February 3, 2011

Red Sox Will Have 60 Players In Camp; June Draft Spots Set

Truck Day is next Tuesday. Pitchers and catchers report on Sunday, February 13, and hold their first workout two days later. Position players are expected in camp on Thursday the 17th. Opening Day is eight weeks from tomorrow.

The Red Sox have invited the following non-roster players to spring training:
LHPs: Rich Hill, Andrew Miller, Randy Williams

RHPs: Jason Bergmann, Brandon Duckworth, Matthew Fox, Tony Pena Jr., Jason Rice, Clevelan Santeliz, Kyle Weiland, Alex Wilson

Catchers: Tim Federowicz, Paul Hoover, Ryan Lavarnway

Infielders: Brent Dlugach, Hector Luna, Nate Spears, Drew Sutton

Outfielders: Che-Hsuan Lin, Juan Carlos Linares
The order of the June 2011 major league draft is set and Boston has four of the top 40 overall picks (two in the first round (#s 19 and 26) and two in the sandwich round (36 and 40). WEEI's Alex Speier reports that the Red Sox:
are in tremendous position for the upcoming draft, which is considered to feature one of the top prospect pools in recent memory, rivaling the quality of the outstanding 2005 draft class that netted the Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Jed Lowrie, Michael Bowden and Craig Hansen.
Over at Fangraphs, Dave Cameron names the Red Sox as one of the five best-positioned teams for the draft (along with the Diamondbacks, Rays, Padres, and Blue Jays). Of the first 60 picks, Tampa Bay has #s: 24, 31, 32, 38, 41, 42, 52, 56, 59, 60. ... The Yankees' only pick in the first 60 spots is #51.

Satchel Price at Beyond the Box Score ranks the AL East starting rotations, with Boston at #2. ... After their Big 3, New York's starters are listed as Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon, Mark Prior, Andrew Brackman, and Sergio Mitre. (Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement tomorrow.)


Bartman said...

Pettitte to retire: You can add a couple more wins to your projections.

Jere said...

It looks to me that beyond the box score there lies a whole bunch of bullcrap.

I think that writer is confusing "best now" with "COULD be great in five years." You gotta know more about pitching than that with a name like Satchel!

Pokerwolf said...

How many spots are the non-rosters gunning for at this point? Or are they looking to get a minor league deal?

allan said...

Hill might have a shot, but that is about it. Would Tito have a second lefty, assuming Jeemer makes the club? Doubront might sneak in, too, but they may really want him starting in Pawtucket.