Saturday, May 24, 2008

Eye-Popping Stats in Double A

You can never have too much pitching, and the Red Sox have another hot Double A prospect in Michael Bowden.

Bowden's numbers in his last six starts are phenomenal.

36 1/3 IP, 18 hits, 5 ER, 3 BB, 35 K

  • In other words, ERA just under 1.25
  • K/BB ratio 11.66/1
  • WHIP ratio of under 0.6
I'm not saying Bowden is ready for the majors, but that he is ready to go to AAA and face more polished hitters as he is simply dominating at the AA level.

The Sox have some terrific prospects at the AAA and AA level
  • Justin Masterson ...(AAA) two strong MLB starts
  • Hunter Jones (AAA)...left-handed relief specialist
  • Bowden...
  • Dustin Richardson...(AA)another starting pitcher prospect
  • Jose Vaquedano... (AA) relief
  • Daniel Bard, (AA) relief...coming fast since regaining his arm slot and control

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