Re: John Sickels on the Reds draft
At first, I wasn't a big fan of the Boxberger pick but after doing some more research, I really don't mind the pick now. According to BA, he throws his fastball at 91-93 and touches 94, he also mixes in a curveball and circle changeup. BA says all three of his pitches have plus potential. In addition to his solid stuff, he put up some good numbers in the tough Pac-10 this season - 94 IP, 69 H, 4 HR, 50 BB/99 K. The one knock on Boxberger appears to be his control. The hit/HR and strikeout totals are nice but the walks are a little high. He'll need to work on that.
I miss Adam Dunn.