Lowell Spinners Catcher J.T. Watkins Has Unique Military, Baseball Perspective (Video)


J.T. Watkins surely isn't the first professional baseball player to come out of the Army. Likewise, Watkins surely isn't the first pro ball player to have a major league scout for a dad. The combination, however, might be unique to his experience.

Watkins was drafted much higher than expected by the Red Sox, in the 10th round of the amateur draft, and got into 17 games this season with the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League, going 9-for-45 with his first wood bat home run. It was an experience the younger Watkins has long been prepared for, however, as his father, Danny Watkins, is a longtime area scout for Boston.

Check out the video above to learn more about the Red Sox' potential catcher of the future.

Thumbnail via Twitter/J.T. Watkins

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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