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Boston Red Sox Draft Review

Wow, the Red Sox will have a great draft if they sign these guys, but they will need to spend and spend a lot to sign them.
Kolbrin Vitek at #20 is a solid pick. Vitek is a solid 2 way player and will waste his arm at 2nd base, but I don't think he has the footwork to play SS or 3rd. His bat will be best at 2B and could be a plus bat for that 2B.
Brentz is the best power bat in the college ranks this year and could patrol RF for the Sox in 2 or 3 years.
Anthony Ranaudo won't blow you away with stuff but is similar to current Sox pitcher John Lackey. I don't think he is completely healthy but is a high risk high reward guy. He could have been a top 5 pick if he would have had a good junior season.
Brandon Workman could have went in the top 20 but fell to #57. He has a nasty curveball with a mid to upper 90's fastball. I could see him being as good as #7 overall Matt Harvey.
Sean Coyle is a short 2B who can be a good starter. Coyle has a good arm, plus speed and a good bat to spray hits around the field. I expected him to be a college guy, but the Red Sox may open the wallet.
Then comes Garin Cecchini. He blew out his ACL this year and fell out of first round consideration and right into the lap of the Sox at #143. He'll probably end up at 3B but will have the bat for the corner spot.
Henry Ramos has plus power potential but is quite raw. He will need time, but he's got a high ceiling. He will need some time to get into game shape. I would bet he won't start a full season league until mid-2011.
Kendrick Perkins is a high risk/high reward guy. He's a quick twitch athlete who needs to concentrate on baseball and his ceiling is enormous.
All of the above mentioned guys will take a lot of money to sign. They will spend over $12 million to sign all these guys.
I could keep going on this draft, which has more good players, but that's enough for now.


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Aaron Brown , OF , Chatsworth HS, Calif.
Aaron Westlake , OF , Vanderbilt
Aaron Collazo , SS , Lady Bird Johnson, San Antonio, TX
Aaron Deguire , C , El Camino College
Aaron Dunsmore , OF , Dayton
Aaron Fanning , SS , Northwest (TX) HS
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Aaron Johnson , LHP , Dunham, Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron Knapp , MIF , Granite Bay Granite Bay CA
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Aaron Nola , RHP , Catholic, Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron Novak , OF/RHP , Germantown Academy (PA)
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Top 300- 2010 MLB Draft Prospects

Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
23 Derek Dietrich SS Georgia Tech
24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
27 Jos…