Can Zink be another Wakefield for Boston?

John Sickels looks at a knuckle-balling pitcher in the Red Sox system, among a few other pitching prospects.

Originally Published: January 5, 2004
By John Sickels | Special to ESPN.com

Today I want to cover four pitching prospects who haven't received much attention just yet, but who could make a name for themselves, one way or another, in 2004.

Matt B. from Sacramento writes: The Red Sox have a knuckle-balling prospect by the name of Charlie Zink. I've read varying things about his future, some, such as Rob Neyer, suggest he could be a big-time major league contributor, while others see him as a possible fifth starter/swingman. What are your thoughts, and is he a prospect?

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