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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.

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