Jay Groome (2016 First Round pick)

Plympton91

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He actually had a couple more playoff appearances after those 4 innings at the end of the regular season, with this combined line

5.2 IP , 6 H, 3ER 2 BB 6 K on 9/5 and 9/10 with Lowell



So, all together at Lowell 7.2 IP 9 H 4 ER, 3 BB 9 K. I could see starting him in Greenville, but I’d hope to have him in Salem by Memorial Day.
 
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thestardawg

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I think we all need to temper expectations on Groome. I mean, what's his max for innings this year? 80? 100?

The problem is he will need to be added to the 40 man at the end of the season, so they are running out of time to evaluate what they have here. At this point is he develops as a back end starter it's a win.
 

Cesar Crespo

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They can have him on the 40 while he's still in the minors so they aren't really running out of time. There's always some crap on the 40 man roster that protecting him shouldn't be an issue.

But yeah, probably around 100. As for expectations, I personally have zero.
 

Cesar Crespo

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He actually had a couple more playoff appearances after those 4 innings at the end of the regular season, with this combined line

5.2 IP , 6 H, 3ER 2 BB 6 K on 9/5 and 9/10 with Lowell



So, all together at Lowell 7.2 IP 9 H 4 ER, 3 BB 9 K. I could see starting him in Greenville, but I’d hope to have him in Salem by Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a bit aggressive but from the article Oumbi posted, him being promoted after a few good months isn't out of the cards. That's probably mid June/early July. Not far off. I wouldn't be too surprised if his first handful of starts are as an opener either. It's probably a given, really. I said in some thread on the main board that his most likely path to the Majors is Greenville/Salem this year, Portland/Pawtucket next year and Boston in 2022. I don't know how that's going to work given he'll have IP restrictions. I'd rather have that problem than not have that problem tho. It means he developed and didn't get injured again.

While Groome first pitched in Greenville in 2017, expect him to start the year back there in 2020. The Red Sox need Groome to be as good as he can be and have little incentive to rush him too much. If he pitches well over the first couple months of the year a promotion to Salem is certainly in the cards with an eye at starting 2021 in Portland, but they aren’t — and shouldn’t — going to put the cart before the horse. Groome has the pedigree, but he can’t get by just on that anymore.
 

Plympton91

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I think we all need to temper expectations on Groome. I mean, what's his max for innings this year? 80? 100?

The problem is he will need to be added to the 40 man at the end of the season, so they are running out of time to evaluate what they have here. At this point is he develops as a back end starter it's a win.
I would think 120-130 innings, which seems to be about what they let high school draftees do in their first year. Then 140 next year and 160 in 2022.
 

jon abbey

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I keep wondering why nobody changes the title here to Jay Groome, so I'm going to do that now.