2012 MLB Draft: Deven Marrero, Boston Red Sox Reportedly Agree To Terms

The Boston Red Sox and their top selection in the 2012 MLB Draft, Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero, have agreed to terms, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America.

Marrero, the 24th overall pick, reportedly agreed on a $2.05 million signing bonus. He hit .286 at Arizona State this past season, but scouts see him as a line-drive hitter with potential to develop more power as he matures.

Even if Marrero becomes a slugger down the road, his best contributions might come at shortstop: His Cape league coach, Mike Roberts, considers Marrero one of the best defensive prospects he's ever seen.

"He's the best amateur baseball player on the defensive side I've ever seen in 35 years of coaching," Roberts said. "He's Omar Vizquel at 20, 21, except he'll be a better hitter and steal more bases. I've seen him do things defensively I've never seen another infielder do."

For more on the 2012 MLB Draft and the Boston Red Sox, please be sure to check out our blog Over The Monster and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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