The Red Sox have two first-round picks, and with the first at No. 24, they went for a shortstop from Arizona State.
That worked out well for the Red Sox in 2004 with Dustin Pedroia, and they hope it works again with Deven Marrero. The Red Sox scout South Florida heavily and liked Marrero at American Heritage High in 2009, and take him again after back-to-back sub-.800 OPS seasons at Arizona State.
However, Marrero hit with wood in two summers with Cotuit in the Cape Cod League and also with USA Baseball's college national team. He also has smooth infield actions and above-average defensive ability. His power will be below-average, but if he hits, he'll be a regular thanks to his glove.
We'll have a feature on Marrero's long road to pro ball from a troubled high school background shortly on BaseballAmerica.com.
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