Red Sox Draft Pick Jason Groome Makes Professional Baseball Debut

by NESN Staff

August 22, 2016

The Boston Red Sox have to be happy with their 2016 first-round draft pick.

Jason Groome made his professional debut Monday with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, and while it’s the smallest of sample sizes, he looked pretty good.

The 17-year-old was the No. 12 pick in June’s MLB draft, and he certainly looked the part when he took the mound for the first time as a pro. His line: one hit and no runs in two innings pitched with three strikeouts on 30 pitches against the GCL Rays. Not bad.

The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier took video of Groome’s debut at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., including his first professional K, which you can see above in the video from “NESN Live,” presented by Cross Insurance.

Thumbnail photo via YouTube screengrab

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