Home Sports Redskin Tanner Houck arrives, hopefully as the vanguard of Red Sox homegrown starters SportsRedskin Tanner Houck arrives, hopefully as the vanguard of Red Sox homegrown starters September 13, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Three years ago, the Red Sox used their top draft pick on a college pitcher who needed work, and they saw that as a good thing, because “needed” was a strong word. Tanner Houck had proven himself in the NCAA’s toughest conference. He’d been a three-year starter at the University of Missouri with a good strikeout rate, a low walk rate, and a 3.26 ERA that was all the more impressive because he did it against SEC competition. USA Baseball had twice put him on its collegiate national team and once awarded him International Performance of the Year after he threw four perfect innings against Cuba. If Houck could do all that with two pitches and a funky delivery, what might he become if the Red Sox could teach him another offspeed pitch, maybe tweak his mechanics, and put his big frame to work on a four-seam fastball? “We felt that he was pretty rare in that he was a proven college pitcher at the highest level, and we felt there was… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In a lost Red Sox season, NESN’s Eck, Remy and O’Brien gave fans reason to watch Lowetide: Oilers’ defence prospects are pushing and changes are coming [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – The all-22 film from Arizona: 27 plays focusing on Troy Apke and the Washington secondary Why sports leagues get bigger TV deals even as viewership drops [NFL: Washington Redskins] – 3 Keys For Washington Entering Its Week 3 Matchup Vs. The Browns [NFL: Washington Redskins] – Washington Football Team Elevates LB Jared Norris And G Joshua Garnett From The Practice Squad [The Washington Times] – Washington hopes for big things from new-look backfield [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Washington Football Team: Week 3 reality checks, predictions vs. Browns Vikings Week 3 preview: Can they avoid an 0-3 start as the Titans come to town? Tafur: The undefeated Raiders need their defense to start pulling its weight How does the Twins’ starting pitching stack up to past playoff rotations? Mayberry: What kind of Bulls coach will Billy Donovan be? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.