- Jul 23, 2015
I hope he doesn’t go to my Braves. We already have enough Vandy boys 😂
Chaim Bloom has built his version of the Red Sox these first three seasons on rehabbing pitchers with arm injuries that he believes are high risk, high reward, primarily in our bullpen, and it simply has not worked. I think Rocker is a bit over-valued, especially now that he is another year older. I would be fine if we took him in the 2nd or 3rd round, especially since we have a compensatory pick at #41 due to Jud Fabian turning us down last year, but I have no desire to see our first-round pick wasted on Rocker.
I don't think he is worth it. The arm issues are a major red flag to me, and Boston has notoriously swung and missed on first-round pick pitchers over the last decade. I want a safer, higher floor pick. If we're going "injured arm" in the first-round, give me Connor Priellip.