Did Wrenn have a sixth sense about these players or was it simply a mix of knowledge and blind luck? Luke Wrenn has a knack for searching through mounds of young talent, a talent for determining the diamonds in the rough, and for foreshadowing the future of players. As Red Sox fans we were able to enjoy the rewards of his work for years.
The fact that Wrenn has last as a scout for over 30 years is remarkable in and of itself. He’s been around long enough to see the progression of the scouting process, the new tools available and the change in approach.
He has spotted talent from miles away. Wrenn has mastered his understanding of what he needs to look for in players (and what red signs are). He knows the defying characteristics that set a good player apart from a great player.
Luke Wrenn spent the 1990s in the Red Sox organization. He had some tremendous players on his radar long before the rest of the world knew about them. It was thanks to Wrenn that a lot of players got their chances. MLB honored him on a massive stage in 2015. Today, we reflect on his abilities, talent, and key imprints he made in the Sox organization.