Is There a Draft In Here?

Contributed by Ian Theodoridis

Christmas in June is what I like to call it. The most fun two days of the year. Two days of non-stop pandemonium. OK, maybe only the most die hard draftaholics feel this way about Major League Baseball

Categories: Austin Bailey Che-Hsuan Lin David Mailman Jake Cowan Josh Reddick Justin Grimm Nick Tepesch Scott Green Will Middlebrooks Yasmani Grandal

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  1. More on the 2007 Dra June 10, 2007 at 10:03 AM #

    [...] Here’s a great piece about a few more of the Red Sox late round picks over at’s Fire Brand of the American League. The player Ian mentions that seems to be getting the most buzz around the blogosphere is Will Middlebrooks. “The calendar scouting year can typically be broken down into three periods: the summer prior to the draft, the early spring, and the late spring. In the early spring, no player in the country was considered a hotter follow than Will Middlebrooks.“ [...]

  2. M.A.G. June 10, 2007 at 10:37 AM #

    Congratulations for the article. I'm very interested for what happen in our minor leagues, and with our prospects. We are seeing the seeds of the future in every draft, and I'm glad to see Fire Brand has not neglected it. So, keep the good work in maintain us informed of what happen in the farms.
    I'm very impressed for the way the Sox FO has rebuild our farm system, and the philosophy of investing in young talent, instead of tired old "super-stars" like other teams whom I despise. This is the right path, and we already have beggan to see the results in Papelbon, Youkilis and Pedroia
    I am convinced that a good farm system is the cornerstone of a good team. In a time where the price of free agents has skyrocketed, those who cannot produce their own talent have little hope.

  3. jpm June 11, 2007 at 4:50 PM #

    fyi – the pic of Middlebrooks is from 08/2005, when he was 16. has an updated photo – he's changed a little since then.

  4. Louie August 7, 2007 at 5:22 PM #

    Some Red Sox fans might not know that Middlebrooks has talent to kick in the NFL. In addition to playing quarterback for a state championship Texarkana Liberty-Eylau team, he was the place-kicker and punter. He averaged 47.9 with long punts of 78, 73 and 73 last season. If he goes to A&M they've already asked him to kick starting his sophomore year.