Red Sox Pitching Rotation (Predicted)

Earlier in the week I posted my prediction for the Red Sox opening day lineup for this season. So with another prediction, here was my prediction of Red Sox pitching rotation before spring training started.

My prediction for the pitching rotation was:

  1. Chris Sale
  2. David Price
  3. Rick Porcello
  4. Drew Pomeranz
  5. Eduardo Rodriguez

Now the 5th spot in the rotation is very much up for grabs with all the pitching talent that the Red Sox have this season. I gave the 5th spot to Eduardo Rodriguez over Steven Wright because I think that Wright has the most to prove coming into this season. Wright is coming off a shoulder injury that end his season last year when he was asked to pitch run in a game against the Dodgers. So since he hasn’t really pitched since he got injured he has the most to prove and show that he can still pitch at a high level even after this injury.

This was my prediction of the starting rotation, however since hearing the recent news that David Price is seeking a second opinion on his throwing elbow and may need surgery has obviously changed my prediction. My prediction now without Price, if he need surgery, is:

  1. Chris Sale
  2. Rick Porcello
  3. Drew Pomeranz
  4. Eduardo Rodriguez
  5. Steven Wright

In this situation instead of the 5th spot being up for grabs, the 5th spot would go to Wright since Porcello, Pomeranz, and Rodriguez all moved up one spot. Now I know that there are a lot of people panicking out there that Price might need surgery but if you look at who the Red Sox have it doesn’t seem so bad. The Red Sox were able to bring in five-time all star Chris Sale in the offseason, they still have last years Cy Young Winner in Rick Porcello, and if Steven Wright can comeback and pitch like he was last season the Red Sox will still have a very strong rotation.

Those are my predictions for the Red Sox starting pitching rotation for this upcoming season, let me know what you think.

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