Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Red Sox - Pitching Depth

While the offseason didn't start the way many in Red Sox Nation would have liked to see things have begun to pick up over the past couple of days as the Red Sox have argueably the best Starting Pitch depth in Major League Baseball.

Their pitching depth as it currently stands:

1. Josh Beckett
2. John Lester
3. John Lackey
4. Daisuke Matsuzaka
5. Clay Bucholz
6. Tim Wakefield

Additional depth can be considering in terms of FA acquisitions, and prospects:

7. Michael Bowden
8. Junichi Tazawa
9. Boof Bonser
10. Adam Mills
11. Casey Kelly
12. Felix Doubront
13. Stolmy Pimentel
14. Brock Huntzinger
15. Stephen Fife

Casey Kelly is considered their top prospect, while Bowden, Tazawa and Bonser all have MLB experience. Adam Mills should again be part of the AAA rotation in Pawtucket.

The depth the Red Sox have built could allow them to continue to dangle Clay Bucholz in future trade discussions.

No comments:

Post a Comment