Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Red Sox Score Big In Round 1

The Red Sox selected 2 dominant starting pitchers (one LHP/one RHP), the top-rated catcher in the entire draft, and an outfielder who was the MVP of the 2010 College World Series. Not bad.

Boston selected UCONN RHP Matt Barnes (a devout Yankee fan) with the 19th overall pick; C Blake Swihart, a HS catcher rated the number one backstop in the draft by Baseball America with pick #26; LHP Henry Owens, a HS pitcher with the 36th pick; and CWS MVP OF Jacky Bradley, Jr. of South Carolina with the #40 selection.