Boston Red Sox stars before they made it to Major League Baseball
By Sam Colman
Where did our favorite Red Sox players play college baseball?
The MLB Draft has come and gone with the blink of an eye, we once again go back to life without baseball.
This year’s draft was one for the ages. Each of the first seven selections, as well as eleven out of the first fourteen, were college athletes. That compares to just last year where three of the top six athletes selected, were drafted straight out of high school.
Many teams were not comfortable with using their first-round pick on a player that was unable to finish his final year of high school baseball. It appears that many baseball teams, unlike the Boston Red Sox who selected a high schooler, were more focused on drafting players that had success at the collegiate level.
In this year’s MLB Draft, the Red Sox selected two athletes who have played college baseball. Jeremy Wu-Yelland played for the University of Hawaii while Shane Drohan played for Florida State University.
Many Red Sox players on the current roster have played college baseball as well. A few of them were even fortunate enough to play in the College World Series.
Here are eight Red Sox players along with their journey through college baseball and the draft process.