Originally Posted by Pablo_Honey
Having said that, it was made clear after the 2009 draft that the Sox wanted to stock up on pitching in this year's draft and the draft class of 2010 is heavy on college arms, hence the college arm pick at #13. The farmsystem could use some depth in every area but since you can never have too much pitching, might as well go with that. I am at least relieved to hear that Sox are not too interested in Wimmers, a pick reminiscent of the McCulloch-Broadway era albeit with more polish and upside. Some of the names mentioned like Harvey and Workman are actually rather promising since they are good power arms from what I hear.
You mentioned Castellanos and I agree that it's disappointing that the Sox are seemingly not interested in him. He looks like a real stud but in all fairness to the Sox brass, third base is a position where I feel we don't need immediate replenishment. We have Morel making his way up, Viciedo could make his way back to third base if needed (Let's hope not) and there's Gilmore who is really raw but nevertheless a former sandwich pick. So, all in all, I wouldn't throw a hissy fit if we draft a high upside college arm and not Castellanos.
I completely agree, the pitching depth in our system is thin at the higher levels beyond Hudson, Shirek and maybe Torres.
I guess I just disagree with the organization's urgency to fill out the pitching depth. We've got some pretty good arms in Winston-Salem that could potentially contribute on the big league level, Remenowsky, Bellamy, Infante, Doyle and Nevin Griffith who has a lot of potential even after TJ surgery. We've got to get out of that "win now" mind-set and except the reality that we're in for a few years of rebuilding before we're legitimate contenders. Patience, my young padawan
I think we have a more pressing need for some power bats than pitching at this point. Beyond Flowers and Viciedo, who else could really hit 30+ HRs at the big league level? I think taking Castellanos, Sale or some other prep power bat would really address that weakness.