I Love The Sox First Round Pick
I saw a special on this kid Jason Groome the other day before the draft on MLB Network and just assumed we didn’t have a chance at getting him. He’s a big seventeen-year-old lefty with a nasty hook. Doesn’t get much better than that. The reason he slipped is that he has a bit of a “maturity problem.” Yeah, no shit, he’s seventeen. But, the example his coach gave for his immaturity was him carrying around his teammates on his shoulders. He’s playing high school baseball and trying to have some fun with his buddies. Kind of crazy to call that immature. Best aspect of this kid might be the fact that he’s from Jersey, and most of his family members are Yankees fans, his favorite team has always been the Sox. Kid loves Fenway and was a big fan of Manny and Pedro. I love this kid and hope he works out. God kows we need pitching.
P.s. He threw a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts in high school but because he got into some trouble when he transferred back to Jersey he was stripped of it.