Tuesday, June 13, 2017

With Second Pick, Sox Snare 'Five-Tool' HS OF Brannen

Sox Second-Round Pick Cole Brannen In Action
With their second pick in the 2017 MLB Draft (#63 overall), the Red Sox selected a high-school center fielder from Georgia. Cole Brannen is most prized for his speed—both in the outfield and on the base-paths. According to most scouts, he also has line-drive gap power to all fields. The 6'1", 190-pound Brannen is a left-handed hitter—who several scouts have deemed as having "five-tool" potential. He has a verbal commitment to attend Georgia Southern—but is expected to take the Red Sox offer and begin his trek through the Boston organization.