Friday, May 10, 2013

Red Sox Aim For 'Franchise' Pick In June Draft
The Red Sox, with the number seven pick in the upcoming June draft, have the opportunity to take a franchise-altering player. The last time Boston had a number seven choice was in 1993. Their pick? One Christopher Trotman Nixon. Baseball America's mock draft projects that the Carmine Hose will take high-schooler Clint Frazier with their pick—a "high-ceiling" talent who purportedly has the best bat speed in the entire draft class. The 6'1", 190 pound Frazier (ranked #3 overall on the MLB Prospects List) is a senior at Loganville High School in Georgia. Supposedly, his throwing arm from CF has been clocked at 98 MPH. Most scouts see Frazier as a "no-miss" star. Maybe Boston will take a gamble on the kid who could mirror their last franchise-changer: Nomar Garciaparra—selected at #12.