Cape, CWS, and signing updates
June, 22, 2010
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
Former LSU right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, a draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, made his first start of the summer schedule Sunday, lasting four innings and allowing an unearned run on one hit and a walk for the Brewster Whitecaps. Ranaudo struck out three and threw 43 of his 66 pitches for strikes, primarily using his fastball-curveball combination.
Ranaudo, the No. 39 overall pick in his month's draft, is among a handful of 2010 draftees playing summer ball to improve their value in negotiations. Others include New York Yankees' 5th round pick Tommy Kahnle, a right-hander out of Lynn University, who closed for Brewster Sunday with a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two. Kahnle now has five punchouts in two innings.