With the 26th overall pick in the MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox selected C Blake Swihart out of Cleveland High School in New Mexico. The Sox definitely addressed a need with this pick by taking Swihart, the best catcher in the draft. With no real stud catcher in the minor league system, Swihart could be the next big thing at catcher in Boston.
Overall, it has been a successful night in the draft for the Sox after Matt Barnes, a projected top five pick, fell to them at No. 19 and now the catcher of the future is picked at No. 26.
Swihart is committed to play at the University of Texas, but you’d have to think he will take the first round contract and sign with the Sox.