Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ranaudo Named Eastern League Pitcher O' Year

Anthony Ranaudo
Red Sox starting pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo was named Pitcher Of The Year in the Eastern League. The AA league—in which Boston's Portland Sea Dogs play—cited the 23-year old right-hander for posting a 2.95 ERA for Portland before he was promoted to AAA Pawtucket on August 2nd. He also lead the league in WHIP and batting-average-against. Ranaudo set a Sea Dog record by fanning 13 Erie SeaWolves on June 13th. The Red Sox took a bit of a gamble drafting Ranaudo out of LSU back in 2010 with the 39th overall pick, but that gamble has clearly paid off.