The Redsox and other addictions

February 1, 2008

Highest ranked pitching prospect in the MLB – Clay!

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbob00 @ 12:56 am

Baseball Prospectus: Clay is the highest ranked rookie pitcher by Kevin Goldstien of BP, and 2nd overall. He gave the Sox 7 spots in the top 100. Valentine notes the Jays and Orioles have 4 combined.

Why the ruckus? Here’s what happens when you correlate these 6 Boston prospects against their summed 2007-2011 vorp totals from BP:

2. Clay Buchholz, rhp, Red Sox 5yVORP 34.3
16. Jacoby Ellsbury, of, Red Sox 5yVORP 78.6
53. Justin Masterson, rhp, Red Sox 5yVORP 84.9
57. Jed Lowrie, ss, Red Sox 5yVORP 36.4
60. Ryan Kalish, of, Red Sox 5yVORP tbc
95. Michael Bowden, rhp, Red Sox 5yVORP 38.8
100. Lars Anderson, 1b, Red Sox 5yVORP tbc

To give some perspective to the worth of these guys, here’s the matching line for Brad Wilkerson who was seeking a M$24/3year deal a month ago:
Brad Wilkerson, 1b/of, free agent 5y VORP 19.0

Or the guys traded for Santana
Phillip Humber, RHP, Mets 5y VORP 16.6
Carlos Gomez, OF, Mets 5y VORP 42.1
Kevin Mulvey, Mets 5y VORP 47.8
Deolis Guerra, Mets 5y VORP 53.8

Of course these numbers are highly variable for unproven farm guys, but wholy moley 🙂


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