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Old 07-24-2017, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by guillensdisciple View Post
Question about our pitching prospects from next year: who goes up and who gets sent down?

We are looking at a log jam assuming Giolito stays down.

I think Stephens, Kopech, Guerrero, and Adams deserve to go AAA after this season.

This, of course, will free up space for Dunning, Hansen, Hickman, etc.

The problem with all of this, of course, is that Giolito may still need time in the minors.

I agree that all four of those guys have pitched well enough to deserve a promotion. The issue is that Giolito, Fulmer, and Danish haven't.

Unless the Sox decide to either put Fulmer and/or Danish in the pen or in the rotation and let them learn on the job in 2018, someone (maybe 2) will have to repeat AA. I think the order to fill the openings in AAA would be Kopech, Stephens, Guerrero, and then Adams. (Kopech's status gets him the top spot, the other three are based on age.)