Gonzalez (both Venezuelans) which will make it very unlikely that the Sox will sign highly regarded Georgia prep star Brandon Miller also a catcher.

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                            • #15
                              Scaf, are you speculating about the Red Sox backing off Miller or have you heard something specific?

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