Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ScoutingBaseball: Red Sox Had Best Draft In AL East

According to Jeff Ellis of, the Red Sox had the best overall results among AL East teams in the recent MLB Draft. Ellis particularly likes two of the picks: the first-round selection of pitcher Jason Groome (who many thought could have been the #1 pick in the entire draft), and (his favorite pick) fifth-round selection Michael Shawaryn out of the University of Maryland. Ellis believes that Shawaryn, earlier viewed as a first-rounder, could turn out to be a "great value". He projects the former Terrapin as a decent "back-end" starter or solid reliever. All in all, it's good to see neutral "experts" showering praise on the work of GM Mike Hazen, Dave Dombrowski and the entire scouting operation of the Red Sox.