Red Sox prospects named to Baseball America’s Top 100
By Mike El-Far
The player comparison for Jason Groome is Madison Bumgarner. Now, that is obviously high praise. But, it is based in some truth. First, Groome has a very advanced fastball, as he can dial it up to 97 mph. But his out pitch is an absolutely nasty curveball. During the pre-draft coverage, ESPN’s Keith Law rated Groome’s curve as the best pitch in the 2016 Draft.
So, what is next for Groome? Realistically, Groome should be coming back to Greenville in the next couple weeks. Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to miss three months with a similar injury, but Groome’s is viewed as less severe. If he can return to full health within the next couple weeks, he might be able to salvage his first full season in professional baseball.
With the obvious hype for Groome, you may be asking when his ETA for pitching at Fenway is. As a 19 year-old who has made four professional starts, it is still a long while away. Hopefully Groome comes back from injury soon, and can have somewhat of a full season. Groome will need a couple seasons of minor league work. As of right now, Jason Groome is on track for MLB pitching in 2020 at the earliest.