Trey Ball May Not Have ‘Quick Path’ to Majors, but Red Sox’ First-Round Pick Has Strong Potential (Video)

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Trey Ball is fresh out of high school, but that doesn’t mean that the Red Sox don’t have high hopes for their first-round draft pick.

Ball immediately reported to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in Fort Myers after the 2013 draft to begin his long journey toward the majors. Ball was the top left handed pitching prospect in the 2013 draft class and was named the Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year after a senior season in which he went 6-0 with a 0.76 ERA, 93 strikeouts and 13 walks in 46 innings.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Ball has great athleticism, size and speed — so much so that the Red Sox felt Ball he was the best player available while selecting their highest draft pick in 20 years.

Watch the video above to hear what Cherington’s plans are for Ball in the Red Sox organization.

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