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Anthony Ranaudo | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo threw seven shutout innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out five.
Ranaudo has held batters to a .163/.228/.244 line in June, striking out 28 batters in six starts over 36 2/3 innings. He may be next in line for a promotion to Boston, and could be a solid No. 4 starter right away, with the potential to be a No. 3 starter down the line. Jul 1 - 11:20 AM

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Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo struck out four batters as part of 5 2/3 shutout innings on Saturday.

Ranaudo threw 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes (64.6%), scattering four hits and a walk. Unlike his last start, which included some good hitters, the Charlotte Knights lineup is weak for International League standard. However, Ranaudo has pitched much better over his past two starts, and could be the next pitcher up if the Red Sox need another starter.
Jun 15 - 10:26 AM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect dominated with seven shout innings, scattering two hits and striking out seven batters for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

After an uneven start to the season, Ranaudo has dominated as of late, holding batters to a .183/.268/.266 line over his past five starts, striking out 27 batters over 31 1/3 innings. He shut down a lineup that included former major leaguers Mike Fontenot (0-for-3, 2 Ks against Ranaudo) and Jayson Nix (0-for-2), as well as prospect Mikie Mahtook (0-for-3, 2 Ks). Ranaudo lacks the star projection that he once possessed, but he could be a solid #4 starter and could see time in Boston later this summer.
Jun 7 - 10:06 AM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo had an uneven start on Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks.

Ranaudo allowed only one single and two walks through five scoreless innings, but he imploded in the sixth, allowing two walks and a double and was unable to record an out. After a dominant 2013, Ranaudo looked like he could be the first pitcher called up for the Red Sox, but he is unlikely to be called up unless he can improve his performance. He has a 4.01 ERA and a 1.545 WHIP for the season.
May 6 - 9:59 AM

Red Sox prospect RHP Anthony Ranaudo turned in his best start of the season Tuesday, striking out seven batters in five scoreless innings for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 24-year-old allowed a pair of hits and walks, and he was credited with a shutout after the game was called due to rain after 5 ½ innings. Ranaudo struggled his last time out, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks in only three innings against Rochester, but bounced back with one of his best starts of the season Tuesday. While he doesn’t profile as an impact starter, Ranaudo provides the Red Sox with rotation depth in the high minors and should receive his first taste of the major leagues later this season.
Apr 30 - 12:29 PM

Red Sox prospect right-hander Anthony Ranaudo threw six shutout innings on Saturday, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five.

The line was very good and not spectacular, but it's the first quality start for Ranaudo in 2014. His ERA sits at 4.35 with a 3.88 FIP, so he may be pitching better than his ERA would indicate. He still sports a 9.1 K/9, so if he gets called up he could be a useful pitcher for fantasy purposes.
Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

Red Sox right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday while striking out four.

Ranaudo has allowed nine runs (five earned) in 9 2/3 innings in 2014, and Triple-A hitters are hitting .282/.364/.538 with a .346 BABIP off him. After a solid 2013, Ranaudo is now struggling, which could leave the door open to someone else (Brandon Workman, Henry Owens, Matt Barnes) to be the first call-up to Boston if a starting pitcher is needed.
Apr 10 - 9:45 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Anthony Ranaudo, RHP Alex Wilson, INF Garin Cecchini, OF Bryce Brentz, and OF Alex Hassan to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox cut their camp roster down from 58 to 46 on Thursday morning with no real surprises. Ranaudo posted a 2.96 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 127/47 K/BB ratio in 140 innings last season between Double-A and Triple-A. He could get a look in the majors in 2014.
Mar 13 - 9:51 AM

Anthony Ranaudo fanned four in two perfect innings in his start against the Twins on Friday.

The Red Sox may well need someone from the group of Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Henry Owens and Matt Barnes to fill a spot in the rotation this year, but it's anyone's guess who will emerge as the top option from the group. Ranaudo did get a nice review from Pedro Martinez the other day, but while a strong spring would help his stock, he's almost certainly Triple-A bound.
Feb 28 - 4:57 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

After being limited to nine starts in 2012 due to injury, Ranaudo bounced back this past season by posting a 2.96 ERA and 127/47 K/BB ratio over 140 innings between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. The 24-year-old could be an option for a call-up at some point in 2014.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:21:00 PM

The Red Sox promoted pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Good news for Ranaudo, who had probably tired of toying with Eastern League hitters. He went 8-4 with a 2.95 ERA with Portland and led the EL with a 1.09 WHIP and .204 batting average against. Ranaudo will make his PawSox debut Monday in Buffalo. It wouldn't be a shock if Boston rewarded the 23-year-old with a cup of coffee next month, but Ranaudo's real ETA with the Red Sox is 2014.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Red Sox pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo is showing his promise at Double-A Portland, compiling an 8-2 record, 2.68 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 91/29 K/BB ratio through 84 innings on the season (15 starts).

It's getting to the point where the 23-year-old right-hander doesn't have a whole lot left to prove at the Double-A level and could be an option the next time the Red Sox are in need of a starting pitcher. It's a nice comeback season for him, after a groin injury limited him to just 37 2/3 innings in 2012.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:32:00 PM

Red Sox pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo was shut down during Puerto Rican Winter League play after aggravating a right groin injury on November 28.

Ranaudo dealt with groin issues during the season, as well, though the Red Sox don't think this latest aggravation is anything serious. A sandwich round pick in 2010, Ranaudo was limited to just 37 2/3 innings with Double-A Portland this year due to injury. The 23-year-old should return to Double-A to start 2013.
Source: WEEI.com
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 01:00:00 PM

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo is likely to open 2012 at Double-A.

Ranaudo, 22, posted a 3.97 ERA and 117/46 K/BB ratio in 127 innings last season between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem. Those aren't lights-out numbers, but the Red Sox believe the righty is a high-level talent, capable of moving quickly through their farm system.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 07:41:00 PM

Red Sox pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo has been promoted from Low-A Greenville to High-A Salem.

Ranaudo, a 21-year-old right-hander, posted a 4-1 record, 3.33 ERA, 50 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 46 innings for Greenville. He was a supplemental first-round pick in 2010 and should continue climbing quickly.
Source: WEEI.com
Tue, May 31, 2011 09:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront