Anthony Ranaudo has not pitched an inning wearing the uniform of a Red Sox affiliate, and he's already our #2 prospect.
It's not hard to see where all this hype comes from. Often considered a top-10, even top-5 pick but for an injury season, Ranaudo clearly comes in as an exciting high-ceiling guy. Add to that a dominant performance in the Cape Cod League that made Theo Epstein and co. confident enough in his health to give him the $2.5 million he and Scott Boras were asking for, and you've got one hyped-up prospect.
We'll just have to see if he lives up to it this coming season.
1. Ryan Kalish, OF
2. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
Time for #3. The rec system worked pretty well last time, so we're sticking with that.
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