With the 24th overall pick in the first round, Boston selected Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero who earned all-conference honors in each of his three seasons with the Sun Devils. The 21-year-old hit .325 with 37 doubles, 11 triples, 12 home runs and 95 RBI in 150 career games, and was the top draft eligible shortstop according to Baseball America.
Marrero set an ASU freshman record with a team-leading .397 average in 2010 and was named a Collegiate Baseball First-Team Freshman All-American. He has played for the Cotuit Kettllers in the Cape League the past two summers, making the Cape Cod League All-Star team last summer after hitting .326.
He was a likely Top 10 pick, but a down junior season where he hit .284 with four homers at ASU let him slip to the Sox "
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I'm excited to be drafted by the Red Sox. It's a great organization, and it's really an honor.” Marrero, 21, is excited about getting a chance to play with Dustin Pedroia, an ASU alumnus. “I met him a couple times, and it's just awesome to have him as ...Read more
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