Monday, June 2, 2014

Bogaerts #19 In ESPN Franchise Player Draft

Only one Red Sox player was selected in this year's ESPN Franchise Player Draft: Xander Bogaerts. Each year, baseball "experts" (from a variety of backgrounds) are asked: "If you were starting a franchise and could pick any player in professional baseball, who would be your franchise player?" Not surprisingly, Mike Trout was taken with the first selection, followed by Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado and Yasiel Puig. Boston's shortstop (and soon-to-be third baseman) was picked at the #19 spot by's David Schoenfield. The Atlanta Braves had the most players (4) on the list of thirty.