Thursday, March 8, 2007

a look into the future

Baseball America recently released their annual Top 100 list of the best up-and-coming young players in the game. Check out #33, #51, #81, #83 and that little guy at the top of the list, Mr. Matsuzaka. I first heard of #33 Jacoby Ellsbury early last year. He has speed, power, and excellent range in Center. Look for him to be manning the Fens outfield next year. I predict he will also get a September callup this year as well. #81 Daniel Bard also made news last year when the Sox picked him in the 1st round(28th overall) with their first pick. This guy can ba-ring the heat...100 mph consistently. #51 Clay Buchholz gets very high marks from resident baseball guru at ESPN, Peter Gammons, almost on a weekly basis.

It's always exciting to know who is going to be The Next in a Boston uni; ever since my friend Paul told me about Papelbon before I knew about Papelbon, I've tried to be ahead of the curve of the media and pick up on the new guys before they get here.

Also worth mentioning, this year's Baseball Prospectus is out. It has pretty much every stat, every projection, and every sabermetric category you can think of for any player or team. It is, in a word, awesome. This would make a fantastic gift to yours truly, but more than likely I'll get this bad boy ASAP anyway.

And it seems Curt Schilling has copied our idea for blogging. It's kind of a compliment, really...

2 comments:

Mary said...

you guys are slackers. you completely skipped writing about the sec tournament and how vanderbilt didn't make it as far as state!

The RedBullDawgSox said...

well, Mary, first, that would be rubbing it in. And that is just something we don't do here at SotR...

wait...yes we do. But don't worry about that. Shhhhh...

Second, although we went further than Vandy in the SEC Tourney(and we lost to the same team as them, but by MUCH more), they made it into the NCAA Big Dance(so did the team that beat us in the SEC tourney). That's like our getting the Pinto when we almost had the Porsche(sp?). So they(she) really has the last laugh.

but no worries. NCAA info is forthcoming on SotR.

now, back to my bracket filling(not the dentistry kind)...

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