Originally Posted by billy bob
So camisadelgolf can you tell us anything about Jake Kahaulelio or Jaren Matthews?
Kahaulelio's likely ceiling is as a utility infielder, but on his good days, he looks like he could handle being an everyday second baseman. There isn't really a plus skill that stands out, but he's solid in a lot of areas. He has good pop for his size, average speed, plays solid defense at a middle infield position, and has good plate discipline.
The Red Sox were very high on Jaren Matthews at one time. In fact, he agreed to terms on a contract when he was drafted by them, but he had a last-second change of heart. Reportedly, he has good power and athleticism, and it was a surprise that he fell so far in the draft. He strikes me as very raw, and there are probably questions about his pitch recognition skills, but in the meantime, I don't see him having any problem finding a way to produce at a high level in the low minors.