Now for the signings:
Michael Thomas: 12th round pick, 20-years-old, college junior, catcher. Defensive-minded with a cannon arm.
Willie Holmes: 14th round pick, 21-years-old out of junior college. A power hitting outfielder without too much athleticism. Likely a LF/RF/DH guy who might get some work at 1st.
Tom Ebert: 19th round RHP out of FIU. Not fantastic numbers, but doesn't walk guys hardly at all.
Christopher Court: 23rd round RHP, college junior. Posted unspectacular numbers in a not-particularly strong conference before impressing in an independent. league.
Jeremiah Bayer: 23-year-old RHP out of U Vermont/Trinity drafted in the 30th round. D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year who put up fantastic numbers against weak competition.
Pawtucket Game 1 L 0-1 (In 8)
Jeff Bailey: 1-3
Chris Carter: 1-3
Aaron Bates: 0-3, K
Kris Johnson: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K
-Wow. It's been so long since he's had a game in which he didn't just completely drop the ball...
Pawtucket Game 2 W 3-2 (In 7)
Tim Federowicz: 1-2, 2B, PO
Anthony Rizzo: 0-2, 2 K
Will Middlebrooks: 1-2
Pete Hissey: 0-2
Michael Almanzar: 0-2, K
Oscar Tejeda: 1-2
Nick Hagadone: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, PO
Caleb Clay: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K