Monday, June 6, 2011
MLB Draft Live Blog
The Boston Red Sox select high school catcher Blake Swihart, a guy that will take several years to develop into a viable major league catcher. He'll have tons of work to do behind the plate as a pro because he has spent time playing all sorts of positions as a high schooler. Doing so will like detract from his focus on improving his hitting, which has a chance to be fantastic. He has great bat speed and the hip rotation in his swing indicates the future development of at least above average power. As long as the Sox are patient, they'll be patting themselves on the back around 2016.