Down on the Farm – I

The Red Sox 2006 draft was widely considered a great draft. Of course only time will tell if the player selected will provide some stank in Boston. Here are some updates on how the 2006 draft class is fairly thus far in 2007. Let’s focus on the positional players.


Greenville Drive – A


Lars Anderson (2006, 18th round) – .262/.339/.398 – The tall and powerful Anderson has not shown the power I’d like to see at this point. The season is early and I’m not too concerned.


Jonathan Still (2006, 4th round) – .286/.383/.514 – The NC State catcher has put together a nice start to his season, but struggled badly at Single-A Lowell in 2006.


Jason Place (2006, 1st round) – .175/.243/.361 – The 1st round pick has struggled badly after posting solid numbers in the Gulf Coast League in 2006.


Lancaster JetHawks – A


Aaron Bates – The rather large 1b has been cranking it in 2007: .288/.430/.604.


Zach Daeges (2006, 6th round) – .349/.425/.532 – Daeges has hit for average so far in 2007, but with limited power.


Nice W for the Red Sox Tuesday night. Josh Beckett has looked great so far and certainly appears to be a difference pitcher.


Wednesday features a Japanese showdown in Toronto. Daisuke Matsuzaka (Red Sox present) goes against Tomo Ohka (Red Sox past).