Buchholz pitching too well to be ignored
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.
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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