Fragile mind, fragile back.
I think the reference was primarily to Vinicio's body type.
Comparison: A switch-hitting Edgar Renteria was tossed out as a future body comparison; that also sticks as a projected skillset.
Crystal ball: Plenty of Draft questions leftFrom MLB.com
28. Boston Red Sox: Jacob Turner, Westminster Christian Academy, Mo.
Here's the tendency to go with the "tough sign" again. Anyone who slides here might be of interest as the Sox take the best player on the board, usually regardless of signability.
Sox Prospects has these players as potential picks for the Sox at #28
First Round (#28)
Matt Hobgood (#25/#40)http://news.soxprospects.com/
RHP, Norco HS (CA). Committed to CS-Fullerton.
Mid-90s fastball with solid breaking ball and changeup. In addition to projection, heís put up spectacular numbers in 2009 (9-0, 0.38 ERA, 84 strikeouts in 55 innings).
James Paxton (#26/#37)
LHP, Kentucky (Junior).
Fastball tops out at 97 mph. Excellent control and movement. Decent curveball with a passable changeup. Solid mechanics. Inconsistent.
Everett Williams (#27/#19)
OF, McCallum HS (TX). Committed to Texas.
Athletic centerfielder with excellent bat speed. High power potential, minimal present power. Good baseball instincts. Top line speed.
AJ Pollock (#28/#23)
OF, Notre Dame (Junior).
Another athletic centerfielder, Pollock makes outstanding contact and has gap power. Excellent speed. Advanced approach at the plate. Average arm.
Tony Sanchez (#29/#32)
Catcher, Boston College (Junior).
Excellent defensive skills all around - solid glove, arm, and game calling ability. Tough demeanor. Offensively, he makes good contact and has average to above average power and plate patience.
Max Stassi (#31/#30)
Catcher, Yuba City HS (CA). Committed to UCLA.
All around offensive and defensive skills coupled with top flight athleticism, intelligence, instincts, and leadership ability. However, his arm is average and he can struggle with advanced off-speed stuff.
David Renfroe (#33/#67)
SS/RHP, South Panola HS (MS). Committed to Mississippi.
Two-way player prefers being a position player. As a pitcher, he has a 94 mph fastball, and a very good but inconsistent slider. Offensively, he makes excellent contact, projects as a .300 hitter at the major league level with some decent power potential. Superior athlete also is an outstanding football player.
Chad James (#35/#24)
LHP, Yukon HS (OK). Committed to Oklahoma State.
Great pitcherís frame at 6-4, 200. Smooth delivery, excellent command. Fastball sits between 91-93 mph, gets up to 95 mph. He also utilizes a really nice curveball and a plus changeup. Mixes in all three pitches well.
Garrett Gould (#37/#25)
RHP, Maize HS (KS). Committed to Wichita State.
Fastball goes 90-94 mph. Low 80s curveball with plus potential. Decent changeup. Probably needs some tweaks to his mechanics.
On Friday we brought you a report on seven first round talents that may slip due to signability concerns. Of those seven, word is that Boston would be interested in Tyler Matzek (#9/#8) and Jacob Turner (#13/#5), but not the others. But donít believe everything you hear. There are also some recent rumors that independent league RHP Aaron Crow (#8/#7) could slip to the end of the first round, or that the Sox could go after injured catcher Luke Bailey (#190/#96) in later rounds.
Edited by SoxFanSince57, 08 June 2009 - 11:08 PM.