Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Red Sox Draft Vitek in First Round

Yesterday was the MLB draft, the Red Sox had the 20th pick and they selected second baseman Kolbrin Vitek (right). Dustin Pedroia is a great second baseman so the Red Sox will not be looking to replace Pedroia, but they will move Vitek to third base. Adrian Beltre (.330/7/40) has been great but he is only signed for this year so Vitek will be their future third baseman. Vitek has been described to have "near perfect fundamentals and a great natural swing." In his 3 years at Ball State, Vitek has batted .359 with 35 home runs whihc is quite good, but he is still using the metal bats. In the sandwich pick (36th) they picked outfielder Bryce Brentz who has hit .348 with a .636 slugging percentage this year. In the 39th pick, they got former top-ranked pitcher, Anthony Renaudo. He had a major injury but if regains his former form he will be an incredible steal for the Sox. Overall this has been a good draft, I think, we may see these guys in a few years.

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