So, it looks like neither Bell nor Norris will be happening, as the Sox took a college outfielder with their final pick in Day One of the draft. Jackie Bradley was one of the best outfielders in college baseball as a sophomore last season before hurting his wrist and having a mediocre junior year. This sort of follows the strategy the Sox employed when drafting both Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz in 2010; taking polished college players whose stock dropped due to a recent injury.
He’s a quick, athletic left-handed hitting outfielder. The Sox have gravitated towards this type of player several times in recent drafts, and it’s worked out fairly well for them.
On that note…good night. More during Day Two tomorrow afternoon.