Friday, June 7, 2013

Red Sox Second Pick Is Another Tall Pitcher

Teddy Stankiewicz
With their second pick in the MLB Draft, the Red Sox continued their pitching obsession by selecting 6'4", 215-pound Teddy Stankiewicz. The big right-hander struck out 70 batters in 60 2/3 innings this year and sported an ERA of 2.52 for JUCO Seminole State (Okla.). He was a second-round pick of the Mets last year, but decided to take the junior college route. According to Mike Andrews of the authoritative, Stankiewicz features "a 92- to 96-mph fastball, a plus low-80s changeup, a workable mid-70s curveball, and a decent low-80s slider."