The sheer quantity of the MLB Draft could be overwhelming — 1,217 gamers have been taken on this yr’s draft, 40 by the Boston Pink Sox — so we perceive in case your eyes glaze over.
However a more in-depth have a look at Boston’s 2019 draft class (full list here) reveals some fairly fascinating prospects.
Likelihood is you have examine fourth-round choose Noah Track, a highly-touted pitcher out of Navy who’s placing his MLB dream on maintain to attend Naval flight officer training.
However do you know the Pink Sox drafted not one however two Division I faculty quarterbacks?
Feleipe Franks, RHP, 31st spherical
Franks is not simply any faculty QB … he is the beginning signal-caller for the Florida Gators, who went 10-Three in 2018 and gained the Peach Bowl. The 6-foot-6 gunslinger threw 24 landing passes in 13 video games this previous season and posted a 143.four passer score.
Sadly for Pink Sox followers, it seems Franks will proceed his soccer profession in Gainesville for now.
Caleb Hill, LHP, 36th spherical
Hill has a barely decrease profile: He started as a QB for the College of Montana and moved to tight finish for his senior season. The Pink Sox really have been the one MLB group to achieve out to Hill, as they hope his athleticism can translate from the gridiron to the diamond.
Boston additionally picked up a pair of native stars — certainly one of which has a fairly good bloodline.
Sebastian Keane, RHP, 11th spherical
Keane was a senior at North Andover (Mass.) this previous season and completely dominated, posting a 9-1 file and .027 ERA to grow to be the primary participant in class historical past to win Gatorade Massachusetts Participant of the Yr.
The best-hander is dedicated to Northeastern subsequent yr, so he’ll be staying near dwelling — and will get the prospect to pitch towards the Pink Sox in spring coaching subsequent yr.
Ryan Berardino, 1B, 34th spherical
Berardino is the grandson of Pink Sox Corridor of Famer Dwight Evans, who gained eight Gold Gloves over practically twenty years in Boston. His different grandfather, Dick Berardino, at present works for the Pink Sox as a participant improvement marketing consultant, so it is secure to say Berardino has shut Boston ties.
Berardino hails from Sudbury, Mass., and attended native Bentley College, the place he hit .355 as a junior this previous season.
Whether or not any of those gamers attain the bigs stays to be seen, however with a participant pool as deep because the MLB Draft, there are many cool storylines — and mustaches — to go round.
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