Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Moran Or Frazier Likely Red Sox Draft Pick

Moran (top); Frazier (bottom)
As the June draft rapidly approaches, most observers have settled on one or two prime candidates the Sox will choose with their prized #7 pick in the first round. Earlier this month, we cast our lot for all-world HS outfielder Clint Frazier. This kid seems like a can't-miss, blue chip choice—with the best bat speed in the whole draft. His outfield arm is said to be both accurate and near 100 MPH. It could be a bit of a gamble, but Boston has rarely had a draft pick this high. We say "go for it"—and so does Baseball America. The other player most often predicted as the Red Sox choice is Colin Moran—a big 6'3", 215 pound third baseman, who could play first. Sports Illustrated projects that Boston will take the left-hand hitter out of the University North Carolina at the #7 spot. So, who will it be—the five-tool high-schooler who could develop into a franchise player or the big college lefty swinger who has the skill to also pummel the Green Monster?