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Buchholz pitching too well to be ignored

Updated: April 28, 2009, 10:36 AM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Well, I was right about Bowden …

Clay Buchholz, RHP, Red Sox (Triple-A Pawtucket)
Monday's stats: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
Last week, I told you Michael Bowden was coming soon to the big leagues, and Buchholz shouldn't be far behind. On a pure stuff level, Buchholz still ranks with anyone in the minors, and he's certainly a better pitcher right now than whatever is left of Brad Penny. Not that the Red Sox necessarily need to get much better at this point.

The most athletic outfield, like, ever?

Desmond Jennings, OF, Rays (Double-A Montgomery)
Monday's stats: 2-for-5, HR (3), 2 R, 3 RBIs
You think B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford have tools? Jennings ranks with either of them on a pure athleticism level, and will likely slide Upton over to right field once he's ready. After a nearly lost 2008 campaign due to a number of injuries, he's coming out with a bang at Double-A and could be lined up for a big league look as early as 2010 at this point, as he's hitting a healthy .338/.388/.622 in his first 18 games.

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