Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Six Years Ago, Red Sox Pulled Off A Pretty Good Draft

Six years ago, the Red Sox had a pretty good day at the 2011 MLB Draft. Here's how we characterized their haul on FenwayNation that day: "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 Jackie Bradley, Jr. of South Carolina with the #40 selection." All four have contributed to the big league club—in one form or another—over the last six years. Good work, Theo!