Thursday, August 9, 2007

You Want Sports Insight?


I was perusing the upcoming schedules of all AL teams...and something stuck out to me.

THE RED SOX DOUBLE-HEADER AT HOME VS. THE ANGELS, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH.

What could I possibly be thinking, you're asking? Well, this could very well be uber Red Sox pitching prospect Clay Buchholz's major league debut. This past Monday, Buchholz threw yet another gem, to the tune of...

7 innings, 1 run allowed, 4 hits allowed, 9 K's, 0 BB's

Project Prospect (http://projectprospect.com/), another great site that ALL true baseball fans should already be familiar with, currently ranks Buchholz as the #4 prospect in the game...and that includes two players which are already in the big's (Phil Hughes at #1 and Justin Upton at #3). Ummmm, Buchholz has a 0.95 WHIP on the year??? Ya think he can help possibly solidify that 5th spot (if that's what you even want to refer to it as at this point)? What is the hold-up with this kid? For the record, Joba Chamberlain, Project Prospect's #8 prospect, was just called up...and has already demonstrated glimpses of Joel Zumaya-type stuff.

So, yes...here's to my prediction of Buchholz making his major league debut on August 17th. No other site is willing to put their neck on the line like this. Simply put, you can't find better baseball insight than which The Win Column provides.


** As a random FYI...are you guys aware as to why Buchholz dropped to the 42nd pick in the 2005 draft?

Because he had been arrested for stealing 29 laptops from his high school and selling them. Coincidentally, I bet 29 teams are kicking themselves now.

6 comments:

Joel Zumaya said...

Me and Joba "the Hut" Chamberlain will be jammin to Guitar Hero the weekend of the 17th in the Bronx!

Anonymous said...

he was a compensation draft pick the Sawx got for letting pedro walk, which makes him even cooler

Simply Suds said...

I sweat Clay Buchholz.

Anonymous said...

I thought the double header was on Sat., the 18th. Chieftan, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Chieftain said...

It's the 17th. 4 game series, 2 of which are on that Friday.

Sam Cassell said...

Story was linked via The Big Lead - great work, boys!!!