thomasps3 wrote:That is not saying much. In recent years, the Sox have devoted entirely too many resources to the Dustin Pedroia's of the world, who in my estimation are nothing more than bottom of the lineup filler if they make it to the majors. However, they have also devoted much of their recent drafts to the development of a pitching system, and BA has also taken note of that....they were rated with the best draft in 2006 by BA, and that makes me extreeeeely happy!!!!!!
Dustin Pedroia was a mid second round pick (around fifty). The fact that he is a good defensive middle infielder and can get on base make him a solid pick.
The Red Sox have been concentrating on draft young power arms. Their philosphy is that the more young power pitchers they have in the minors the less often they have to give guys like matt clement 25 million dollars.
Lars was a great pick. Hopefully he can live up to his tools and be a middle of the order hitter by 2010.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.