Top Prospect Promotions: Foltynewicz, Ranaudo

Two well-regarded young arms both got the call for their respective teams. At this point, even if both players stay on the MLB roster the rest of the way, they will of course not be able to accrue enough service time to set them up for eventual Super Two qualification. On the other hand, they’ll bank plenty of service days now and begin moving towards arbitration eligibility. Let’s take a look:

  • Righty Mike Foltynewicz will get his call-up for a relief role with the Astros, reports Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). The 22-year-old with a big fastball currently ranks 65th on MLB.com’s list of the game’s top 100 prospects, with Baseball America ranking him 59th coming into the year. With Foltynewicz, the big question is whether he can develop his secondary offerings to the point that he will stick in a rotation, but Houston will plan to use him in relief this season and give him a chance at earning a starting role in the spring (according to a tweet from MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart).
  • Meanwhile, Anthony Ranaudo will take the bump today for the Red Sox after previously scheduled starter John Lackey was dealt away, as Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal tweets. Ranking 82nd among the game’s prospects per MLB.com, the 24-year-old righty has put up excellent results in each of the last two seasons as he climbed through the minor league ranks. This year, he owns a 2.41 ERA through 119 1/3 innings at Triple-A, with 7.5 K/9 against 3.7 BB/9. MLB.com praises his sinker and sharp curve, though says he still was work to do refining his change.


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23 Comments on "Top Prospect Promotions: Foltynewicz, Ranaudo"


Karkat
1 year 1 month ago

I sure hope Ranaudo is a guy who thrives under pressure, for his sake tonight

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 1 month ago

The Yankees always get wrecked by rookies. They just get so bitter when they see youth that they can’t swing straight.

Uriel Alessandro
1 year 1 month ago

after each strikeout they should swing their fist yelling “you meddling kids!!”

1 year 1 month ago

At least he only has to face up against Capuano

Chioakcisco
1 year 1 month ago

I’m happy to see Ranaudo up. His Minor League numbers are tremendous, he might end up being a very good starter soon.

Dave M.
1 year 1 month ago

Renaudo is right handed, not a “southpaw.” Thank you for all the trade deadline coverage!

Karkat
1 year 1 month ago

Probably got him crossed up with Owens (who just got promoted to AAA! :D)

Karkat
1 year 1 month ago

Well this website has basically been the Jeff Todd as Attributed Author Show lately xD We understand!

Karkat
1 year 1 month ago

That pitching line reminds me of Julian Tavarez.

Wait a second… Julian Tavarez… J.T. …. Jeff Todd……………..

Infield Fly
1 year 1 month ago

Naaaaah. Jeff Todd is friendly and doesn’t appear to have rage issues…
:-p

Infield Fly
1 year 1 month ago

OK Jeff…you want to take this outside?! ;-p

Seriously though, better behaved on the internet? I’ll have what you’re having!!

Mike Maher
1 year 1 month ago

Thanks for all the coverage, Jeff.

Mike Maher
1 year 1 month ago

Ranaudo is a righty, not a lefty.

Ace2095
1 year 1 month ago

Making his debut against the Yankees, can’t get any better then this, I’m looking forward to it :)

Don
1 year 1 month ago

Sox have 10 of Baseball America’s pre-season top 100 prospects. Six on the updated mlb.com list. They have an enormous amount of young talent. Four right handed pitchers and four left handed pitchers in the pipeline. I like seeing young guys have a chance to develop, not as much fun as a World Series chase, but I’m not complaining.

Bob Bunker
1 year 1 month ago

So pumped to watch Ranaudo pitch tonight hope he stays up for the rest of the year and earns a spot in next years rotation!

Cyyoung
1 year 1 month ago

Also could be Trade chip if he does well too.

1 year 1 month ago

Ranaudo really has rebuilt his stock over the past couple of years. Hit a bump in the road beforehand