2012 MLB Draft Reaction: Boston Red Sox Round 1 Pick Deven Marrero A Steal, Writes ESPN's Keith Law

The Boston Red Sox got a steal at the end of the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft when they selected shortstop Deven Marrero, writes ESPN's Keith Law.

During an MLB Draft reaction piece, Law summarizes Boston's draft as follows:

Summary: Deven Marrero (1) came into the year as a probable top-five pick, a true shortstop who had hit everywhere he'd played, with metal and with wood. Getting him at No. 24 is a steal, especially since his down year might be due to some fixable mechanical issues in his swing. Brian Johnson (1) is a safe college starter with No. 3 ceiling but probably No. 4-5 floor because he commands his off-speed stuff. Pat Light (1A) has a power arm and plus slider but might profile better in the bullpen, although I'd let him start first. Jamie Callahan (2) was one of the top prep arms in a down South Carolina class, topping out in the low 90s with feel for a curveball.Austin Maddox (3) is a power reliever (and sometime third baseman) with plus-plus control, walking just four of 196 batters he faced this year (excluding intentionals), although he did show a modest platoon split this year as a two-pitch guy. Ty Buttrey (4) had first-round potential when he was hitting 92-95 mph early but saw his velocity slide as his season went on. He remained popular with scouts for being one of the fastest workers in the draft this year; he'll be Boston's toughest sign. The Red Sox went heavy on college seniors after that but did take Vanderbilt commit Carson Fulmer (15) late on Day 2; he's up to 94 with good secondary and a violent delivery.

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

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.