I know I read somewhere that it was at least a possibility, if not a certainty that he'd have Tommy John surgery. Besides, it only makes sense - if we were only talking about a sprain, he wouldn't have lasted until the 6th round.
As for Tommy John surgery, it is old hat these days and for a pitcher it's much better than having something wrong with your labrum for example. Indeed, there are so many stories of pitchers coming back stronger from Tommy John surgery that some misguided pitching prospects have inquired about having it on healthy arms.
My concern is that the amount of time off the ice at this stage in his career could really set him back. I guess we'll see what kind of drive and desire he really has. I know I'll be rooting for him big time!
im okay with this kind of pick......high-risk high-reward kind of pick when the rangers already have too many depth players as it is......this is what i was hoping for this draft and looking at most of the players i would say thats what the rangers did!!......most of the players they chose have high-risk high-reward potential
As others have said, this is why Gaulton fell so far.
There was a suspicion that he would miss a lot of time at a critical period in his development. He can probably come back from the injury and be okay physically, the question is how badly does it set him back? I for one am happy to spend a 6th on a guy who could have gone in the second round and hope his long term development is not hindered too much.
Tough to get value in the 6th round, generally it takes a little luck to do so. Lets hope we get lucky.