Monday, June 12, 2017

Red Sox Should Take One Of Three Pitchers In MLB Draft

You've heard it before: You can never have enough pitching. That should be the mantra of your Carmine Hose as they approach the 2017 MLB Draft (7PM Eastern tonight). As many have rightly pointed out, Chris Sale is only signed through 2019—and both David Price and Rick Procello could be gone after the 2018 season. Add to this the whole injury crap-shoot that has plagued the rotation this season. So, the need for arms and the rapid success of recent college picks (read: Andrew Benintendi), suggest that Boston (at pick #24) will likely take one of the following three collegiate pitchers (assuming they are still available at #24): Tanner Houck (RHP, University of Missouri); Griffin Canning (RHP, UCLA); Seth Romero (LHP, University of Houston). If we were forced to guess, we'd go with Romero—but there's about an equal chance for all three. Check back tomorrow to either praise us or mock us.